Mercedes-AMG One: 13 big numbers on the £2.3m F1 car for the road
And one number we don't know: arm yourself with the most important stats on AMG’s furiously complex hybrid V6
The turbocharged 1.6-litre V6 produces 574bhp
Not a headline amount, considering the Ford GT’s V6 had 650bhp, yet this humble 1.6 – derived from Lewis Hamilton’s title-winning F1 car – makes 359bhp per litre.Advertisement - Page continues below
It revs to 11,000rpm
Stratospheric, sure, but not the highest revving combustion engine ever built. However, transplanting an engine that normally idles at around 5,000rpm (Hamilton’s F1 car) to settle at 1,200rpm (the One) was one of the hardest parts of the whole project.
The MGU-K produces 163bhp
Short for ‘motor generator unit kinetic’ – an e-motor that sits on the crank to boost the engine.Advertisement - Page continues below
The turbo gets its own 122bhp e-motor
The turbocharger’s companion is there to give it an instant boost, spooling it up quickly and erasing lag. Will also offer a kind word and be a shoulder to lean on during rough times.
Each front wheel gets a 326bhp electric motor
That’s Volkswagen Golf R power, per wheel. There’s all manner of wizardry learned from the SLS Electric Drive to help the One scythe through corners better.
Total power sits at 1,049bhp
Despite its USP being an F1 car for the road, the One’s electric motors do most of the heavy lifting, at least off the line, so is it more of an EV than an ICE car?
The downforce kicks in at 31mph
But no VTEC, yo.Advertisement - Page continues below
There’s 0 litres of boot space
There is enough room for a set of earplugs, mind.
The pedals can be adjusted over 11 settings
The backrests can also be adjusted to either 25 or 30 degrees, and the steering wheel can be moved electrically.Advertisement - Page continues below
It weighs 1,695kg
There’s a lot of the Mercedes-AMG One occurring.
The fuel tank has a capacity of 55 litres
Should be enough to get to the supermarket for some milk… or set a blistering time around the Nürburgring.
It’ll do 0-62mph in 2.9s, 0-125mph in 7, 0-186mph in 15.6s and top out at 219mph
Figures that you’d deem ‘sufficient’, or ‘x&*%ing fast’.
Only 275 will be made, each costing £2.3m each
And one number we don’t know: the maximum torque
Apparently it’s impossible to calculate because of the AMG One’s savage complexity. But what is life without a little mystery?