Mercedes-Benz recently organized a special drive event for AMG One customers. It was held at the Daimler test track in Immendingen, Germany. Rana65556 is one of the lucky individuals who has the Mercedes-AMG One hypercar on order. He has shared his driving experience with us.
The Mercedes-AMG One is powered by the same engine that propels Lewis Hamilton’s F1 racecar. It’s a 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 that revs to 11,000 rpm. The IC engine is paired with two electric motors for a combined output of 1063 hp. Mercedes claims the AMG One will do 0-62 mph in 2.9 seconds and 0-124 mph in 7 seconds. The top speed is rated 219 mph.
As you can see from the video, the AMG One makes quite a racket at idle and off-throttle. That being said, it sounds a lot better at high revs. The EV mode also seems a bit too loud, which explains why Mercedes was struggling with the NVH on this car.
The Aston Martin Valkyrie is the direct rival to the Mercedes-AMG One. While the latter is a road car with an F1 engine, the Valkyrie is like an F1 car, albeit with a V12 engine.