Mercedes-AMG One F1-engined powered electrified sports car customer deliveries reportedly delayed till 2022.
Just 275 units of the $2.72-million hybridized Hypercar will ever be made and all of them have long been pre-sold.
On September 11, 2017, Mercedes-AMG took the Frankfurt Motor Show by storm with the unveiling of its conceptual Project One hypercar.
Fast forward four years later, the production version of the F1-engined electrified machine is still not here yet, and the automobile community is now hearing it will take a while until the first cars will be delivered to owners.
A new report from Mercedes-Fans.de claims AMG won’t start shipping cars until the first quarter of 2022, likely because there are still some hardware issues that have to be resolved.
As you will recall, the development phase hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing, with the switch to the stricter emissions regulations of the WLTP cycle giving the engineers a lot of headaches to make the 1.6-liter V6 compliant.
The top-dog AMG also had some cold start issues at one point during development, and some of you will recall there were also problems with getting the 5,000-rpm idle of an F1 engine down to a stable 1,200 rpm.
Some design changes are also on the menu for the production version compared to the 2017 concept. This is along with a name change by dropping the word “Project” while gaining “E Performance” that will be used going forward for performance hybrids.
As a refresher, only 275 units of the $2.72-million hybridized Mercedes-AMG One will ever be made and all of them have long been pre-sold, with buyers signing on the dotted line and agreeing not to flip their cars.
For that pretty sum, customers will be getting a hypercar with a combustion engine of Formula 1 origins working with four electric motors to develop a total output expected to surpass 1,000 horsepower, maybe even hit the 1,200-hp mark if the rumor mill is accurate.