Look at this Mercedes-Benz hypercar concept by Yicheng Fan

Article by Christian A., on May 31, 2017

Mercedes-AMG’s much hyped Project One will inevitably turn up at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show this September. But knowing how excruciating it is to wait for something as good as this, Yicheng Fan, a Behance designer, rendered his own concept of a Mercedes-Benz hypercar.

Embodying the simplistic approach on the German marque’s most legendary models, Fan has rendered an astonishing concept that you wouldn’t mind placing next to the hottest supercars of today’s generation.

The first thing we’ve noticed in Fan’s concept creation is the vehicle’s domineering front fascia with long windshield design. This elongated windshield blends flawlessly along the hood and bumper at the front for a very smooth finish. Some other startling elements such as the massive air intakes, tiny headlights as well as the front grille with floating three-pointed star emblem are also executed with exceptional taste.

If there is anything else, there are no visible air intakes in the concept, yet there seems to be a set of cameras on the side windows instead of the conventional wing mirrors.

From behind, the concept illustration reveals a vertical tail lamp that runs down at the middle. Fan further adorned the rear section with distinctly designed diffuser plus other mean-looking aerodynamic elements to highlight his idea of the much anticipated hybrid supercar.

Speaking of which, Mercedes-AMG shared more details about the Project One’s F1-styled powertrain. The hyper beast is packed with 748hp 1.6-liter V6 with four independent electric motors working at the same time, resulting to an impressive 1,020 hp combined output. We’ve also come to know that it can operate by up to 15 miles on full-electric and could last up to 50 kilometers before reworking on the engine is required.

Another interesting fact is the strategic placement of the turbocharger. In this case, the massive compressor is placed at the front of the motor while the turbine is found at the rear. These two are connected by a large electric assisted shaft for continuous spooling.

More so, the front wheels have two separate 120kW electric motors which can be altered with torque vectoring for dynamically tunable all-wheel drive system. The two extra motors spool the turbocharger while the other 100kW motor is directly linked to the engine’s crank.

Going back to the subject, there isn’t much to say about the interior except for the fact that the rendering artist drew a simple two-seater with a highly advanced steering wheel. It is overall impressive though, especially if the avant-garde designs of Aston Martin’s Valkyrie and McLaren’s 720S actually have strong influences on this concept.

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