The Geneva Motor Show was full of great models, but even the ones that didn’t appear in person were major – such as the fact that Mercedes-AMG’s division Project One got a few more details revealed.
The Mercedes-AMG Project One is essentially surrounded by its own cloud of gossip and rumors so it’s hard to make out the music from all the noise – but Mercedes-AMG Chairman Tobias Moers did manage to catch our attention with a few new facts. For example, we already knew the Project One hypercar would have a Formula One inspired 1.6-liter engine with a full 1,000 horsepower. Now we also know it will be rev-happy, at up to 11,000 rpm. By the way – did you think that owning such a stupendous machine would come cheap?! No way – the F1 mechanicals carry their own F1 costs – Moers said life expectancy for the powertrain would only be of around 31,000 miles (50,000 kilometers) before significant engine overhauling is needed.
And any of the 300-car series is costing north of $2.5 million, as rumors go. We do have a feeling decades will pass until that engine kilometer limit would be achieved – as we regularly see such exotic production models kept in controlled environments and rarely clocking more than 1,000 miles in a decade… The Frankfurt Motor Show-bound hypercar is of course also using the company’s W07 F1 hybrid setup, electric engines will be located in the front for an AWD arrangement and the lightweight assembly should go for no more than 2,200 pounds when completed.