Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar debuts at Frankfurt

Mercedes-Benz along with its performance partner AMG has revealed the Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar. The hypercar had been teased multiple times before and has finally been revealed at the ongoing 2017 Frankfurt Motorshow.

The new car utilises technology straight from the F1 cars driven by Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas in the 2017 season. The powertrain is a 1.6-litre, V6 petrol engine and electric motor that has been taken from the F1 car and reworked for road use.

Mercedes chairman Dieter Zetsche said: "This vehicle will make all the performance cars at Mercedes and AMG look small. In 40 years I have never witnessed as much hype at Mercedes as there was with this car. After we showed the silhouette at Paris we had calls the next day to buy them. AMG's future does not depend on petrol, but on hybridisation and electrification too. This car gives an outlook for the future of AMG. Our task is not just to reinvent the automobile but to redefine mobility."

Mercedes claims that the new hypercar can go from 0-200kmph in just 6 seconds. The top speed will also surpass the 350kmph mark. The car can only be driven on electric power and it has a pure electric range of 26km.

Only 275 units of the car will be built and deliveries will begin in 2019.

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