It’s safe to say that the transition to more stringent environmental norm on the level of emissions of harmful substances by motor vehicles gave rise to a number of problems for manufacturers. Some had to reduce the power of the engines to make their cars “WLTP-compatible”, while others had no other choice but to stop their production. German concern Volkswagen Group even had to remove the 10 horsepowers from “charged” Golf R and SEAT Leon Cupra.
The news of the decision by Mercedes-AMG to delay the start of production hypercar One first appeared in October 2018.
The official representative of the German brand confirmed in an interview to journalists of the edition Autocar that the car with the engine racing Formula 1 car really “stand” on the conveyor later.
Electrified coupe in concept form was presented in September 2017 at the Frankfurt motor show, but AMG has yet to release a production car almost two years.
“The root of the problem” really lies in the transition to more stringent environmental norm WLTP, which forced Mercedes to install a diesel particulate filter for the 1.6-liter V6 engine production F1. AMG boss Tobias Moers has announced that it has made “significant progress” in the implementation of solutions to ensure compliance engine hypercar One WLTP standards without reducing the total power. According to him, below the magic mark of 1000 horsepower “to fall,” he said.