21 April 20232
The Mercedes-AMG One has a modified F1 engine.
It is a 1.6-litre turbocharged V6 producing 566hp; however, when you throw in the four electric motors, the AMG-One makes 1,049hp—one electric motor attached to the crankshaft, one to the turbocharger and two on the front wheels.
The engine is derived from Lewis Hamilton’s 2015 F1 car. The engine revs’ to 11,000, and even by limiting the rpm, it will only last approximately 31,000 miles, at which time it returns to Mercedes for a complete rebuild.
Not surprisingly, the AMG-One has just beaten the Porsche 911 GT22 RS MR record at the Nordschleife (North loop) track, known as the Nurburgring. It manages to shave eight seconds off of the mighty Porsche time.
However, the AMG-One can get from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and 0-124 mph in 7 seconds and has a ‘limited’ top speed of 219 mph.
Initially, Mercedes said the AMG-One would weigh in at 1100 kg; in practice, it weighs just over 1650 kg.
Mercedes initially claimed the 0-124 mph time of under 6 seconds; 5.5 seconds was mooted, so 7 seconds is disappointing.
Oh, and by the way, the McLaren 765LT and Ferrari SF90 Stradale can hit 60 mph in 2.5 seconds and 124 mph in 6.7 seconds.
Of course, you could buy the McLaren and Ferrari and have the best part of £2 million spare.
I’m just saying.