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Frankfurt 2017 Preview: Mercedes-AMG teases Project One prior reveal

Frankfurt 2017 Preview: Mercedes-AMG teases Project One prior reveal image

Jose Altoveros / Mercedes-AMG | September 04, 2017 12:48

Mercedes-AMG Project One shows silhouette of front end in latest teaser

With the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show just around the corner, Mercedes-AMG has released another teaser image of their upcoming hypercar, Project One. The Mercedes-AMG hybrid hypercar Formula One drivetrain is set to be unveiled at the upcoming 2017 IAA, which is why Mercedes-AMG are likely spicing things up with teasers before the big reveal.

Looking at the lone teaser image, it gives us a first look at Project One's front styling. Though details are still shadowed, the image clearly shows a narrow cockpit with wide front fender arches. Situated near the fenders appears to be tri-LED headlights, which flank the flat Mercedes-Benz logo situated atop the hood. In fact, one could describe the silouhette as similar to that of an LMP1 car for the road.

Underneath, Mercedes-AMG has previously confirmed that the Project One will have over 1,000 horsepower, with a top speed of over 350 km/h. It is capable of achieving the said power output and top speed thanks to its 2015 Mercedes-AMG W06 Formula One-sourced powertrain. The 1.6-liter turbo V6 with hybrid assistance will be revised for road use and is said to last 50,000 km before requiring a rebuild.

Only 275 units of the Project One will ever see production. However, don't get your hopes up as all of the 275 units are said to have already been spoken for, all of which comes with a very expensive price tag.

To see what the Mercedes-AMG Project One will actually look like sans the silhouette, we will have to wait until their big reveal at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show.