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Mercedes Project One will pack more than 1,000 hp, exceed 217 mph

It's basically a Formula 1 car for the road, so these specs aren't necessarily surprising.


When an automaker builds a hypercar that relies on a Formula 1 engine, you know it's going to be a proper performer.

Ahead of its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, Mercedes-AMG has thrown out one more teaser for the Project One hypercar. The automaker claims it will pack more than 1,000 horsepower with a top speed in excess of 217 mph. It's in line with other hypercars such as the LaFerrari and McLaren P1. But no matter what, it's still blisteringly fast.

Unlike a Formula 1 car, though, you'll get a roof over your head with Project One.


Earlier this year, Mercedes-AMG gave us an early look at the car's inner workings. The gas engine is a 1.6-liter gas V6 derived from the Formula 1 powerplant of the same size. It'll connect to four electric motors -- one at each front wheel, and two integrated into the powertrain out back.

It's an extremely complicated setup, but if you're spending seven digits on a car, it should be. If you've ever wanted to drive a Formula 1 car on public roads, this will be the closest chance you get, if you're lucky enough to get your hands on one. We can't wait to see it in Frankfurt.