The Men Who Designed It Dissect The Mercedes-AMG Project One

By January 2, 2018General

From the CLK GTR to the SLR McLaren, Mercedes has made some epic supercars over the years – but nothing quite like the Mercedes-AMG Project One.

The world-beating hypercar aims to take everything Mercedes has learned over the course of the past four years of dominating Formula One racing and apply it to the road.

At its heart sits a 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 hybrid powertrain closely based on the F1 unit and capable of producing around a thousand horsepower in a package weighing less than 2,900 pounds. Impressive as that combination may be, though, there’s clearly a lot more going on with the Project One (or whatever it’ll ultimately be called) than the numbers indicate.

To get the real scoop on what’s gone into Benz’s new groundbreaking hypercar, you’ll want to speak to the men who designed it: Daimler’s chief designer Gorden Wagener, exterior designer Robert Lesnik, interior designer Hartmut Sinkwitz, and AMG’s Philipp Eckert and Vitalis Enns.

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