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Mercedes-AMG One Hypercar Deliveries Won’t Start Until 2021
Putting an F1 engine into a road car isn’t easy.
Remember the Mercedes-AMG Project One? Actually, these days it’s just One, and though we doubt any proper petrolhead can forget a road-going 1,000-horsepower hypercar fitted with an F1 engine, we wouldn’t blame you if it’s not in your daily thoughts. It was revealed nearly two years ago, but we’ve yet to see a single production model emerge from Affalterbach. A new report from the German website Auto Motor Sport now suggests we’ll be waiting another two years for the hypercar to arrive.
What’s the problem? According to the report, it’s not exactly easy to adapt an F1 engine for use in a street-legal vehicle. That probably comes as a tremendous surprise to everyone, but sarcasm aside, apparently it was something of a surprise to AMG engineers. The report cites an anonymous insider who claims engine specialists at the company “underestimated the task” of recasting the mighty 1.6-liter V6 for production duty.
Gallery: Mercedes-AMG One