All 275 wealthy people who signed their names on the dotted line to buy the One had no problem waiting for the production version because they knew they were getting a special car. It took AMG roughly five years from unveiling the concept to starting production of the F1-powered engine. The hypercar is already breaking records, and this new video shows what the electrified beast has achieved so far.
With a lap time of 1 minute 26.846 seconds, The One holds the record for being the fastest street legal vehicle around the Red Bull Ring. It takes 1:38.563 to cross the finish line in Hockenheim (Grand Prix layout) to set another record. His most popular honor has been for passing the Nürburgring Nordschleife in just 6:35.183, faster than any other car with license plates.
Getting here was not easy as there were many hurdles during development that engineers had to overcome. Noticing how difficult it would be to complete the AMG One, Mercedes head honcho Ola Källenius admitted the supervisory board must have been “drunk” when they gave the car the green light for limited production.
The only other model we can think of that could improve his record is another hypercar with Formula 1 pedigree, the Aston Martin Valkyrie. Meanwhile, the hand-built One is an absolute track killer and all cars go through a complex production process at AMG’s facility in Coventry, England. Each unit goes through 16 assembly and testing stations. Quad motors are also built in the UK, in the Mercedes‑AMG High Performance Powertrains division in Brixworth.
As a refresher, the AMG One is one of the fastest accelerating road cars ever, sprinting to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.9 seconds and doing 0 to 124 mph (200 km/h) in 7 seconds. This all-wheel-drive electric beast has a top speed of 219 mph (352 km/h). Apart from performance, remember that the 1.6 liter turbocharged V6 engine spins up to 11,000 rpm, but still complies with Euro 6 regulations.