2017 Frankfurt Motor Show: High-Performance Rides

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Mercedes-AMG Project ONE
If Frankfurt Mercedes-AMG celebrated the AMG brand’s 50 anniversary in proper fashion with the introduction of an extreme supersports car, the Project ONE. This 2-seat coupe borrows from Mercedes’ extensive Formula One experience and builds what is basically a street-legal race car. When most car companies refer to bringing their racing technology and experience to the street, it usually isn’t as literal as what Mercedes-AMG has done. The Project ONE employs a full-fledged Formula One hybrid drive system consisting of a 1.6-liter direct-injection V6 engine that uses an electrically-assisted turbocharger. This gets teamed with an additional electric motor linked directly to the driveshaft, as well as two electric motors fitted to the front axle that provide acceleration and braking at each wheel for better stability and all-wheel-drive control.

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