Since Mercedes-Project AMG’s One concept was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, it has been roughly five and a half years. The subsequent production version, without the word “Project,” was not revealed until June 2022. And now, deliveries of the F1-powered machine have begun. Affalterbach residents took to social media to share three images of the first customer car.
The hypercar, which wears German “ON1” plates, is mostly black with Petronas green accents and numerous white three-pointed stars in the rear section. The tip of the roof scoop is also finished in red, and there is prominent white “AMG” lettering on the front grille. The fastest street-legal production vehicle around the Nürburgring, Hockenheim, and the Red Bull Ring is limited to only 275 copies.
The first One is unknown, but F1 drivers Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, and David Coulthard have signed on the dotted line to purchase the hand-made electrified beast. In fact, when the Project One was revealed in September 2017, The Sun reported that LH was expecting to receive two cars, one of which would be given to his father Anthony. It has also been reported that among the 275 customers are real estate mogul Manny Khoshbin, actor Mark Wahlberg, and tennis star Ion iriac.
As previously stated, production will begin in August 2022, with cars being assembled at AMG’s facility in Coventry, UK. The MercedesAMG High Performance Powertrains division in Brixworth created the intricate hybrid powertrain, which includes a turbocharged 1.6-liter V6 engine and four electric motors.
The all-wheel-drive AMG One, unquestionably one of the most spectacular cars of our time, had a rocky road to production. Making the 566-horsepower ICE meet Euro 6 regulations was one of the most difficult challenges for the engineers, a V6 that idles at 1,200 rpm rather than 5,000 rpm as in the F1 car. The combustion engine can reach 11,000 rpm and must be rebuilt every 50,000 kilometres (31,000 miles), but we doubt many Ones will be used frequently.