Mercedes-AMG Project One undergoes prototype testing


Mercedes-AMG has initiated prototype testing of its Project One hypercar. Powered by the 1.6-liter V6 EQ Power+ powertrain and teamed with four electric motors, the car aims to put Formula 1 hybrid technology on the road.

Hundreds of testing hours have already been spent to prepare the high-performance drive unit for series production. This meant the whole powertrain, including all hybrid components, had to undergo the toughest race track tests on engine specialist HPP’s high-performance dyno. Successful completion of the dyno tests was followed by the installation of the complex powertrain into the first prototypes.

Read more on the Project One hypercar in the cover story of the July 2017 issue of Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International by clicking here.

Mercedes-AMG Project One undergoes prototype testing

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