Over the last month, you or people can say Automobile enthusiasts have been asking the same question, “Which is the fastest Mercedes Benz?” Well, I did a little research and penned down the most exclusive, aka the fastest Mercedes Benz in the world.
Project ONE is the fastest and most exclusive hypercar sports car form the Mercedes Benz AMG. The plugin-hybrid was showcased/unveiled by F1 driver Lewis Hamilton in 2017 International Motor Show Germany. According to the manufacturer, Mercedes-AMG Project ONE is set to the limited production of 275 units only at a starting price of $2.72 million.
So, what’s make “Mercedes-AMG ONE” the fastest Benz ever? Let’s find out which is the Mercedes fastest car in the world!
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Fastest Mercedes Benz In The World 2021
Imagine an F1 like performance in a regular sports car, sounds crazy! Yes, Team AMG has done something similar, or you can say better in Project ONE.
As discussed, Project ONE is a plug-in hyper electric car that holds a mind-boggling electric power beneath the sculpture. It is the first F1 car that got an MOT (Ministry of Transport) approval. Well, that’s not all, except the AMG team there is one guy who worked consistently in the development of ONE – Lewis Hamilton.
Project ONE is a crazy combination of powertrains. The hyper electric car gets a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine as the main drive source. Another side, there is a set of 4-electric motors to assist the engine and achieve the top speed. Combining both them, the project ONE gets lightning-quick acceleration which is way better than a naturally aspirated V8 engine.
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In terms of structural development, the chassis is based on Mercedes-AMG’s F1 W07 F1 car. Whereas, the body and other cosmetic elements are made up of carbon-fiber. Talking about design inspiration, the components have been borrowed from Formula 1 racing car. Everything you will notice form bucket seats to fit and finish, spoiler to exhaust pipes and rear fins all of them are performance-based. Besides, the manufacturer has used 100% eco-friendly materials inside the cabin, which also reflects a minimalist lifestyle.
We have covered 360 of the vehicle, but what makes Project ONE the fastest AMG in the world. Let’s move to the heart of the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE, shall we?
Mercedes-AMG Project ONE Specs & Engine Details
Being the fastest Mercedes AMG, the manufacturer has applied an extreme combination of engineering. Mechanically, the Project ONE is based on Mercedes-AMG F1 W07 Hybrid. Although some components have been tweaked according to the new design of project ONE.
Talking of powertrain, the AMG Project ONE is powered by an astounding combination of a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine and a set of 4-electric motors. Both power source work in synchronization to belt out more than 1008 kW or 1351 hp. This humongous power gets transferred to all-wheel via an 8-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT manual transmission with variable AMG performance 4MATIC+ system. Rear axles are controlled by a hybrid-drive while the front has been taken care of an electronic system with torque vectoring functionality. Here, the Mercedes could have fit dual-clutch, but they wanted to keep the hypercar as light as possible.
Mercedes-AMG Project ONE Specs
|Engine||1.6-L, V6 gasoline engine with an electronically boosted single turbocharger|
|Output||558 kW or 748 hp|
|Electric motors||4-F1 class electric motors|
|Output||450 kW or 603 hp|
|Combine Power Output||1008 kW or 1351 hp|
|Transmission||8-speed manual AMG SPEEDSHIFT transmission|
|Battery||800 V lithium-ion cells|
|Electric range||25 km|
In terms of an IC engine, the Project ONE comes fitted with a modified 1.6-litre, V6 turbocharged gasoline engine with 4-valves/cylinder and 4-overhead camshafts. This small yet powerful engine churns out a good 558 kW or 748 hp of power. According to the Mercedes, due to excess performance, the engine will last for 50,000 km only. Once you reach the limit, the owner has to return the engine for refurbishment.
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Coming to the electric motors, the hybrid electric car gets 4 of them. Each motor has been designed with different functionalities and power outputs. According to the AMG team, first motor with a power output of 121 hp has been integrated into the turbocharger. Second motor that propels the output of 161 hp has been installed into the engine and linked to the crankshaft. Finally remaining 2 motors, which also have 161 hp of power output, each of them has been mated to the front wheels.
Summing the output, these electric motors produce more than 450 kW or 603 hp of power which makes Project ONE one of the fastest Mercedes AMG. Isn’t that amazing?
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World’s fastest Mercedes Benz will need a reliable set of wheels/tyres! Well, this department has been taken care by none other than Michelin. The duo manufacturers have designed and manufactured a unique set of aluminium and carbon-fiber alloys. In tyres, the project ONE gets Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2s ZR.
Mercedes-AMG Project ONE Top Speed & Performance
The AMG Project ONE can accelerate from 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in less than 2.5 seconds. That’s not all; the electric hypercar promises to do 0–300 km/h (0–186 mph) under 11 seconds and attain a top speed of 350+ km/h (217 mph).
Mercedes-AMG Project ONE Top Speed
|Top speed||350+ km/h (217 mph)|
|0-100 km/h (62 mph)||2.5 seconds|
|0-200 km/h (124 mph)||6.0 seconds|
|0-300 km/h (186 mph)||11.0 seconds|
Mercedes-AMG Project ONE Price
In order to maintain exclusivity, the German automaker has planned to manufacture 275 units of fastest Benz. At the time of launch, the AMG Project ONE was available at a price of $2.72 million. Surprisingly, all units of hybrid electric cars have been sold.
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Fastest Mercedes Benz FAQs:
How fast can a Mercedes AMG go?
The fastest Mercedes AMG is capable of reaching 217+ mph under few seconds. Well, thing doesn’t end here. The hypercar is capable to pick-up 0-100 km/h in just 2.5 seconds, while 0-200 km/h comes under 6.0 seconds.
How many Project One Mercedes are there?
Project One is one of the most expensive car in the Mercedes’ stable. The manufacturer has planned to produce 275 units of project ONE, which all of them sold already.
Which is the fastest car between BMW & Mercedes-Benz?
Well, this is tough one. Both manufacturers have their fastest cars in different segments. In case of BMW, you get M series whereas Mercedes offers AMG as their fastest breed of cars.
What class of Mercedes is the fastest?
Just like BMW //M division, AMG (Aufrecht, Melcher and Großaspach) is a high-performance divison of Mercedes Benz. This departent builds AMG version of regular Mercedes models CLA, S-Class, and etc.
Is Project ONE is the fastest production Mercedes Benz Hypercar?
No, the manufacturer has planned to build Project ONE in limited numbers. To give you an basic idea, a production car is one that involves mass production. So, coming back to your question, Production ONE is not the fastest production Mercedes Benz.
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