With the Project One, Mercedes-AMG is ushering in a new era of hypercars. It’s been a few years since the world had a proper, new, all-conquering machine on the market. The last trio — the, and — all having ended their production runs. And, while the phenomenal is still just getting up to production speed, that’s a velvet rocket, not so much a trackday dominator, the sort of thing we’ve been missing. Now, we have our first look at the next one.
With over 1,000 horsepower in a low, lightweight package, Mercedes-AMG promises that the Project One will offer performance on par with a Formula One car in a package that is not only road legal, but that anyone can buy. Anyone who is phenomenally wealthy, anyhow.
This is a proper road car, a machine that seats two in relative comfort — relative that is compared to an average hypercar, which is typically stripped bare to offer the best…