AMG originally dipped its toes into the electrified performance segment back in 2013 with the low-volume SLS Electric Drive packing four e-motors and no combustion engine. A new wave of PHEV and EV sports cars is coming under the “E Performance” banner, kicking things off with the recently unveiled AMG GT 63 S E Performance.
The next-generation C63 will also be getting a charging port in the following months, but by far the most exciting of the lot will be the One hypercar. Shown as a concept in September 2017 at IAA in Frankfurt, the production-ready model has suffered multiple setbacks during the development phase, with AMG having to delay customer deliveries more than once. Thankfully, Autocar has learned from the three-pointed star that production will finally kick off around the middle of next year.
No additional details have been provided, but we do know all 275 cars have long been sold to wealthy buyers eager to get the pinnacle of AMG engineering. Fitted with an adaptation of the 2017 championship-winning Mercedes F1 engine, the $2-million-plus One will be an all-wheel-drive monster with four electric motors and a 1.6-liter turbo V6 generating a combined output of over 1,000 horsepower.
Two e-motors will drive the front wheels, one will be built into the turbocharger, and the fourth will sit directly on the combustion engine with a link to the crankcase. When the Project One debuted four years ago, AMG promised a 0 to 124 mph (200 km/h) run in less than six seconds and a top speed in excess of 217 mph (350 km/h).
For the full story, check out this article from Motor 1.