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Mercedes AMG Project One debuted today

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  1. BMW.SauberF1Team

    BMW.SauberF1Team F1 World Champ

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    I'm sure performance-wise it is incredible, but the looks don't aren't that clean imo. I think Aston's Valkyrie has nicer lines. These hypercars are still pretty cool...

     
  2. douglas360

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    Yah, it was a big 'meh' for me in the looks department (inside and out).
     
  3. NürScud

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    The front part looks like a dustbuster! Ugly..
     
  4. ferrariformulauno

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    I'm wondering how many kilometers that 1.6 engine can do before having to be rebuilt.
     
  5. Enzo91

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    According to Mercedes it needs to be serviced every 50,000 km
     
  6. 95spiderman

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    im sure dynamics will be outrageous but style wise, doesn't seem that much more advanced than McLaren f1 from 25 yrs ago.
     
  7. BMW.SauberF1Team

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    It is an overall efficient engine, though.

    I'm surprised at how much it weighs. Rumors are it's around 2,650lbs, which is 400lbs more than Aston's Valkyrie (n/a V12 + hybrid) and it weighs more than the 25 year old McLaren F1 at 2,500lbs and all its lighter variants (n/a V12 without hybrid).
     
  8. Jo Sta7

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    It'll weigh close to 3,000 pounds full of fluids and the Valkyrie will weigh like 2,700 pounds. These cars all weigh more than advertised...unless you're Porsche.
     
  9. BMW.SauberF1Team

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    Not infrequently do I hear that Porsche underrates their advertised power levels, too...

    I wonder if VAG will make a competitor under their Audi brand and BMW as well. I've only heard rumors, but it seems the number of buyers for these multimillion dollar hypercars continues to expand.

    I know the McLaren F1 had its initial production goals cut and struggled to sell its last ones. Did the Veyron have slower than expected sales? They ended up making 450, but I don't know if they planned on it being 10 years...I feel like early on they were slow and then with the special variants it picked up pace.
     
  10. 05011994

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    Correction Lewis, AMG can build a better Super-Carp than Ferrari, look at the front of this monstrosity by AMG, I think even a carp has a better face.
     
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    Listen To Mercedes-AMG Project One Start Up With Lewis Hamilton (video 11min 34sec....fast forward to 4:07 to hear the startup)


    Lewis Hamilton Launches Mercedes F1 (£2Million Road Car) | 12th September 2017 | Full Instagram Live




    It’s hard to imagine what the V6 sounds like as the 11,000-rev redline approaches. Given the noise in this video, a set of earplugs might be a necessity to avoid headaches during long-term driving of the Project One.

    We can’t draw too many other conclusions about this Project One because it’s clearly a pre-production example. For example, the digital instrument panel and center display show the same looping videos. Hamilton shows off what some of the buttons do on the racing-inspired steering wheel, though.

    The Project One packs over 1,000 horsepower from an electric-turbocharged V6 that routes through a bespoke eight-speed automated manual. It can get to 124 miles per hour (200 kilometers per hour) in less than six seconds and to a top speed of 217 mph (350 kph). A motorsport-inspired chassis featured a carbon fiber monocoque, push-rod suspension, and carbon-ceramic brakes

    Mercedes will build just 275 units of the Project One for €2.275 million ($2.27 million) each. The company already has buyers from the entire production run. Deliveries don't begin until 2019.

    https://www.motor1.com/news/180559/mercedes-project-one-start-video/
     
  12. tbakowsky

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    I'm sorry, but it's too loud, and sounds like my dyson stick vac..cool car though
     
  13. jgonzalesm6

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    Mercedes Project ONE Suspension - Explanation and Analysis




    eliminates structural mounts to the chassis
     
  14. BJK

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    crickets - I guess they're still working on it ?


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  15. BMW.SauberF1Team

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    Man 2.5 years later that thing is still ugly and hasn't aged well. MB needs to dump the ugly iPad looking displays on their dashboards as it looks like cheap aftermarket rather than something that was given thought.
     
  16. Dilusha

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    Why do people have to hate cars like this and Valkyrie? They are very fascinating projects. They're basically LMP cars on the road. And it'll be difficult even for Ferrari, Porsche and McLaren to come up with a hypercars to beat them.
     
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  17. TeamF1Jr

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    another great engine that will be destroyed by the gas particulate filter
     

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