It took Mercedes-AMG five years to unveil the production version of the AMG One, otherwise known as Project One when it was introduced as a concept in 2017 – and rightfully so. Bringing Formula One technology to street cars is no easy feat; one fraught with so many engineering complications.
Is it worth all the trouble? To show this, Mercedes-AMG has pitted the AMG One production vehicle versus the AMG GT Black Series in a drag race. If you are one of those who have followed what Affalterbach has been doing over the years, you know that the latter is nothing to scoff at.
That’s because the AMG GT Black Series is a record-breaking performance vehicle. In particular, it once held the fastest lap time ever recorded for a road-legal production vehicle around the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
Powered by an M178 engine tuned to produce 720 horsepower (537 kilowatts) and 590 pound-feet (800 Newton-meters) of torque, this car can sprint to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 3.2 seconds and is claimed to be as the top. speed of 202 mph (325 km/h). So yes, the AMG GT Black Series is no slacker and has been around for a number of years as the best AMG car your money can buy.
The AMG One, of course, is much more powerful. Despite the intricate engineering that AMG had to go through, this hypercar could officially reach the same centenary in just 2.9 seconds and hit a speed of 219 mph (352 km/h) – all thanks to an ICE ensemble and an electric motor producing a total of 1,049 hp. (782 kW).
That said, the drag race that AMG produced above showcased the differences between the two in a straight line contest. It’s a 1,000 meter sprint and as you might infer from the title, the AMG One completely destroys the AMG GT Black Series. But how much? short videos will give you ideas.