For any road-going car, having a downforce of 700kg is unheard of and sound unrealistic. However, it is reported that Mercedes-AMG Project One will have this downforce, most for a road-going car. This news was confirmed by their boss Tobias Moers during a conversation with Autocar. He said that peak downforce will be half of the weight of the car. To refresh everyone’s memory, the weight of Mercedes-AMG Project One is around 1300kg and 1400kg. If we put his statement into his parameter then the downforce would be between 650kg and 700kg.
On the other hand, the McLaren P1 GTR generates 660kg of downforce at 150mph. Nonetheless, Mercedes-AMG Project One is free from wild fixed wings and splitters. When Mercedes-AMG Project One hits the market, it won’t be leader in this respect. The crown goes to McLaren Senna which has confirmed that its downforce would be an impressive 800kg. If one thinks that these stats are outlandish then we have another surprise for you. Aston Martin Valkyrie may have a downforce around 1,800 kg thanks to usage of underfloor aerodynamics.
The power in the Mercedes-AMG Project One comes from 1.6 liter V6 engine hybrid engine. This engine is derived from Mercedes Formula One car. It has been tweaked to function smoothly on road and delivers an output in range of 1,000 hp and 1,100 hp. If it is tested on Nurburgring track, it would easily overtake lap record of 6 minutes and 47 seconds. This record was set by Porsche 911 GT2 RS. For now just enjoy the attached images of this stunning hypercar attached here.