You won't see us complain if the Mercedes Project One looks like this when it's revealed in September.
We still have several months to wait until the reveal of the much-anticipated Mercedes-AMG Project One at the Frankfurt Auto Show this September, an extraordinary hypercar powered by F1 tech that has the potential to be the new Nurburgring king. No official photos have been released yet apart from a few tantalizing teasers showing snippets of the design, but that hasn’t stopped render artists from visualizing how it could look. This latest design from Italian artist Evren Milano lives up to Mercedes' claim that the Project One is a race car for the road.
The design isn’t entirely accurate – official teasers have already confirmed that the Project One won’t feature a large rear wing as shown in the render, and the roof scoop is much more subtle than the teasers have suggested. Still, it undeniably looks like a race car for the road, just as Mercedes-AMG intended. Unlike the other renders created by Peisert Design based on the official teaser images, Evren Milano took inspiration from the design study that was recently shown by Mercedes, which gave us an idea of how the hypercar’s front fascia could look. It’s been slightly tweaked for the render, but the headlights, front-end and wheels closely match what we saw in the design study.
It also shows the potential proportions of the hypercar. Combine the renders from both artists, and we could now have a good idea of how the final design will look. So far, we know that the Mercedes Project One will incorporate the same hybrid technology as the manufacturer’s Formula 1 cars with a high-revving 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 paired to an electric motor capable of churning out around 1,000 horsepower. Utilizing F1 technology in a road car has its drawbacks though, as the engine will require extensive work after 31,000 miles. Ferrari also isn’t convinced about F1-powered road cars like the Project One, arguing that it failed when it used F1 tech for the F50.