There aren't many details visible, but the dual-screen setup and Formula 1-inspired steering wheel are pretty obvious, and so is the rather wide windshield. At least forward visibility shouldn't be a problem for the 275 lucky owners of the first production car to sport a Formula 1 engine.
For those who need a reminder, the hybrid powerplant in charge of moving the Mercedes-AMG Project One is the exact same turbocharged 1.6-liter V6 that powers the Mercedes-AMG F1 W08 EQ Power+, but with a couple of modifications to not completely ruin the driving experience.
The engine's redline has been decreased to around 11,000 rpm from the 15,000 rpm that is achievable in the race car. Also, its idle rpm will probably go down from 4,000 to something a little more down-to-Earth, like half of that figure, while low-down torque will be a tad beefier.
Thanks to no less than four electric motors and the V6 above, the hypercar's total output is said to be a little over 1,000 hp, with similar Nm torque figures, sent to all four wheels via torque vectoring.
We have to specify that two of the electric motors are used specifically on the front axle (one for each wheel), making the car FWD when in pure electric driving mode. The third electric motor is connected to the crankshaft, beefing up the ICE to flatten the torque curve, while the fourth one is connected directly to the turbocharger to outlaw the idea of turbo lag altogether.
Apparently, all that monstrous power will be sent to the wheels via an eight-speed transmission, which may or may not be derived from the F1 race car. Considering the 50,000 km (31,000 miles) engine rebuild timeframe, we wouldn't be surprised if it is.
Only 275 units will be produced until 2020, and the asking price is said to be in the vicinity of 2.2 million euros (a little over $2,3 million). Stop reaching for the cheque book if you're reading this for the first time because it seems that all cars have been spoken for.
A near-production concept of the Project One, meaning that in the blurry interior photo, will be unveiled next week at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Around the same time, we should be learning straight from the horse's mouth how those specifications will actually go down.