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The stunning new Mercedes AMG One is a £2million hypercar with an F1 engine you can take to stores

MERCEDES has finally unveiled all the details of its AMG One hypercar after it was first shown in 2017 and not launched in 2019.

The AMG One is a joint project between the regular AMG road car division and Mercedes’ F1 engine operation.

It's been a long time coming, but the AMG One has finally been unveiled

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It’s been a long time coming, but the AMG One has finally been unveiled

As such, it’s pretty much an F1 road car, with a largely carbon fiber chassis and body, race car aerodynamics and an engine developed by the same people who put Lewis Hamilton on the podium.

The engine in question is a 1.6-liter V6 that revs at 11,000 rpm and together with four electric motors produces a total of 1,049 hp.

The AMG One’s top speed is limited to 350 km/h, although that’s hardly a big problem.

It sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds, 7.0 to 124 km/h and 15.6 to 186 km/h.

All this is useless on a trip to shops, but then it’s incredible that you can even go to shops in a car like this.

And you can even drive there electric-only, although it’ll have to be the local corner shop as it only has an 11-mile range.

However, it’s not just about driving fast in a straight line. The AMG One was built by people who are the best in the business when it comes to cornering fast.

There are no fewer than six driving modes: Race Safe, Race, EV, Individual, Race Plus and Strat 2. The last two are the most aggressive and intended for track use.

Essentially, as you work your way through the modes, the suspension gets stiffer and lower, and the engine and standard seven-speed automatic transmission are more responsive.

In addition, the massive annular wing of the AMG One and other agile active aerodynamics push harder and harder the faster you drive.

Although the AMG One’s interior costs £2million, it doesn’t offer many amenities. Although that’s also like an F1 car.

The One’s interior is clad in faux leather and carbon fibre, and you get air conditioning and power windows, plus a USB-C socket, infotainment screen and rear-view camera, as there’s no rear window.

However, the skinny seats are mounted directly to the floor and are non-adjustable, so your feet are across your hips inside. You can instead adjust the pedals to suit your position.

The F1-style square steering features an airbag, as well as shift lights and controls for the different driving modes.

No more than 275 AMG Ones will be built, each costing £2.2million. If you wanted one, we’re afraid it’s already sold out.

There's not much luxury here, but that's kind of the point

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There’s not much luxury here, but that’s kind of the point
The design of the One is very much influenced by aerodynamics and cooling

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The design of the One is very much influenced by aerodynamics and cooling

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Chris Barrese

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