Lewis Hamilton says he would like to develop Mercedes-AMG road cars.
Speaking to AOL Cars at the launch of the new Mercedes-AMG GT R, Hamilton said "the people that are running Mercedes-Benz and AMG, they're cool and they're really into cars... I want to do my own cars with them."
Hamilton, who is currently second in the Formula 1 World Championship to Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, didn't get to drive the German manufacturer's new supercar until it had already been signed off.
"When they first brought it to me I had all these ideas, but they had already [finished it], but for the next car – [I'd like to tell them] let's change this, add this, let's do this," he said.
"I was talking to Tobias [Moers, Chairman of AMG], and I was like 'you've got all this Formula 1 technology and you have the Formula 1 world champion driving your car – utilise that!'"
It wouldn't be the first time Hamilton has specified a car to his own exacting standards. The three-time F1 champion owns a one-of-a-kind Pagani Zonda, called 760 LH. It has 760bhp, a manual gearbox, and a purple paint job.
Unlike the Zonda, Hamilton wouldn't necessarily want his creation to be a one-off project – though don't expect it to be mass produced either: "An AMG GT LH [could be] a limited-edition series, which I can test, which I can setup and be hands-on with the design. So I'm hoping that goes well when they eventually do give me the budget."
A Hamilton-tuned AMG GT? Yes, please.