2017 Frankfurt Motor Show: Top Concepts

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Mercedes-AMG Project ONE
Mercedes-Benz wowed the crowd during press preview days at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show with the debut of Project ONE, a 2-seat supercar with extensive use of technology developed through the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One race program. The powertrain is essentially the same as the team’s Formula One race car — a 1.6-liter direct-injection V6 engine with an electrically-assisted turbocharger that can spin up to 100000 rpm, delivered through an 8-speed automated mechanical transmission. The V6 can rev up to 11000 rpm, and a second electric motor links directly to the driveshaft for extra power. Two additional electric motors on the front axle provide acceleration and braking at each wheel for stability and all-wheel-drive control.

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