Mercedes-AMG finally launched the AMG GT R on the sidelines of the Goodwood Festival of Speed. To reveals the machine, Mercedes called upon their F1 world champion driver Lewis Hamilton, who drove the car through the infamous Nurburgring track.
During the world debut of the new Mercedes-AMG GT R, defending world champion Lewis Hamilton has revealed that, he wants to design a road car – and is already speaking to Mercedes-AMG boss Tobias Moers.
“I love cars and always go into serious detail with them. With Mercedes and the other companies I’ve worked with, they say drivers don’t normally go into detail like this – they then have to go away and find out if they can do what I want.
“When they first brought this idea to me [helping create the GT R], I had all these ideas… we couldn’t do much with this one – but for the next car…”
“I said to him, you have all this F1 technology and the F1 World Champion driving the car… utilise that! Let’s do something together!”
“At some stage, I want to do my own car with them – we could call it the GT LH.
“It could be a limited edition series, which I can test, I can set up, I can have real, real hands-on design. It might even be the next one after this…”