The following is an excerpt from Andrew Krok | August 17, 2017 | CNET.com |
Update, August 17: In light of Mercedes-Benz's official public unveiling of the Project One hypercar powertrain, we've bumped up our first look at this tech from back in May.
Mercedes-AMG has already given out a few details of its upcoming hypercar, dubbed Project One. Now, we can finally take a look at how it all comes together.
The performance sub-brand of Mercedes-Benz released a new teaser for Project One today, showcasing the ridiculous Formula 1-derived powertrain. Shortly thereafter, the automaker was nice enough to give us some time with it in person.
We already know it will put out more than 1,000 horsepower, thanks to a plug-in hybrid system that mates a 1.6-liter gas V6 to four electric motors -- two driving the front axle and two integrated into the powertrain out back. Three of the motors (the two front axle motors and the MGU-K connected to the crank) have an output of about 161 horsepower.
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