Mercedes-AMG Project ONE Hypercar Has Asia Premiere

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TrackWorthy - Unveiling Mercedes-AMG Project ONE (1)
TrackWorthy - Unveiling Mercedes-AMG Project ONE (1)
Mercedes-Benz is providing a glimpse into future mobility with a wide array of Asia premieres at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show from October 28-November 5. With its Formula One hybrid technology, the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE show car stands for the “Future of Driving Performance”.

“Japan is extremely important to us,” said Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing & Sales. “Since 2013, we achieved four record years in a row in this market,” “Between January and September, we sold more than 50,000 cars here – more than ever before in the first nine months of the year. No wonder Mercedes-Benz remains the most successful premium brand in Japan. Today’s line-up shows [that] we have every intention of making the podium in many other important disciplines of the future as well: from an ultra-compact city car to the most powerful engine we’ve ever built; from battery-electric to fuel cell to plug-in hybrid to purebred race technology.”

Mercedes-AMG has clinched the 2017 Formula One Constructors Championship and is moving towards securing the drivers title as well with Lewis Hamilton. The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE two-seater, marks the first time that state-of-the-art, Formula One hybrid technology is being brought from the racetrack to the road virtually one-to-one.

The performance hybrid will deliver an anticipated output of more than 1,000 hp and a top speed of more than 350 km/h (217 mph). The high-performance plug-in drive comes directly from the Mercedes-AMG Formula One car and combines an integrated and networked combination of hybrid turbocharged 1.6 litre internal combustion engine and four electric motors. It has an all-electric range of 25 kms (16 miles).

With an MSRP of 2.275 million Euros the car will cost approximately $4 million Canadian including fees and taxes and will be coming to Canada in 2019. The car accelerates so quickly that 0-100 km/h has been replaced with 0-200 km/h which is achieved in less than 6 seconds. 275 Project One’s are currently scheduled to be built.

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