It’s been a long time coming but the Mercedes-Benz AMG’s One Hypercar has finally arrived here in production, and lucky buyers have been rewarded with a build slot who can wait for delivery to begin later this year.
First unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt International Motor Show in the form of a concept, the One Hall is a celebration of the success of the Mercedes Formula 1 team, a string of top motorsports successes over the past decade and powered by the same engine used to win multiple championships. F1 car (especially the 2015 season unit).
The mid-mounted engine is a 1.6-liter turbocharged V-6 complete with an 11,000-rpm redline and turbo-mounted electric motor-generator. One has three additional electric motor-generators, one mounted between the engine and a 7-speed automatic manual transmission, and two more on the front axle to form an all-wheel-drive system. The combined output of the system is 1,049 hp, with the engine itself delivering a maximum of 566 hp.
Mercedes-Benz AMG One
Mercedes AMG W07 Hybrid 2016 Formula One car power unit
Mercedes-Benz AMG One
The claimed performance numbers, probably from the conservative side, include 0-62 mph acceleration in 2.9 seconds, 0-124 mph in 7.0 seconds, 0-186 mph in 15.6 seconds, and a maximum speed controlled at 219 mph. Nürburgring is also probably a manufacturing car lap record. The losing time is set by 2020 at AMG’s GT Black Series 6: 43.61.
Outside of special powertrains, one benefits from a high level of downforce. Active Aerodynamics, which has gone through air tunnel testing with the help of F1 engineers, features a multi-part, two-stage expandable rear wing for maximum downforce in race mode. We hear like 1,500 pounds. Like the F1, it has a drag reduction system. There is a flap attached to the rear wing, as well as the car’s active levers closed. Although it reduces downforce by about 20%, it enables a higher peak speed. DRS is automatically deactivated when the driver brakes or when the accelerator is sufficiently turned off.
Also borrowed from the F1 World are the One’s push-rod suspension design and lightweight carbon-fiber construction. For suspension, front and rear five-link designs are used. Adjustable coil-over suspension has several special features: Both push-rod spring struts are installed across the travel direction to maintain low altitude. The innovative layout of the spring / damper unit replaces the functionality and application of conventional tubular cross members.
The wheels include 19-inch front and 20-inch rear pairs, with 285 / 35- and 335/30-sized Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2R tires, respectively. The brake setup has a carbon-ceramic rotor at all corners, a 6-piston caliper on the front and a 4-piston on the rear.
The One will make its official debut in June 2022. At the Goodwood Festival of Speed, only 275 examples from the UK will be made, and all the build slots are long gone. One costs 2.275 million euros (about 44 2.44 million).