After more than a long delay, the Mercedes-AMG ONE finally landed in production. This may be the most difficult and spectacular hypercar on the road, but according to Mercedes, these roads will not be in America.
Despite all the decent fanfare around the amazing AMG ONE, we haven’t heard anything about when American consumers will get their cars. Noticing this, our editor-in-chief contacted Mercedes to clarify the situation. Now they have confirmed to Carscoops that the Mercedes-AMG hypercar with the 1049 HP 1.6-liter V6 engine from the F1 will not be homologized to the US market.
Mercedes contacted us today, June 1, 2022, to contact all interested consumers in the states and informed them that ONE will not be officially sold in this part of the world. The full text of the letter is below, so sit back and explain to Mercedes why we don’t get the hypercar (well, we see). Recall that according to Mercedes, all 275 cars it plans to build are priced at a net price of 2.75 million euros in Europe, or about 2.93 million US dollars at today’s pre-tax rates.
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“AMG-ONE is designed for one purpose – the direct technology transfer of the drive block of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 E PERFORMANCE, which won the world championship – for the road. Adaptation of the full Formula 1 drive unit to road transport has never been done before.
With 1000+ horsepower, four electric motors and a top speed of more than 217 mph, each component of the AMG ONE is designed to redefine high performance. Although its engine starts with competition, sustainable development and refinement have left us with a difficult decision for the US market.
To preserve the unique character of the F1 power supply, We conclude that compliance with US road standards significantly reduces its performance and overall driving characteristics. We have made a strategic decision to offer the car for road use in Europe in accordance with current regulations. “
If this is the first time American consumers have heard of it, it shouldn’t be, and we understand that it’s a little unpleasant. The AMG ONE may be the latest internal combustion hypercar to be assembled by Mercedes.
However, we are not surprised that some go to the states under the federal government’s “Show and Show” exemption law. This rule allows the import of cars such as AMG ONE, but limits them to only 2,500 miles per year.
Other vehicles imported under this special law include McLaren Speedtail, Koenigsegg One: 1 and Bugatti EB110. We hope it won’t take long to see ONE state.
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