Just 275 examples of the 2023 Mercedes-AMG One will be made
AMG One. Production of Affalterbach’s new hypercar gets underway in the UK, with first customer deliveries imminent.
Just 275 examples of the AMG One will be made – and all of them will be assembled in Coventry in the UK. Production of the new hypercar started in August and the first lucky customers should receive their cars during the second half of 2022. The Formula 1-based hybrid powertrain comprising a 1.6-litre V6 turbo engine and four electric motors is being built by Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains in Brixworth, which is also responsible for developing and producing the Power Units for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 racing cars. The production of the complete vehicle will be carried out in Coventry. For this purpose, AMG worked with manufacturing partner Multimatic to set up a dedicated small series production facility.
As you’d expect, the production process is seriously hands-on, comprising 16 assembly and testing stations. Aspects such as the carbon fibre monocoque with bonded-in roof and detachable body parts are pre-assembled and tested for fit before being combined for real; in some areas, the carbon is only 1.2mm thick, making the process particularly difficult.
Before the 1,046bhp V6 turbo engine, high-voltage battery and four electric motors are installed in the car, they are hot tested on test benches at Brixworth.
Over 50 specialists will work on each Mercedes-AMG One, and every car will undergo final evaluation at a nearby proving ground in the hands of a factory test driver. Once approved, each car is transported to AMG’s HQ in Affalterbach before being handed over to its new owner. All examples have already been sold, despite the price tag of around £2.4m.
F1 W06 hybrid powerplant revs to 11,000rpm. Carbon fibre body parts are pre-assembled to make sure all is well.