We were told to expect a Formula One-derived powerplant, and by golly that sure looks like one. There's a carbon fiber air inlet perched atop a V6 hybrid power unit mounted amidships, and flanked by a snake's nest of headers. The exhaust system sits on top of a structural rear transaxle, an automated manual of course. There's an electric turbocharger, which is part of a very exotic MGU-H system – it can essentially harvest kinetic energy from exhaust gas spinning the turbocompressor, and also reverse flow to spool up the compressor when needed using stored energy. Speaking of which, there's a high-voltage Li-Ion battery just behind the front axle.
That front axle will be electrified, with no mechanical connection to the V6 engine. So it'll need juice to run, likely a mixture of MGU-H energy and also power harvested from the MGU-K system, which is basically a conventional hybrid generator physically connected to the engine. Well, conventional in theory; this generator's likely to be as exotic as the rest of the car. That assessment extends to the inboard suspension, a complex arrangement of pushrods and transverse coilover units, although the rear pairs exotically-mounted shocks with the classic Mercedes-Benz five-link arrangement.
This is not, of course, unadulterated F1 tech. The engine is likely to be less strung out, only revving to around 10,000 RPM than what a real F1 car can spin at, to increase the engine's lifespan. That being said, Moers is on record as saying that the engine will need a serious overhaul at around 31,000 miles. Assume that this will be extensive and extremely expensive, not that a Project One buyer's going to have trouble paying for the service. After all, the car's expected to cost $2 million when it goes on sale.
We'll have much more detail coming soon, but until then enjoy this intimate look at an upcoming hypercar.