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Listen to the Mercedes-AMG One on track
Video: Lewis hearts the One, checks out the upcoming F1-engined road car
Six-time Formula 1 world champions don’t get out of bed for less than 1,000bhp, we just made up. Lewis Hamilton meeting the Mercedes-AMG One therefore, rings some significance.
The 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014 and 2008 F1 world champion dropped by to wave the AMG One’s development team a cheery hello, and check in on the car he had a hand in developing.
“I’ve developed the engine, I’m pretty proud of that,” Hamilton told TopGear.com earlier this year. “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,” he said. Indeed, judging by this little teaser clip, Hamilton hearts the One. And also judging by this little teaser clip, it sounds… a bit like an F1 car.
That’s because it kinda is. Underneath sits Hamilton’s V6 turbo engine, coupled to a plethora of electric motors to produce north of 1,000bhp. Sounds fruity, too.
Hamilton of course, also told TG how he’d love to do an LH Edition of the One. “I’ve already spoken to them about it,” he said. What would that look like, Lewis?
“I’d probably change the exhaust system, make it a bit louder. I’d naturally want to push Andy Cowell to give it a bit more power,” he added. F1 drivers eh?
Have a watch of the video above, and let us know what you make of the noise. And the delightful camo wrap.