The closest factor to a homologation particular we’re prone to see
out of Method 1, the Mercedes-AMG Undertaking One is one very
On the sidelines of the Frankfurt motor present, we sat down with
AMG’s Rene Wollman. His enterprise card calls him the Undertaking
One’s “Undertaking Chief,” however he is far more than that. He was
the one which AMG boss Tobias Moers turned to when it got here time
to develop the more and more unbiased division’s first
hypercar. Wollman’s resume is numerous, as you’d count on from an
automotive engineer, however what stands out is his work on the
model’s SLS AMG Electrical Drive. The Undertaking One takes
electrification to a completely completely different degree, giving anybody
with a driver’s license and upward of $2.7 million the world’s
most superior, street-legal automotive.
Based mostly on that dialog, listed here are 5 issues that you must
know concerning the Mercedes-AMG Undertaking One.
It is an F1 automotive…for the highway
The Undertaking One just isn’t race-derived. It is principally a
full-on race automotive with a physique shell and a handful of concessions
made for compliance in locations like Europe and North America
the place airbags and lights are must-haves and emissions requirements
require that automobiles not spew too many hydrocarbons. Beneath
its physique, which was formed as a lot by the wind because it was a
designer’s pen, lies a powertrain basically plucked from
Mercedes-AMG’s W06 Method 1 race automotive.
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Technically, what was proven off in Frankfurt is an idea automotive,
however an actual one is coming and it is going to look loads like
Undertaking One has upward of 1,000 horsepower from a 1.6-liter
turbocharged V-6 mated to a quartet of electrical motors. The
first electrical motor delivers energy rearward. Two extra are
positioned up entrance to ship energy to every of the steerable
wheels. A fourth electrical motor is built-in with the turbo
that each offers muscle to its compressor and captures
in any other case wasted exhaust vitality.
Every motor has its personal battery, which successfully quadruples
the battery capability in comparison with an F1 racer. Positive, there are
myriad small adjustments designed to assist the Undertaking One final
longer than a single race, since house owners aren’t precisely going to
drive their Undertaking One hypercars at 10/10ths 100 % of
the time like Lewis Hamilton does along with his race automotive.
It is filled with trick
Wollman advised us that the Undertaking One is “extra highway automotive than F1
automotive,” however that AMG makes use of a lot of the identical damper expertise to
tackle no matter pavement the hypercar is prone to encounter.
Even with its F1 powertrain, this modern two-door isn’t any
Its suspension is bespoke and anybody conversant in superior
suspension expertise will see that it takes benefit of
Multimatic’s trick gold-tinted Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve
dampers. No, they’re most likely not the identical items used within the
Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, however we’re keen to wager that AMG’s
expertise utilizing them within the base GT coupe and convertible paid
off (go for the adjustable suspension in these automobiles and also you
will not get the Multimatic dampers).
There aren’t any anti-roll bars within the Undertaking One. As a substitute, a
strut angled towards the left facet of the automobile does that job
much better than a steel bar may.