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FIRST LOOK: Mercedes-AMG One - 1063hp Hypercar With F1 Engine Is FINALLY Finished! | Top Gear

Creator: Top Gear    Category: Cars, Motors, Vehicles    Added: 02 Jun 2022

This is the really very final production version of the 1,000bhp+ Mercedes-AMG One. That’s right, on AMG’s 55th anniversary comes the long-awaited hyper-F1 car for the road. Not a figure of speech, but a fact, because the AMG One famously uses the 1.6-litre turbo hybrid V6 from Hamilton’s F1 car. Well, when Hamilton’s F1 car was fast. AMG worked closely with the F1 bods at Brixworth to build a turbocharged combustion engine with four electric motors: one on the turbo, another on the engine and two driving the front wheels, each able to spin up to 50,000rpm. The whipcrack quick V6 is mounted in the middle, and revs to 11,000rpm – a little shy of Murray’s T.50 and the Aston Martin Valkyrie, but still. Eleven thousand. More F1 tech arrives in the shape of the MGU-K, which harvests surplus exhaust gas energy and stores it in the battery or feeds it straight into the electrified front axle. With everything singing together – MGU-K, MGU-H, front axle motors and engine – the whole thing punches out 1,048bhp. Hilariously, AMG can’t tell us the torque figure because of the “complex drivetrain”. That’s right, the One is too complex for human minds. Estimated performance figures are as follows: 0-62mph in 2.9s, 0-124mph in 7.0s, 0-186mph in 15.6s and a top speed of 219mph. On the other end of the scale, it’s capable of just over 11 miles on battery power alone, while combined emissions stand at 198g/km. And how does this 1,695kg monster look? ‘Muscular’ is how AMG describes it, and there’s no denying its presence. Low, wide with a ‘wasp’ waist designed for optimum aero efficiency, it’s said to generate downforce from as little as 31mph. Which should make the drive to your weekly shop very entertaining. It’s been a long time coming, but has the wait been worth it? We sent Top Gear Magazine’s Jack Rix to find out…

Chapters

0:00 - Intro
1:18 - Headlines
2:21 - Performance
2:38 - Weight
2:49 - EV Range
3:10 - Chassis + Wheels
3:36 - Q+A With Project Lead
7:32 - Development With Lewis Hamilton
8:12 - Active Aero
10:05 - Painted Badge
10:38 - Intake
11:36 - Sound
12:12 - Rear Wing + DRS
13:24 - Interior
15:12 - Balancing Performance With Usability
16:59 - Driving Modes
18:33 - Practicality + Head Unit
19:25 - Outro

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