MERCEDES-AMG PROJECT ONE: The Street Legal Formula 1 Car

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For all those who had wishes of driving an F1 car to the movies, the wait is over.

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The Mercedes-AMG Project One is the closest any auto manufacturer has come to capturing the Formula 1 hybrid technology in a vehicle that is not confined to the track. Designed in partnership between Mercedes and the Petronas Motorsport Team, it features a highly-integrated powertrain with a turbocharged combustion engine and four independent electric motors: one for each front wheel, one linked to the crankcase, and one in the turbocharger itself. The end result, a hypercar that produces over 1000 hp and reaches a top speed of 350 km/h. Needless to say, this Mercedes has more power than you ever need.

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Selective torque distribution combined with the race start function and the elimination of turbo lag, allows the hypercar to go from 0 to 200km/h in under 6 seconds.

Perhaps the only thing more impressive than the car’s performance is its efficiency. The car features multiple driving modes ranging from purely electric to highly dynamic.

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Let’s not skim over the fact that the Project One is a beauty. The body evokes an air of power and grace with its multiple air intakes (including the stand out roof intake), forged aluminium wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 2 Tires, and wide frame.

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The interior is extremely slick and minimalist. After all, you are sure to have your hands full with the Formula 1 steering wheel alone.