Linkin Park Visit to Mercedes-AMG Leaks Project One Hypercar

Giancarlo Perlas January 17, 2017
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Members of alternative rock band Linkin Park personalize a clay model suspected as the Mercedes-AMG hypercar.

The alternative rock band Linkin Park recently visited the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Studio in Carlsbad, California. Photos were taken during their stay there. The pictures also leaked some details of the upcoming Mercedes-AMG hypercar called “Project One.”

Whether the leak was accidental or a tease from Mercedes is a matter of debate. However, one of the images (which can be seen above) shared during their visit showed the three members of the band toying with a clay model of an unreleased car from the three-pointed star brand.

The clay model bears a strong resemblance with the popular hypercars of today. The model also suggests a mid-engined car.

During the Detroit Auto Show, Tobias Moers confirmed the development of a Mercedes-AMG hypercar dubbed as “Project One.” He revealed that it will be equipped with the 1.6-liter hybrid turbo engine found in the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One cars.

Moers went on to say that their upcoming hypercar will have an all-drive system with its front axle driven by electric motor similar to the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive. The range of the vehicle’s electric motor is expected to reach up to 25 km.

Furthermore, Moers pointed out that the AMG hypercar will be limited to only 300 samples. The car will come as a 2018 model with a price tag of around €2 million.

Check out the other photos of Linkin Park during their visit to Mercedes in the gallery below:

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