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Mercedes' 1,000 bhp hypercar - an F1 car for the road!

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Mercedes just unveiled in Frankfurt its highly anticipated Mercede-AMG Project One hypercar derived from the world of F1 but designed for road-going use.

The Project One beast is powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 engine coupled with hybrid technology offering a combined output exceeding 1,000 horsepower!

Underneath its impressive skin and stunning aggressive robe, the Project One also features an all-wheel-drive transmission with an electrified front axle enabling a top speed estimated to surpass 350 km/h.

For a zero emission trip, drivers are limited  to a range of 26 kilometers thanks to a battery pack using F1-derived lithium-ion cell technology. We doubt however that exclusive owners of the Project One will ever be traveling in electric silence, unless they forget to look at their fuel gauge.

To date, 275 people have signed on to buy the Project One, but patience is warranted as Mercedes-AMG will reportedly make only one car per day and production is scheduled to commence late next year. It's estimated price tag? A whopping 2,6 million euros!

Lewis Hamilton was on hand to roll the car onto the stage and looked quite the part alongside the beast.

Will he get one? We bet he will...

Check out the Mercedes-AMG Project One gallery.