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1000hp Mercedes-AMG Project One confirmed for Frankfurt

It’s coming. The epic Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar. It will be officially revealed at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show in just a couple of weeks.

The hypercar is being described by the carmaker as being one that brings Formula 1 technology to the road. It will be a strict two-seater, as you might have guessed, with a very low-slung cabin and body profile.

Power will come from a high-performance hybrid system with an output of over 746kW (1000hp), capable of propelling the hypercar to a top speed of over 350km/h. It won’t be just about straight line speed though; Project One is expected to corner like electricity as well.

Using aerodynamics technology developed in Formula 1, the crazy creation is likely to offer mind-bending downforce and grip around corners. This should help it become one of the very quickest road legal cars around a track, going up against the likes of the LaFerrari, McLaren P1, and Porsche 918.

In terms of the teaser, Mercedes-AMG has sent out an underexposed image of the front end (which we’ve turned up as much as possible in Photoshop). It shows a silhouette of that low-slung design.

Other than that, Mercedes says the car “combines outstanding racetrack performance with day-to-day suitable Formula 1 hybrid technology” and efficiency.

We’d anticipate another teaser to be handed out before the big reveal on September 12, because, why not? We’ll keep you updated in any case.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.