Since a bunch of writing would be too boring, the German carmaker also attached two photos to its 2017 IAA press release, one of which being the Mercedes-AMG Project One teaser it keeps showing whenever the hypercar is discussed.
The other photo is what created a ripple effect through the automotive blogosphere, since some people thought it depicted the first clear image of the Mercedes-AMG Project One, along with the upcoming compact Mercedes-EQ concept car.
Sorry to burst your bubble, folks, but that image is only but a rendering that Mercedes-Benz put together to show how its stand will look at Frankfurt.
At the bottom of the picture we can actually see some slightly modified renderings of the Mercedes-Benz G-Code concept and the mighty Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo, both dressed in white instead of silver and sporting a couple of nips and tucks.
None of them looks even remotely similar to what the Project One will look like for a pretty straightforward reason: their layouts are entirely different. The G-Code Concept is a sub-compact crossover while the Vision Gran Turismo has a long hood and a front-midship engine. As a reminder, Mercedes-AMG has already shown how the Project One drivetrain will look, and it will obviously be traditionally mid-engined, like the holy hypercar trinity comprising the 918 Spyder, LaFerrari and the P1.
Getting back to what we do know about the first production supercar to use a detuned Formula 1 engine, Mercedes-AMG has let it slip that the powertrain will develop more than 1000 horsepower, from four electric motors and a turbocharged, 1.6-liter V6 and torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive. Anything else, especially when it comes to the overall design of the car, is just speculation and should be treated as such.