This is the Mercedes-AMG Project One


The Project One is packing an F1-derived V6 and four electric motors, allowing it to go from zero to two hundred kilometres per hour in under six seconds.

Sure, we are actually just minutes away from the official reveal of the Mercedes-AMG Project One, but thanks to the embargo breach of the Germans from Bild we can give you the first five photos of the model.

The Project One could cost close to $2.4 million when first deliveries begin in mid-2018. An F1-style MGU-K will offer an additional 120KW of power to the rear axle under acceleration while the MGU-H is rated at 80KW and can be used to combat turbo lag as well as charge the power unit's energy store (which has four times the capacity of the one on the F1 car). Project One will also be able to undertake short journeys, up to 16 miles, in all-electric mode as a front-wheel-drive vehicle. Similarly, Project One can be plugged in to recharge its batteries, while its brakes are regenerative, meaning they can recoup energy that would normally be lost when slowing. Mercedes-AMG has also confirmed that the hypercar will be capable of speeds of more than 217mph. The transmission can be fully automated or shifted like a traditional manual transmission. No, no. The Project One's powertrain is virtually identical to the one driven by Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to F1 World Championship titles-but made even more potent! The engine is mated to an electric motor helping sending drive to the rear wheels.

The all-wheel drive vehicle will make use of two electric motors on the front wheels. The steering wheel, as with Formula One, is where a driver controls numerous vehicle's key performance functions.

How powerful is the AMG hypercar?

Being a hybrid means the Project One makes good use of its power.

Inside is configured for two, with occupants located in place by carbonfibre seats that are incorporated into the car's monocoque construction. A digital screen linked to a rear-facing camera replaces the rear-view mirror and Mercedes has also seen fit to include a smartphone holder and sat nav.

Project One, created to celebrate the the 50th anniversary of Mercedes' high performance arm Mercedes-AMG, is its most "ambitious project" ever, it said today.

Only about 275 will be built.