Mercedes-AMG One: Hotly Anticipated Hypercar Gets a Green Light
The Formula 1-inspired speed machine was unveiled in 2017
Not too long ago, customers started ordering the new hybrid hypercar by Mercedes-AMG One. Just recently, the performance division of the German carmaker just emailed customers to let them know that ‘One’ will enter production in the middle of 2022.
The Mercedes-AMG One
The much-anticipated hypercar by Mercedes-AMG is finally nearing the finish line. Without a doubt, this would be one of the most difficult development phases of any car in recent times. That is because the concept behind this vehicle is not new.
One got showed off first in the form of a concept in 2017 by Lewis Hamilton. At that time, the concept was a part of the 50th-anniversary celebration of Mercedes-AMG. Since the concept vehicle had a hybrid powertrain like that in Formula 1, the concept gained quick attention.
The fact that the concept was for Mercedes-AMG further gave it the necessary push and momentum. Now that the car is about to go into production, we know that it will come fitted with a V-6 engine having a 1.6-liter capacity. With that, One by Mercedes-AMG also features an electric motor.
The electric motor helps generate upwards of 745 kW of power. This means that the car can go from o to 200 km/h like a slingshot in just 6 seconds. Eventually, One can hit 350 km/h, its top speed. However, since the vehicle has not been unveiled yet, one cannot say whether it will achieve these benchmarks. Nevertheless, the hopes are quite high.
However, the fact that one is going into production does not necessarily mean that anybody can get their hands on one. Mercedes-AMG will produce only 275 examples of this car, with each costing $3.5 million. It also looks like Mercedes-AMG has no plans to increase this car’s production.
Furthermore, it also looks like all the slots for One have been filled. Buyers are ready to buy the vehicle on order. Hence, the vehicle might not enter the mainstream market. Nevertheless, given the fact that this car costs a whopping $3.5 million, only the top 10% would be able to afford this hybrid beast by Mercedes-AMG.
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