It may share technology with a Formula 1 car, but the Mercedes-AMG One still needs to be comfortable to drive on the road.
It's been a long wait, but the production version of the Mercedes-AMG One is nearly ready, four years after the Project One concept previewed the F1-inspired hypercar. Before customer deliveries begin later this year, Mercedes-AMG is testing prototypes to finetune the chassis and driving dynamics. We've seen the Mercedes-AMG One getting thrown around the Nurburgring, but a new official video gives us a rare glimpse of the hypercar being driven on the public road.
In the short video, we get to see Mercedes-AMG CTO Jochen Hermann take the hypercar for a spin around the automaker's Immendingen proving grounds before unleashing it on the public road for the first time.
Mercedes-AMG teased that you "might see it soon," so it sounds like the One hypercar is going to be taken on an extensive public tour. It's a leisurely drive for a car that shares technology with a Formula 1 car, but the AMG One needs to be comfortable enough to drive for long distances on the road between intense track sessions.
Unfortunately, the loud music in the video drowns out the sound of the AMG One's F1-sourced powertrain combining a 1.6-liter V6 and four electric motors. Combined, this setup produces 1,200 horsepower - no wonder Mercedes-AMG has been struggling to meet emissions targets.
Luckily, there have been plenty of unofficial videos of the AMG One being tested where we get to hear it roar, and it sounds like a Formula 1 car. Like the prototype we spied last month, the AMG One shown in the video is practically uncamoflagued and is dressed up in a red and grey motorsport-style livery.
Its aggressive aero certainly makes it stand out on the road, from the motorsport-inspired roof scoop, shark fin, and dominant diffuser, to the massive front air intakes and prominent splitter. Only 275 examples of the Mercedes-AMG One will be built, each costing $2.7 million.