Mercedes-Benz has released the first official teaser image of its upcoming new Project One hypercar – a road-going machine that will offer a version of its amazing hybrid F1 engine and drivetrain to supercar buyers.
The teaser is just that – a moody teaser – but it does give us our first look at the car’s profile, its wide stance and its distinctive F1-style central air intake. Oh, and its AMG-branded front grille.
The new Mercedes-AMG Project One will be revealed in full at the Frankfurt Motor Show, so the firm is remaining tight-lipped as to specific details before then. It has, however, confirmed the Project One will boast more than 1,000hp and have a top speed of more than 218mph (350km/h).
It will also be a two-seater, rather than a single-seater or a retro McLaren F1-style three-seater, and we’re promised “exemplary efficiency” that may even include some element of fully-electric running.
We expect it to cost well in excess of £2 million: that’s the price you pay for an engine that’s basically a revised version of the 1.6-litre V6 hybrid motor Lewis Hamilton is racing in this year’s F1 World Championship.