The official unveil of the insane Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar is set for September and all the details will be known at that time. Ahead of that unveil, Mercedes-AMG are talking a bit about the powertrain of the F1 race for the road. The car will have a normal gas engine making 750 hp on its own.
All that power will come from a tiny 1.6L turbo V6 that can rev to 11,000 rpm and will need a rebuild on very short timeframes. Though the rebuild milage will probably exceed the lifespan of these hypercars that tend to be driven very little. That turbo V6 is said to have a thermal efficiency of 40%, twice that of most performance cars.
The car will also use an electric component to increase power to a combined 1020 hp. Those electric motors will spin the front wheels, the combustion engine the rear for AWD. Another electric motor will be integrated with the turbo to spin the compressor and recapture exhaust energy and another will be attached to the crankshaft. Two more electric motors will be on the front wheels. The car will drive 15 miles on electricity alone. The car is expected to weigh under 3,000 pounds and will use an 8-speed automated manual transmission.
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