One of the world’s wildest automotive dreams is closer than ever to being real.

Not since the CLK GTR more than 20 years ago has the 3-pointed star of Mercedes-Benz sat at the front of a roadgoing performance car that pushes the limits of said roadgoing designation, and now, the new Mercedes-AMG ONE has come to change that. This time, its performance is even more otherworldly, with its power coming from an F1 engine and a hybrid drive system coming together to produce as much as 1,049 horsepower. Mercedes-Benz has proudly announced that the extremely limited production of this incredible car has begun. Only 275 units will be made, and each will be built by hand.

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50 specialists work on each Mercedes-AMG ONE in a total of 16 stations, starting at mechanical parts and powertrain components, and going to the battery and electric connections, to the interior, and then to the body and wheels, and then to adjustment and final testing. After the vehicle is approved by a factory test driver at a proving ground, it’s shipped to AMG’s headquarters in Affalterbach, Germany, which is where the handover of the vehicle to the customer takes place. A new era for Mercedes-AMG, and for automotive performance in general is finally here.

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Source: Mercedes-Benz