Mercedes-AMG’s all-new halo car, the Project One Formula One-inspired hypercar, might just forego the expected Made in Germany staple for United Kingdom branded manufacturing.
According to a recent report, the decision has to do with the company wanting to keep things as tight as possible – with the Project One being manufactured next to the company’s championship-winning F1 cars in England. Thus, the 217-mph hybrid rocket might be produced in Brackley, where Mercedes F1 cars have been assembled since the automaker decided to officially return to the queen of motorsports competition back in 2010. Most of the car, such as the body, chassis and suspension were already Made in UK components anyways.
The engine, the 1.6-liter V6 working via the same block and energy recovery technology as the units that brought fame and fan fortune to Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg – whom in turn took home three consecutive titles for the German brand – is being constructed at the Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains facility in Brixworth. The Project One was presented in its final form at the recently concluded Frankfurt Motor Show, and it’s going to be limited to just 275 examples each going for approximately $2.7 million – of course all units have already been sold, even though production is only kicking off in 2019.