69 Mercedes finally reveal the AMG One supercar

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After years of development and Covid related delays, Mercedes have finally unwrapped their new road-going super car - Mercedes AMG One.

What makes AMG One stand out among its "hybrid hypercars" peers is Formula 1 derived powertrain and advanced aerodynamics.

AMG One has mid-mounted V6 turbo engine with unusually low 1599 cc cylinder capacity - same as modern Formula 1 cars. Compact V6 is supported by 4 electric motors which all provide power at the same time. Combined peak power was revealed as 1063 metric horsepower, peak torque is unspecified "due to complex drive train", and DIN-certified kerb weight is hefty 1.69 tonnes.

Power and weight figures alone do not look particularly impressive but this car is much more than power-weight ratio and straight line acceleration.

Just like Formula 1 car, AMG One is built around carbon fiber monocoque and load-bearing engine/transmission unit. It rides on pushrod suspension and features full carbon fiber body with striking aerodynamic features - most notably the LMP1/Formula 1 style "fin" over the rear engine cover.

AMG One is perhaps the most complex road car ever built and it will be fascinating to see weather desire to use complicated F1 powertrain actually translates into faster lap times. Formula 1 is held back by regulations and 1.6 displacement limit is entirely arbitrary and deliberately restrictive.

To make this high revving small engine last in a heavy road car (redline is 11000 RPM!), engineers had to reduce power even further. It remains to be seen whether 4 electric motors will be able to make up for it and provide enough propulsion to match simpler combustion-only cars like McLaren Senna or large displacement V12 hybrid of LaFerrari.

Judging by Mercedes official performance figures (0-200 kph in 7 seconds), AMG One will not quite keep up with LaFerrari or SF90 in straight line. However, these performance figures may be conservative and improve in further testing.

4m ago by FastestLaps
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AspectProCube45  2m ago

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rotarykeisuke  4m ago

why is it so heavyy tho


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AaronVector  4m ago

It's not gonna be sold in the US. US buyers are requesting refunds, UK buyers are trading in their slots, this car is becoming an economic/marketing flop. There are enough rich blokes in europe so it may still pull through.


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KoenigseggNerd  4m ago

I'm hearing that even European buyers are cancelling their build slots due to the heavy weight, maintenance costs, and the "slow" acceleration numbers.


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lafars  4m ago

combined two comments i found on a forum that helps explaining the weight of it

This car has four metal catalytic converters, two ceramic catalytic converters, and two gasoline particulate filters. That definitely didn't help weight and that is just the tip of the iceberg. It has a dedicated heater to preheat the catalyst and a dedicated 48v electrical system to power that heater. And an aux air pump just to blow the heated air over the catalyst - all that just so you can start the car and drive without having to wait for eternity.


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Cocobe  4m ago

honestly, this was more of a technical exercise to put an F1 engine into a road car, achieve super high thermal efficiency, than for pure speed To make this engine road legal and able to start without a 20 minute prewarm up with fluids, the engine has lost quite a lot of power. Current form of the engine produces 560hp from the ICE, but the engine on the F1 car makes over 800hp, and is fuel flow restricted to just 100kg/hour.

100kg/hr is that a lot? The Chiron empties its 100L fuel tank in 9 minutes. That's 75kg/9 minutes = about 500kg/hr fuel flow rate, or 5x the fuel consumption to get about 3x the power, or 1.5x the power if you count the hybrid power.

It's impressive, but I highly doubt the owners of this car go around to parties talking about how environmental friendly their supercar is compared to other supercars...


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SpeedKing  4m ago

So you've got to fork out $2.7M for the AMG One and after 31,000km have it torn down and rebuilt for around $800K?? Outrageous 🙄


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AaronVector  4m ago

Good specs considering it'd only be the 2nd (or maybe 3rd or 4th) quickest car on the road if customers collected it now, but for the pricetag, if all you want is speed, you're better off getting a 765lt.


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Nadia  4m ago

I am hostboy's girlfriend typing on his laptop. I ordered a green on pink AMG One.


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hostboy  4m ago

Slow performance proves that V6 sucks in a supercar


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FastestLaps  4m ago

I am just happy that safety bureaucracy didn't prohibit having that rear fin. It looks awesome and makes this whole design unlike any other super/hyper car.


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hostboy  4m ago

hypercar* not supercar