It’s been a very long time coming, but the Mercedes-AMG One is finally here. Bristling with Formula 1 tech, it might just be the most complex car ever completed. Marrying a Grand Prix turbo V-6 with no fewer than four electric motors for a combined 1049 hp, a top speed of 219 mph, DRS, and a “Strat 2” track attack mode, it’s AMG’s ultimate interpretation of a 2020s supercar, or, in more modern parlance, hypercar.
Race-derived or simply excessively-engineered, such supercars have been an unstoppable force for nearly 70 years, each generation bringing more tech, more power, and more sensational styling than the last. Let’s take a look at ten of the top performers—and add your suggestions, of which there will be many, to the comments.
1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing