AMG Project One technology to drive future models?
Only 275 examples of Mercedes-AMG’s Project One hypercar will be built but a lot of the underlying tech will make its way into future, less exclusive models. And that includes the electric drive system.
The news comes from AMG boss, Tobias Moers, in an interview with Autocar UK. However, don’t expect the F1-derived 1.6-litre turbocharged V6 to power a future AMG GT replacement. Moers was specifically referring to the (four-motor) electric drive system.
One motor in the Project One is connected to the engine and helps power the rear wheels. Another electric motor is integrated with the turbocharger to help out the compressor and reduce lag while increasing responsiveness. The final two motors drive each of the front wheels. All four are able to regenerate energy and store it in a lithium-ion battery pack.
Moers didn’t mention any products on the list to receive the system or parts thereof but he did say it will make it into a “series-production car by 2020 or 2021.” Wishful thinking it may be but a new mid-engined supercar with that electric all-wheel drive system could be a mighty fine thing.