Lewis Hamilton Needs the Mercedes-AMG One to be Faster
The Mercedes-AMG One is a monstrous yet strictly exclusive hypercar that will produce up to 1,000 horsepower. But what will a Lewis Hamilton Edition be like?
The AMG team has stated that only 275 AMG ones will go into production. The current model is still a prototype, and the production car is still about a year away. All 275 units have already been sold, with fans across the globe waiting to get hold of one once it goes into production. In the meantime, F1 champion Lewis Hamilton feels that AMG can do better with this rather rare hypercar.
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A Pair of Special Driving Gloves
There's a special pair of driving gloves reserved for each owner. AMG does not want to compromise with the driving experience. Each buyer will receive a box with a template onto which they are to place their hand for a handprint. Once this gets back to the AMG team, a pair of perfect gloves will be produced and reserved for the owner.
A Faster One, Thanks to Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton has expressed his desire to create a special edition AMG One. According to him, it does not make sense not to do it as other supercar brands like Ferrari have done it. "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," he said.
The second idea that Hamilton has for the Mercedes-AMG One is to build a one-off custom version for each special-edition buyer. For a phenomenal amount, the buyer would sit down with the AMG team together with the F1 champion to come up with a unique masterpiece.
Hamilton's F1 Engine
The AMG One will carry Hamilton's F1 engine at the back. It's a 1.6-liter V6 with three electric motors that produces up to 1,000 horsepower. The F1 champion has played a huge role in bringing the hypercar to life. He played part in ensuring that the engine delivers momentous driving and perfect power output. The motor is yet to be legal, but Hamilton hopes that he can add a few more touches while the team works on it.
The AMG One has a few features that enable it to stand out. The bodywork is weight- and aerodynamic-obsessed. The team has even air-brushed the 3-pointed star emblem at the front to reduce wind resistance. The center spine makes sure that the air is flowing efficiently before it even gets to the rear wing.
Tweaks to the LH Edition
Hamilton has special plans for the LH Edition. This includes a special exhaust system to make the AMG One louder. Hamilton looks forward to pushing Andy Cowell, the head of F1 powertrains at Mercedes-AMG (HPP), into giving the hypercar more power. He also wants to work on the surfaces and add a body kit. A more powerful, body-kitted, and louder Mercedes-AMG One by Hamilton sounds a whole lot cooler. However, the F1 champ isn't sure how much room Mercedes is going to give him to do all that.
All 275 units have been sold. But, for informational purposes, we all love to hear how much such a special hypercar will go for once it's out. The marked price stands at $2.7 million. For reservation purposes, buyers deposited up to $565,000. The production car is yet to roll out of the assembly, and this is because Mercedes-AMG is yet to tame the F1-derived engine.
For service and maintenance information on your car, check the how to section of MBWorld.com