The history of the Mercedes-AMG One has been long and exhausting and the last chapter contains the first specific power and torque data we have seen. The information comes from a surprising source, the new “Force Horizon 5 “ video game, which includes the hybrid high-performance cars in its large selection of virtual cars. Unfortunately, the figures seem eerily low.
The AMG You don’t just play a minor role in the game; is the car in the foreground on the cover of the X-Box title. Like noticed by Engine 1However, when players delve into the specifics of the car, the figures are clearly there for all to see: 877 horsepower, 535 lb-ft of torque. If true, it would be a shocking disappointment considering Mercedes-AMG has, since its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, has repeatedly claimed it would exceed 1,000 horsepower. In 2018, AMG chief Tobias Moers even claimed that the final figure it could approach 1,100.
The game also reveals that the One has a curb weight of 3.737lbs and a front / rear weight balance of 49/51. The car was billed as a Formula 1 driver on the road. It is powered by a four-engine hybrid system paired with a mid-mounted 1.6-liter turbocharged V6, which reportedly climbs to 11,000 rpm.
Game makers often work closely with producers when they have real-world cars in their titles. At the very least, the automaker must authorize the licensing of vehicle names, logos and likes to the publisher. However, each company has varying levels of control over what it will allow or not allow (such as colors, changes, and so on).
It seems highly unlikely that Mercedes-AMG will give its flagship car “only” 877 horsepower after promising over 1,000 for years. Perhaps the game designers simply put in specs that allowed the car to rank high and keep it competitive. But if the specs are true, it wouldn’t be the first time a toy company has worked closely with an OEM and then revealed in error something before the debut of the real car.