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Mercedes-AMG's street-legal F1 car makes a stunning appearance in LA

The 2020 Project One makes its North American debut flexing a 1,000-plus horsepower 1.6-liter hybrid turbo powertrain derived from the automaker's Formula One race car.

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The 2020 Mercedes-AMG debuted earlier this year in Frankfurt, but we couldn't help a second look when it made landfall in North America at the 2017 LA Auto Show.

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The hyper car makes the bold claim of being the first street-legal Formula One car. It's powered by the same 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 engine you'll find in Mercedes' F1 race car.

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The compact V6 features a screaming 11,000 RPM redline and is force-fed air by an electric turbocharger.

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Three more electric motors, one for the rear wheels and one for each front wheel, aid the gasoline engine. They each add 160 horsepower to the bottom line. EACH!

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Total output is stated at "over 1,000 horsepower."

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With a larger battery pack than the F1 car, Project One will also be able to glide under full electric power for about 15 miles.

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Top track speed is a lofty 217 mph, but it'll get to 125 mph in less than 6 seconds.

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Project One was displayed alongside AMG's GT4 endurance car.

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Check out the rest of our coverage of the 2017 LA Auto Show for even more debuts, pics and videos.

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