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Watch: Chris Harris drives the AMG One, Top Gear series 33

An extraordinarily complex machine that opens up a very simple question: can an F1 engine work in a road car?

Published: 29 May 2023
8 minutes 11 seconds

From Top Gear series 33

At the AMG One’s heart sits a 1.6-litre single turbocharged V6. The turbo is effectively split between the intake and exhaust and this allows a 121bhp electric motor to sit between input and output. On the back of the internal combustion engine, which produces 566bhp, is a bigger 161bhp electric motor and these both drive the rear axle. Each of the front wheels has a 161bhp electric motor, peak power is a claimed 1,049bhp and no torque figure has been published because it is too difficult to calculate. Truly, the mind boggles.

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But in short, can an F1 engine really work in a road car? Chris Harris went to the Nürburgring to find out, and you might want subtitles for this one…

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