Production of the first unit of the Mercedes‑AMG ONE hypercar has now begun. The first customer vehicles will be delivered in the second half of 2022. The Formula 1 based hybrid powertrain with a 1.6-litre V6 turbo engine and four electric motors are being built by the motorsport experts at Mercedes‑AMG High Performance Powertrains in Brixworth (England), who are also responsible for developing and producing the Power Units for the Mercedes‑AMG Petronas F1 racing cars. The production of the complete vehicle will be executed in Coventry, UK.
The exclusive car production is completed by hand at 16 assembly and testing stations. The entire outer skin is the first to be completely assembled. After that, parts including doors and bonnets are hand-painted as a car set for each individual vehicle – this ensures the perfect color match of the entire vehicle. In the next assembly step, the powertrain and the body-in-white are assembled: The 1.6-litre V6 turbo engine, the high-voltage battery and the total of four electric machines have all been previously hot tested on testbenches at Brixworth to ensure they are performant, exactly the same process as is done with Mercedes’ Formula 1 Power Units. Mercedes‑AMG High Performance Powertrains supplies the corresponding units: the eTurbo hybrid combustion engine, the high-voltage battery of the plug-in hybrid, the front axle with the two electric machines and the power electronics including the inverter for each of the four electric motors. In total, over 50 specialists work on each individual Mercedes‑AMG ONE.
The unique Mercedes hypercar will be outfitted with motorsport technology. This ranges from the carbon-fibre monocoque and carbon-fibre body to the load‑bearing engine/transmission unit, active aerodynamics and the push-rod suspension. With its complex technology, the two-seater Mercedes-AMG ONE offers even more than a Formula 1 racing car. It features the AMG Performance 4MATIC+ fully variable all-wheel drive with hybrid-driven rear axle and electrically driven front axle with torque vectoring. It can also drive purely electrically.
275 units of the Mercedes‑AMG ONE hypercar will be produced in total.
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