The F1 champion has already been in talks with AMG to make it happen.
The Mercedes-AMG One will be one of the most technologically advanced and most powerful hypercars in the world when it launches next year. A 1.6-liter F1-sourced turbo V6 and electric motors combine to produce at least 1,000 horsepower, essentially making it an F1 car for the road. And yet F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton thinks the AMG One needs even more power.
Speaking with Top Gear, Hamilton expressed his desire to help create a new "LH Edition” of the AMG One with even more power, more noise, and some styling tweaks. Remember, the F1 champion has been actively involved with the AMG One’s development and is the face of the car’s marketing campaign.
"I’ve not driven it yet, but I’ve developed the engine. I’m pretty proud of that,” he said. "I’ve won the championship in that engine. The driveability, the power output and where the power comes in… all those kinds of things are what I helped steer. Getting that car is going to be awesome.”
It could actually happen too, as Hamilton says he has already been in talks with AMG to create the special edition. "I’ve already spoken to them about it, and they’re considering it. It doesn’t make sense not to do it, considering we’ve won the world championship,” he said. "Ferrari always have a ‘world championship’ sticker on their cars, and we should be proud of our heritage and it should be a part of that car.”
The F1 champion added he would like to give the One LH Edition a louder exhaust system, "change a few of the surfaces,” and "add a little bit to the bodykit” to make the hypercar look more aggressive.
He also suggested each special edition model could have a custom design for each buyer to add to the LH Edition's exclusivity. We’ll have to wait and see if Hamilton’s ideas get approved by AMG, but we wouldn’t be surprised considering his close relationship with the manufacturer.