Mercedes-AMG brings Formula 1 technology to the road


Showcar Mercedes-AMG Project ONE, two-seater supersports car with the very latest and efficient, fully-fledged Formula 1 hybrid technology, high-performance plug-in hybrid drive system with 1.6 1.6-litre V6 turbocharged petrol engine and four electric motors


  • The Mercedes-AMG ONE show car brings the very latest efficient, fully-fledged Formula 1 hybrid technology from the race track to the road
  • The two-seater high-performance hybrid produces over 1,000 hp and reaches top speeds of beyond 217 mph
  • The complex development work was carried out in close cooperation with the Formula 1 experts at
    Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains in Brixworth and with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 team in Brackley
  • The Mercedes-AMG ONE is the first Formula 1 car with MOT approval.
  • Together with the four-door AMG GT Concept, the Mercedes-AMG ONE provides another insight into the future performance-hybrid drive strategy of the sports car brand
  • The 1.6-litre V6 hybrid petrol engine with direct injection and electrically assisted single turbocharging comes directly from the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 racing car
  • The vehicle is mid-engined (ahead of the rear axle) and it can easily reach speeds of 11,000 rpm, which is currently unique for a road-going vehicle
  • The battery cells, their arrangement and the cell cooling system are the same as used in the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 racing car. However, the quantity of battery cells in the AMG ONE make it significantly more practical for everyday use
  • Power is transferred to the rear wheels by an 8-speed manual transmission which has been developed especially for the Mercedes-AMG ONE. It is activated hydraulically and can be operated in automated mode or manually using the shift paddles
  • The basis for the outstanding driving characteristics of the Mercedes-AMG ONE is provided by the lightweight, high-strength carbon-fibre monocoque body, the technology of which also comes from Formula 1
  • Another completely new development is the 10-spoke forged aluminium wheel with centre lock, which is exclusively reserved for the Mercedes-AMG ONE. This improves the car’s aerodynamics and Cdfigure by optimising the airflow around the wheels.
  • The car is equipped with an advanced, weight-optimised ceramic high-performance compound braking system. Its low weight reduces the unsprung masses, thus improving driving dynamics and agility.

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