Teasing its upcoming news next week at the Paris Motor Show 2018, Mercedes-Benz’s performance brand announces a future hypercar: Mercedes-AMG ONE. The name stands for an attempt to reach – critics say an excessively ridiculous exercise – the toughest automotive ambition: bringing Formula 1 hybrid technology to the road.
The German luxury vehicle maker gushingly claims that the Mercedes-AMG ONE will be the pinnacle of the model portfolio and the absolute top-of-the-line model – ergo the One. (Translation: not as expensive as an F1 car, but way up there in the automotive pricing ionosphere. With intensive testing having been ongoing for months in England on high-performance test stands and race tracks, Mercedes-AMG now has the latest development of active aerodynamics.
The active aerodynamics, which is currently undergoing wind tunnel testing, has a multi-part, two-stage extendable rear wing for maximum downforce in race mode. Nowhere is better knowledge of aerodynamics to be found than in the top tier – the experts at the high-performance subsidiaries in Affalterbach, Brackley and Brixworth are working across borders on just one goal: to bring racing technology to life in a street-legal vehicle.
Future Mercedes-AMG ONE customers can obtain comprehensive information on the development progress of the vehicle. In an exclusive, mobile showroom entitled “The Future of Driving Performance,” Mercedes-AMG showcases the latest status of the hypercar, including a chance to sit in the cockpit, along with a demonstration of the individual equipment options. This is made possible by a custom-built trailer with extendable sides. (What no simulator on line? Well, most geeks can’t afford this one. Best to qualify buyers in person?)
This creates a mobile customer showroom with vehicle display, coffee bar, lounge and various information elements, such as touch screen animations, material samples and color examples. The contents are regularly updated and supplemented. The information on offer is rounded off by video documentations and interviews. The show truck is now available for the first time to Mercedes-AMG ONE customers in the grounds of the Munich Mercedes-Benz branch.
A short movie clip is available at the following link: https://youtu.be/l_kZj2xMRT8