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The Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar will top 217mph

Merc’s F1 car for the road will debut in Frankfurt with over 1,000bhp

The build-up to the launch of Mercedes-AMG’s Project One hypercar continues with this: another moody front outline picture, ahead of its full reveal on 12 September. So, what can we tell you? Well, erm, it will have headlights and a roof scoop, and that’s about it.

However, Mercedes has released a few lines to accompany the picture, referring to the Project One as a “two-seater supersports showcar” and confirming it brings “the very latest and efficient, fully-fledged Formula 1 hybrid technology to the road”.

More importantly it confirms it “has an output of over 1,000hp (986bhp) and a top speed exceeding 350km/h (217mph)”. The release goes on to say “the showcar combines outstanding racetrack performance with day-to-day suitable Formula 1 hybrid technology and exemplary efficiency”.

We’ve already seen the Project One’s bare bones, when we had a tour of its powertrain at the N24 race back in May – what we’re desperate to know is what it looks like. Clearly not as skeletal as the Aston Martin Valkyrie, but no less hi-tech: it will deploy a 1.6-litre turbocharged V6 with an 11,000rpm redline and F1-derived hybrid system.

Adaptive suspension, an eight speed auto and 16-mile EV only running should make it as civilised as any other road-going AMG… just with otherworldly abilities when you take it on track. Excited? If you haven’t got 12 September in your diaries, do so immediately.

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