The Mercedes-AMG One The hypercar is finally on its way to customers.
Mercedes-AMG took to Twitter to share the delivery of its new Formula 1-style hypercar.
The brand previously confirmed it would produce just 275 examples, each priced at AU$3.9 million.
Originally intended for a 2019 launch, The One was delayed as Mercedes-AMG faced hurdles in adapting the F1-derived powertrain for public road use while meeting ever-tightening emissions standards.
The Mercedes-AMG One is powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged hybrid V6 engine producing 422kW of power and four electric motors producing 450kW, with an 8.4kWh battery pack.
One of these electric motors is an F1-style MGU-K mounted on the crankshaft, the other two mounted on the front axle, and the last mounted on the turbocharger to reduce lag.
Total system output is 782kW of power, with top speed electronically limited to 352km/h.
Mercedes-AMG claims the One can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 2.9 seconds and 0-300km/h in 15.6 seconds.
It has already broken the Nurburgring record for a road-legal production vehicle, clocking a time of 6:35.183 min around the 20.832 kilometer track.
DTM driver Maro Engel beat the record (posted by the Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR in 2021) by 8.0 seconds.
The hypercar is a joint venture between Mercedes-AMG High-Performance Powertrains (HPP) – the company responsible for Formula 1 engines for the Mercedes-AMG team – and Canadian production partner Multimatic.
The UK production facility in particular has 16 different assembly and test stations.
A number of “sub-systems” in Mercedes-AMG are taken through a process of pre-assembly, testing, then disassembly, before finally being installed into the One.
Once the hypercar has been given the go-ahead in a “final compliance test” by the factory’s on-site test driver it receives “appropriate transport protection” in a closed truck and is transported to Mercedes-AMG’s headquarters in Affalterbach, Germany for handover.