Mercedes-AMG has revealed that production will be going into production by the middle of next year. This comes almost five years after the car was revealed for the first time.
As Autocar reports, Mercedes-AMG has alerted the 275 exclusive customers who have ordered the hypercar production for the first models will commence in 2022. Development for the Mercedes-AMG Project One was said to have been delayed due to the challenge regarding the adaptation of the Formula One-derived hybrid powertrain for road-use.
Mercedes-AMG says it has been working to resolve those problems with the car spied testing on public roads earlier this year and being presented on the firm’s stand at the Munich motor show last month. It also reveals that the car will adopt a new ‘E Performance’ moniker, which will replace EQ Power+ as the designation for the brand’s performance hybrids.
Another issue that was noted was the F1-based engine’s idle speed, which is around 5000 r/min in the standard race car state. Engineers were tasked with making the unit run properly at an idle speed of around 1 200 r/min which was described as a “tremendous challenge”.
Development targets for the Mercedes-AMG Project One include the engine delivering “perfectly in terms of everyday performance” and being able to operate in all-electric mode for up to 25 km. Current performance claims are set at a 0-200 km/h time of 6,0 seconds and a top speed of 350 km/h.
Further details of the Mercedes-AMG Project One are still quiet.