If the Mercedes Project One hypercar looks anything like this, we’re already sold.
Since its reveal, the mysterious Mercedes Project One hypercar has been shrouded in secrecy. Set to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September to celebrate the 50th anniversary of AMG, it’s already one of our most anticipated car reveals of the year thanks to its fancy F1-style engineering. To date however, all we’ve seen of the Project One are a couple of blackened teaser images. Peisert Design has attempted to visualize how the final Project One may look, using the official teaser images to create these renderings.
The resulting renders depict the Project One as a long and low-down two-seater hypercar, with an aerodynamic design that looks like an endurance racing car for the road. It looks stunning from the profile shot, but it’s the wide and menacing rear that really stands out, characterized by its roof-mounted scoop, dominating F1-style central fin and huge air ducts.
The Project One will utilize the same hybrid setup as its current 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. Only 200 - 300 examples of the Project One will be built, with the price expected to be around $2.15 million, although Mercedes says it has nearly sold out already. It will be interesting to see how closely the final design compares to this alluring artist impression. Until then, we have high hopes that the Project One will set a new benchmark when it joins the elite club of hypercars like the Bugatti Chiron, McLaren P1, LaFerrari and Porsche 918. September can't come soon enough.