Mercedes-AMG's plans to put a Formula One engine in a road-legal hypercar are progressing nicely, with its 1000bhp drivetrain revealed to the press at the Nurburgring 24 Hours last weekend.
Known as Project One, the car will be powered by a V6 turbo hybrid based on the same power unit used by Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas in this year's W08 F1 car. The road-legal version will have its redline capped at 11,000rpm, but will still feature the same turbocharged 90-degree V6 engine, capable of producing roughly 700bhp on its own.
The MGU-K will offer an additional 120KW of power to the rear axle under acceleration while the MGU-H is rated at 80KW and can be used to combat turbo lag as well as to charge the power unit's energy store (which is four times bigger than on the F1 car).
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