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The Mercedes-AMG ONE is a hypercar project that was reported on quite a bit during the development of the car, and once released it caused quite the stir among its hypercar brethren. The car was created using the amazing technologies and resources used in the company’s Formula 1 exploits, so it really does have the best of the best components and systems as part of the hypercar package. The entire drivetrain is trickle-down tech from Formula 1, as is the carbon-fibre monocoque, the carbon-fibre body, the loadbearing engine & transmission unit, the active aero, the push-rod suspension and the AMG Performance 4MATIC+ fully variable all-wheel-drive system. The car is a vision of the future, and so there isn’t a conventional engine in play, the AMG ONE is an hybrid-electric hypercar with some amazing stats. The ONE uses a turbocharged 6-pot with four electric motors that power each axle to make the car a consummate all-wheel drive, and when those four motors work together, the power on tap is a powerful 782 kW. Power like this combined with all the right software and driver aids means the hypercar lives up to the name; the ONE is able to hit 100 km/h in as little as 2.9 seconds and it can blitz the quarter-mile in 10.2 seconds at 249.93 km/h, east up the half-mile in 15.5 seconds with a trap speed of 299.02 km/h and has a top speed up at an impressive 352 km/h. As you’d expect with a hypercar that bears the Mercedes-Benz and AMG logos, it doesn’t come cheap. The company plans a total production run of 275 units and they sell for $2.72 million a piece, or a mere R51,305,000. Luckily for fans of the brand and the car, there’s no need to rob the gold reserves or commission a year’s worth of cash-in-transit heists thanks to the release of a really cool, officially licenced 1:8 scale model AMG ONE from CaDa.

The affordable version of the Mercedes-AMG ONE is the 1:18 scale model from the folk at CaDA. It’s not an out-of-the-box mode though, this one features interlocking blocks and components much like that other well-known Danish company. Looking at the components it’s a lot like a combination of Lego and Meccano bits and pieces, and works the same. This sizeable 1:8 scale model sees the end result measuring 57 centimetres in length, 24.5 centimetres in width and 16 centimetres high. To get to that, there are a total of 3,295 interlocking building blocks that need to be clicked together. The model was designed by the renowned designer BrunoJJ1, and it features all the recognisable features of the original's body design, including the iconic longitudinal fin and the roof air scoop. To make the model even more desirable, it’s also a remote-controlled model that allows you to control the various driving modes, open the doors and extend the rear wing, among other things. The model is fully motorised and has independent front and rear suspension, shock absorbers and working LED lighting. The powerplant has been modelled on the 1:1 car’s setup, and the KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) system is simulated with pullback motors. The model has two L-motors, each tuned to use separate buttons on the remote and has a two-speed transmission. The model car can be moved forwards/backwards and to the right/left. The package includes one Pro L-motor, one Pro servo motor, one receiver/battery box, one set of lights, one remote control with steering wheel control and illustrated building instructions. All this is just $275, or around R5,200 excluding delivery and things.

Take a look at the YouTube video that shows the chaps from Brick Builder unbox and assemble the stunning Mercedes-AMG One hypercar scale model, an amazing 1:8 scale model made up of a whopping 3,295 parts that results in a sizeable model measuring 55 cm in length while giving great detail: CaDA Mercedes-AMG ONE | C61503W Speed Build for Collectors - Brick Builder | Brick Builder

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