The AMG Project One May Be Built Near Mercedes F1 Factory

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern

The Mercedes-AMG Project One may be built not far from the automaker’s Formula 1 headquarters in Brackley, United Kingdom.

The Project One, which is a pre-production reference name and won’t be used on the production car, shares many components with the Mercedes-AMG F1 car. Its engine and parts of its body and chassis will therefore be made at the F1 team’s shop in Brackley, so it would make sense for Mercedes to build the car at or very close to the factory. Additionally, AMG boss Tobias Moers alluded to the automaker building the Project One in the UK during a recent interview with Autocar.

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The Project One was first shown last month at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The hypercar features the 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 engine from Mercedes-AMG’s F1 car, which is paired with an F1-style hybrid system for a total output of over 1,000 horsepower. It will be limited to just 275 units – all of which have been sold. It’s expected to enter production in 2019, with AMG expecting a max output of one car a day.

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[Source: Autocar]

Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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