What are the reasons for the delay in the release of the Mercedes-AMG One supercar?

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The Mercedes Project One concept was presented by the company back in 2017. At that time, the manufacturer promised that the car would be produced in a limited edition of 275 copies and become a production car in 2019. Three years after that deadline, the car has still not been released, although the concern does not abandon its plans and promises to assemble all copies as early as this year.

Trying to explain the reasons for the delay, the head of the company Ola Kallenius referred to the technical difficulties in the project and even joked about the fact that the board members who gave the green light to build AMG One, were drunk at the time of the discussion.

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The team of engineers AMG, along with the guys from the factory for the manufacture of engines for Formula 1 came to us a few years ago and said they had a brilliant idea to install the power plant from the F1 cars in the road car. I need to check the minutes of that meeting, but I’m sure we were all drunk the moment we approved the plan.

The main difficulty with the AMG One was the 1,000-horsepower hybrid power plant based on a 1.6-liter V6 turbo engine borrowed from Formula 1. The designers can’t bring its characteristics in compliance with civilian norms of minimal harmful emissions into the atmosphere. However, Mercedes promises to bring us news about the project in the coming days.

Also, Mercedes is preparing‚Ķ “honest” a documentary about how AMG One was created, and the difficulties faced by the team. It is assumed that its format will resemble the series Drive to survive Formula 1 on Netflix.

Source: Autocar