Good things comes to those who wait.
We first learned about its very existence a few months ago and now Mercedes-Benz CEO, Dieter Zetsche, has confirmed to Top Gear the 1,000 hp AMG hypercar will officially be revealed this September at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Think of this so far unnamed hypercar as sort of a 50th birthday present AMG is giving itself, and to the world as well. "The hypercar will be the missing link legitimizing the integration of AMG with the Formula One team," Zetsche stated.
“It will be limited production (300 units), and ideally we want it to be sold out before the first one is delivered. It is the first street legal road car with a Formula One engine, and will be perceived as the ultimate sports car.” Although Mercedes-AMG is keeping the specifics a closely guarded secret for now, we do know the hypercar’s power will be sourced from a high-revving 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 paired to an electric motor. We’ve seen a few teasers of the car, codenamed Project One, and without question downforce and aerodynamics are two key design requirements.
If the car is as amazing as we believe it’s going to be, it could very well set a new standard in the ultra-exclusive hypercar club, with members including the likes of the Bugatti Chiron, McLaren P1, LaFerrari, Porsche 918, and the Pagani and Koenigsegg brands. But why not reveal such a special car at Geneva in March, the venue where the LaFerrari had its debut? Because Frankfurt is in Germany, and the Project One is a celebration of Mercedes-AMG. There’s nothing like a big reveal such as this on one’s home turf.