It’s here. AMG has finally revealed its F1 car for the road: the Project One, complete with its Lewis Hamilton-approved V6 turbo hybrid F1 engine. This is AMG’s attempt to blow the hypercar competition to pieces. News that no doubt flickered the eyebrows of Adrian Newey, hard at work with the Aston Martin-Red Bull dream-team creating their own road-going F1 car.
The AM-RB 001 is set to run a bespoke V12. That leaves the mystery Mercedes-AMG as the only car for years that uses an engine directly derived from motorsport in a machine you can pop for a cat food top-up in.
They’re such rare beasts, in fact, that we’ve delved into the archives to explore the murky world of cars that were never built for racing, but ran powerplants from motorsport’s grandest series.