The oppressed development of AMG One is over.
Mercedes-AMG has unveiled its Formula 1 car for the road in the guise of production, and it’s as wild as you might expect.
First, the numbers:
- The Mercedes-AMG One pumps 782kW of power
- That output is from four electric motors (450kW) and a 1.6-liter turbocharged hybrid V6 (422kW).
- One of these motors is mounted on an F1-style MGU-K crankshaft (120kW)
- These motors are mounted on two front axles (120kW each, 240kW combined).
- Slash lag (90kW) mounted on one of these motors with a turbocharger
- Maximum speed 352 km / h (electrically limited)
- Electrical range 18km from 8.4kWh battery
Managing those outputs is a hydraulic seven-speed automatic manual transmission, which can be controlled with a paddle mounted on the back of the wheel.
With a claimed carb weight of 1695kg, the 100km / h sprint takes a claimed 2.9 seconds, the 200km / h sprint takes 7.0 seconds and the 300km / h sprint flies in 15.6 seconds.
Initially intended to launch in 2019, the One is stuck on the road with the challenge of building a powertrain derived from F1 work and always meets stringent emissions standards.
The One is built around a carbon-fiber monocoque chassis, while the rear suspension is mounted directly on the powertrain, such as the Formula 1 – or Ferrari F50, another road car whose origin is firmly rooted in the F1 Paddock.
Roll stiffness and dampness can be adjusted individually for lift stiffness and damp design, and Mercedes-AMG says “the overall tuning of springs and dampers is designed to be perfectly balanced, easily controllable and highly dynamic.”
Unlike Lewis Hamilton’s weekend car, the One has ABS standard. The ESP system has three modes, one of which is a sport mode designed to slip a bit without completely loosening the reins. It can adjust independently from drive mode.
There are also nine steps of traction control through which you can toggle, with the Mercedes-AMG offering something since the AMG GT R debuted.
As for drive mode? The car defaults to Race Safe, which defaults to electrical power unless the driver really buries their right foot, but the driver can flick through the race (constant V6 power to make sure the battery is always charged), and EV (self explanatory). The road
The track includes Race Plus (active arrow, 37mm lower front / 30mm lower rear ride), Strat 2 (equivalent to F1 qualifying mode, with rigid suspension and full power from all sources), and individual.
The task of moving one’s extraordinary outputs down the road is to the front of the 285/35 R19 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2R M01 tire, and the 335/30 R20 versions of the same rubber to the bottom.
The center-lock wheel is a new development. They are made of magnesium, and feature carbon covers, including vans designed to balance brake cooling and aerodynamics. The prominent louvers in the arches help reduce the pressure at insane speeds that we know AMG One will hit.
The rear wheel covers have 398 mm front and 380 mm rear carbon ceramic brakes.
The exterior does not move too far from the template determined by the project one concept, but the aerodynamics have changed in detail.
Inside, the driver and passenger sit in specific bucket seats facing a minimal dashboard. The driver encounters a digital instrument binoculars, and pulls out a telescope to compensate for a race-inspired wheel that does not move the seats. The paddle box is also adjustable with 11 positions.
You won’t find a central rear-view mirror, instead relying on a rear-mounted camera.