the mercedes-amg one will finally begin production in 2022

Photo credit: Mercedes-Benz

After several years of delays and genuine concerns for the project's future, the Mercedes-AMG One has finally received an official production timeline. According to British outlet Autocar (and confirmed by Roadshow), customers have been contacted by Mercedes with confirmation that production is slated to begin in 2022.

Keen readers may recall that the Mercedes-AMG One was initially set to hit the market all the way back in 2019, after the initial concept was shown 2017. The hypercar concept was built around a 1.6-liter turbocharged V-6 with electric motor assistance, all of it based on what powers the Mercedes Formula 1 race car.

Of course, trying to adapt F1 hardware for street use (and street-legal regulations) is difficult, and according to reports, the One's significant delays were largely due to powertrain troubles. As one might imagine, it turns out meeting emissions standards is difficult with an F1 engine, especially when you're targeting an output of 1000 hp.

The report notes that engineers specifically struggled to tame the idle speed of the hybridized 1.6-liter turbocharged V-6, which was derived from Mercedes' championship-winning F1 car from 2017. The powertrain is designed to idle at 5000 rpm in race trim, far too high for street use. Getting the engine to behave properly at a tame 1200 rpm was quite difficult to accomplish. Based on the prototypes we've recently seen testing on the streets and racetracks of Europe, it seems AMG has sorted out this issue.

When the Mercedes-AMG One does finally arrive next year, it will safely become one of the most extreme machines ever to wear a license plate. The car will serve as a statement to what Mercedes-AMG can do with hybrid performance machines, just as batteries really begin to trickle into the sports car world. Not that anyone who remembers the 2017 F1 season needs a reminder of what the company can do with this powertrain tech.

Internet Explorer Channel Network


LATEST NEWS

NEWS RELATED

The Days of Cheap Lexus LX 450 SUVs Are Over

Photo credit: Bring a Trailer The Lexus LX is one of those SUVs that just about everyone knows, but may struggle to vividly remember the first generation of the vehicle. And some of the younger Lexus technicians in the US weren't even alive when the first generation was offered for…

Read more: The Days of Cheap Lexus LX 450 SUVs Are Over

2022 Rolls-Royce Ghost Gets Lavish Black Badge Model

Photo credit: Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce says that nearly a third of the cars it sells receive its Black Badge treatment, and it's now adding the blacked-out trim to the new Ghost sedan. The latest Ghost now rides on the same platform as the Phantom sedan and Cullinan SUV and Rolls says…

Read more: 2022 Rolls-Royce Ghost Gets Lavish Black Badge Model

Entry-level Maruti Suzuki Celerio spied ahead of its launch soon

© Nikhil Puthran Entry-level Maruti Suzuki Celerio spied ahead of its launch soon – The new model will be based on the Heartect platform  – To be available in two engine options – 1.0-litre and 1.2-litre  – Likely to be bigger and better than its predecessor Ahead of its anticipated…

Read more: Entry-level Maruti Suzuki Celerio spied ahead of its launch soon

This Is The India-Bound 2022 Hyundai Creta Facelift. Images Out

© Varun Singh | India.com News Desk The new Hyundai Creta’s front is inspired by that of the new Hyundai Tucson. New Delhi: The 2022 Hyundai Creta facelift will make its debut at the GIIAS (Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show) next month. Although the new model will be a facelift…

Read more: This Is The India-Bound 2022 Hyundai Creta Facelift. Images Out

15 cars driven by Bond villains

1/31 SLIDES © Tom Wood/RM Sotheby’s Bond baddies’ best cars Think James Bond and you cannot help but think of Bond cars. There’s no denying that the world’s longest-serving secret agent has found himself behind the wheel of some pretty tasty metal over the years. And no wonder, what with well-funded…

Read more: 15 cars driven by Bond villains

Hertz to Rent Teslas to Uber Drivers

Photo credit: Hertz Following a record order for Tesla vehicles from the rental giant Hertz, Uber has revealed a plan with Hertz to make 50,000 Teslas available to Uber drivers. The companies have partnered on vehicle availability before, but the new plans concern a vehicle order Tesla is expected to…

Read more: Hertz to Rent Teslas to Uber Drivers

Best used coupes for less than £20,000

1/21 SLIDES © What Car? Best used coupes for less than £20,000 Keen drivers will always want a stylish coupé on their driveway, but buying a new one can set you back a fair old chunk of money. That’s where buying used comes in, with many of the best of the breed available for less…

Read more: Best used coupes for less than £20,000

See the 2023 Chevy C8 Corvette Z06's Colors and Options

Photo credit: Chevrolet The Chevrolet C8 Corvette Z06 is finally here with a 670-hp naturally aspirated 5.5-liter V-8 with a flat-plane crankshaft. It's the most powerful naturally aspirated engine ever installed in a road car, and it revs all the way up to 8600 rpm. It's available with a Z07…

Read more: See the 2023 Chevy C8 Corvette Z06's Colors and Options

What Does The Hyundai Bumper-To-Bumper Warranty Cover? (2021)

Domenicali surprised Hamilton did not top F1 fan survey poll

Tested: 2021 Kia Sorento Satisfies High Expectations

Electric Cars Could Represent an Existential Threat for Luxury and Performance Brands

2022 Land Rover Range Rover configurator reveals pricing and options

The strangest driving laws in the world

Liquid Tire Chain Was Pure GM Innovation

Ferrari wins EU court backing in rights spat with German car designer

OTHER NEWS