Mercedes-AMG has been spotted testing the One hypercar at a secret location.
The car was unveiled in prototype form as the Project One at the 2017 Frankfurt International Motor Show and confirmed at the time for a launch in 2019. But getting the car’s Formula One engine suitable for road duty—certainly no easy task—is taking longer than expected. The car is now due to start deliveries in 2021.
Mercedes AMG W07 Hybrid 2016 Formula One car power unit
The biggest issue has been with emissions, a task made tougher by the WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure) emissions standard that came into force in Europe last September. It’s a stricter standard than the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) it replaced, and to meet it AMG is thought to have needed to develop multiple exhaust gas treatment systems, among other measures. Hopefully the car’s crazy sound won’t be…