Deliveries for the long-awaited Mercedes-AMG One has finally started, which makes everyone get excited as we can now get an idea on how this hypercar performs in the real world. Chris Harris from Top Gear was able to get his hands on this rare hypercar and things didn’t turn out as he expected it to be.
In case you forgot, the Mercedes-AMG One is powered by a Formula One-derived 1.6-Liter turbocharged V6 engine (from the 2015-2016 era it seems) that can rev up to 11,000 rpm, and with the combined power of the four additional electric motors you are looking at 1,063 hp for a car that weighs 1,695 kg.
That’s a very nice power to weight ratio, not like a Koenigsegg 1:1, but still impressive nonetheless, just as a side-note, that relatively small 1.6-Liter engine on its own delivers 574 hp at 9,000 rpm. Acceleration figures come down to 2.8 seconds from 0 to 60 mph, after just 7 seconds flat you’ll be doing 200 m/h behind the flat F1-style steering wheel.
Based on the video, the Mercedes-AMG One still needs some work as Chris Harris encountered some problems when its V6 engine unexpectedly failed on the racetrack.
Despite these issues, the AMG One truly comes alive in its most extreme mode, Strat 2. This unleashes the full power of its 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 engine, fine-tunes the chassis, and maximizes aerodynamics. Interestingly, this is the same setting utilized by Lewis Hamilton during qualifying sessions.