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After several years of teasing of all kinds, it’s finally here. The Mercedes-AMG One was unveiled on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, on the occasion of the fifty-fifth anniversary of the Affalterbach firm. The two-seater hybrid hypercar is presented in its final production version, approved for the road. Derived from Formula 1, this definitive AMG sits on a monocoque chassis and has a carbon fiber body.

And the story that the Mercedes-AMG One is as efficient as possible, its design favors aerodynamics. The spherical cab is placed far forward and is associated with large wheel arches, an empty low hood for air intakes, or even doors that open obliquely forward and upward. At the rear, a take-off edge and a diffuser are combined with a two-piece drop-down spoiler. The escape ends in a large round exit and two small additional outlets.

An airbrush-painted star pattern by an artist

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The appearance of this Mercedes-AMG One is also distinguished by the forged wheels of ten spokes and the drawing of stars with airbrushing of his body. The car is 4,576 meters long, 2.01 meters wide and 1,261 meters high. Its wheelbase is set at 2.72 meters. There are countless air intakes present in various places on your body. Lined to the roof, one of them is inspired by Formula 1 and allows the engine to absorb fresh air “according to your needs.” It fuses with the black vertical fin and thus forms a real shark fin.

First the aerodynamics

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The Mercedes-AMG One also benefits from a hydraulically controlled active aerodynamic system. The driver can set up three aerodynamic modes, called Highway, Track and Race DRS. If the first one is, as its name suggests, intended for open road traffic, the other two are dedicated to circuit driving. They allow you to unfold or retract fins, a baffle and slats, but also lower the car.

With more than 1,000 hp, it exceeds 350 km / h

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Installed in a central position, the engine of this Mercedes-AMG One is a hybrid V6 consisting of a 1.6 turbo petrol unit and four electric units. Capable of reaching 11,000 rpm, the engine develops no more and no less than 1,063 hp! And according to Mercedes-Benz, it is impossible to calculate the torque “due to the complexity of the transmission line.” Combined with 4Matic + variable all-wheel drive and a seven-speed automated manual gearbox, the engine allows this hypercar to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 2.9 seconds, from 0 to 200 km / h in 7 seconds. , from 0 to 300 km / h in 15.6 and reach a top speed of 352 km / h. To stop the cavalry, high-performance composite ceramic brakes are installed.

A small battery to travel a few miles without polluting

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Hybridization requires, this impressive engine is connected to a high-performance 8.4 kWh battery that allows the car to enjoy an electric range of 18.1 kilometers. “Charging is done with alternating current and the integrated 3.7 kW charger,” specifies Mercedes-AMG. The Mercedes-Benz sports industry has also tried to minimize fuel consumption and pollutant emissions by specifically adjusting turbocharging and direct-injection for this purpose.

A hypercar that still weighs its weight

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“Added to this is a very complex and efficient exhaust gas purification system with four preheated metal catalysts, two ceramic catalysts and two gasoline particulate filters,” the brand states. An innovative direct cooling system aims to keep the battery at an optimum temperature by circulating a “high-tech” coolant around its cells. Interest? Make the battery “light and compact” and therefore maximize performance. The car still weighs nearly 1,700 pounds on the scales.

A real racing car cabin

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The interior of the Mercedes-AMG One is also derived from motor racing. “It’s a Formula 1 for two,” says the manufacturer from the outset. The atmosphere is necessarily very basic, with a small F1 steering wheel with DRS button, a digital interior mirror, two 10-inch screens and a central tunnel that includes a storage compartment, a switch panel, two mini-USB ports or even the home key. The upholstery is made mainly of magma gray Nappa leather and black Dynamic microfiber. At the wheel of the Mercedes-AMG One, the driver can choose from six driving modes.

Presented at the Goodwood Festival of Speed ​​from 23 to 26 June 2022, the Mercedes-AMG One is sold for 2.7 million euros. According to our Auto-Moto colleagues, the 275 units produced have all been sold.

To sum up

It has been in development since 2017. The Mercedes-AMG One was finally introduced by the German manufacturer on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. This unprecedented hypercar is, in fact, an approved road race car. It inherits many technologies derived from F1, such as its aerodynamic design but also its engine. A 1,063 hp hybrid V6 has actually been installed in the center position. Capable of reaching 11,000 rpm, this block allows the Mercedes-AMG One to travel at 352 km / h and accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 2.9 seconds. The car also has a small battery that allows it to run in electric mode for 18.1 kilometers. On board its cab, Mercedes-AMG has directly implanted an F1 steering wheel, DRS activation button included. Sold for 2.7 million euros, the Mercedes-AMG One is produced in 275 copies. They are all sold out.

Quentin Gueroult

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