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Mercedes AMG One supercar revealed in manufacturing prepared type | Autocar India

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Excessive-tech supercar makes use of hybrid 1.6 turbo V6 powertrain from Mercedes F1 automotive.

Mercedes-AMG has lastly proven the spectacular, System 1-inspired One hypercar in manufacturing type, with buyer deliveries deliberate to start out later this 12 months.

Introduced by the Mercedes-AMG Challenge One idea on the 2017 Frankfurt motor present, the hardcore coupe is probably the most potent Mercedes-AMG highway automotive but, combining a modified model of the agency’s 1.6-litre, V6 turbocharged grand prix engine, with 4 electrical motors for a mixed output of 1062hp.

  • Does 0-100kph in 2.9 seconds
  • Restricted run of 275 fashions
  • Has 4 electrical motors producing as much as 163hp

With a prime pace restricted to 350kph, it additionally turns into the model’s quickest manufacturing automotive, eclipsing the 342kph-capable Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR from 24 years in the past.

Mixed effort between AMG’s highway unit and F1 staff

The 2-seat hypercar is the results of a detailed collaboration between Mercedes-AMG’s common highway automotive operation and the UK-based Mercedes-AMG F1 staff and AMG Excessive Efficiency Powertrains division.

The automotive can be a mannequin restricted to 275 models, all of that are already accounted for at a value of £2.2m (over Rs 22 crore, earlier than taxes and duties). The One was initially deliberate for 2019, however encountered a troubled gestation, mainly as a result of emission compliance of its high-tech powertrain and its F1-grade lively aerodynamics.

Mercedes-AMG One: carbon fibre monocoque chassis

The Aston Martin Valkyrie and Ferrari SF90 Stradale rival has a carbon fibre monocoque with an built-in metal roll bar. This helps a big rear sub-frame for the petrol-electric powertrain and a rear chassis made from carbon fibre and titanium.

The manufacturing model of the One largely holds true to the looks of the unique idea. The physique, a mix of carbon fibre and composite plastic, has been developed to generate most downforce.

It options lively parts inside cooling ducts on the entrance, louvres on prime of the entrance wheelhouses and a fancy extendable two-piece rear wing.

Mercedes-AMG One: aero trickery

There are three totally different aerodynamic modes: Freeway, during which the ducts and louvres are closed and the rear wing is retracted; Race Max Downforce, during which the ducts and louvres are opened and the rear wing is prolonged totally; and Race DRS (for Drag Discount System), during which the ducts and louvres are closed and the rear-wing flap is retracted.

Cooling additionally performs a key position within the coupe’s look, with giant ducts within the nostril, an airbox that arcs over the cabin and sizeable extractors on the rear to attract scorching air out of the engine bay.

The centre-locking 19-inch entrance wheels and 20-inch rear wheels can be found in cast aluminium as normal, and cast magnesium as an possibility, and are available shod with bespoke Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2R M01 tyres. There are additionally carbon fibre parts to smoothen airflow and help warmth dissipation from the brakes and wheelhouses.

Mercedes-AMG One: powertrain

The longitudinally mounted V6 is a variant of the British-engineered F1 engine that has powered Mercedes to eight consecutive constructors’ titles. It develops peak energy of 573hp at 9,000rpm, 2,000rpm shy of the redline.

To make sure that it satisfies all present emission rules, it receives electrically heatable catalysts and petrol particulate filters together with a titanium rear silencer.

The 4 electrical motors embrace these used on newer Mercedes-AMG grand prix automobiles. A 122hp motor is housed on a shaft between the turbocharger and the electrical compressor, whereas a 163hp motor is positioned on the engine, related to the driveshaft. The opposite two motors, making 163hp, are built-in within the entrance axle.

General energy is 1,062hp – 333hp greater than the earlier strongest AMG highway automotive, the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Collection. By comparability, the Valkyrie develops 1,175hp and the SF90 Stradale 999hp.

Mercedes-AMG doesn’t quote a torque determine for the One, as a result of “the complicated nature of the drivetrain doesn’t permit a consultant determine”. It does, nevertheless, declare the One can dash from 0-100kph in 2.9sec, 0-200kph in 7.0sec and 0-300kph in 15.6sec.

Drive is shipped by a newly developed seven-speed automated guide gearbox that includes hydraulic operation, a four-disc clutch and steering wheel-mounted shift paddles.

Mercedes-AMG One: drive modes

There are six driving modes – Race Secure, Race, EV, Particular person, Race Plus and Strat 2, the final two reserved for observe use.

Race Secure offers on demand hybrid properties from the powertrain. In Race, the engine is all the time engaged and is used to cost the battery. EV is a pure-electric mode.

Race Plus engages an lively aerodynamic operate that deploys the rear wing for added downforce, lowers the suspension and offers “particular efficiency administration” of the powertrain.

Strat 2 (derived from the Technique 2 setting on Mercedes-AMG’s F1 automobiles) takes every part a step additional, bringing much more excessive aerodynamic settings, a firmer suspension tune and full energy from all sources.

On prime of all this, there’s a Cost button that allows the motive force to complement brake-energy recuperation with charging of the battery through the engine. An digital traction management system, in the meantime, presents 9 phases of engagement.

Mercedes-AMG One: interiors

The One’s inside is trimmed in a mix of artificial leather-based and carbon fibre. The skinny, non-adjustable seat squabs are mounted on to the ground of the monocoque, putting the motive force and passenger as little as doable in an inclined place, their hips decrease than their ft.

The airbag-equipped F1-style steering wheel has shift lights and rotary controls for the driving modes, traction management system and rear wing, whereas the pedal field additionally presents a great deal of adjustment. Two rectangular digital shows are mounted to the dashboard, one earlier than the motive force for the devices and one within the centre for automotive information and infotainment features.

Air-con and electrical home windows are normal, and there is a digital rear-view mirror, which operates through a digicam. A central storage space homes two USB C ports.

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