Mercedes-AMG GT LH Planned

Giancarlo Perlas July 1, 2016

Mercedes-AMG GT R

We are still recovering from the sheer awesomeness displayed by the Mercedes-AMG GT R. However, a report surfaced that the car will have more to offer.

Speaking with Top Gear, Lewis Hamilton revealed that he spoke to AMG chief Tobias Moers about a collaboration involving the GT series. He said in the interview that when the GT R was introduced to him, he wanted to do something out of the Mercedes-AMG GT. The reigning Formula One World Drivers’ Champion stated that he would customize the car based on his taste and have it released as a limited edition model.

“When they first brought the AMG GT R to me I had all these ideas! I was talking to Tobias, ‘you’ve got all this F1 technology, and you’ve got the world champion driving your car, let’s do something together,” he said.

Hamilton mentioned that if he would do his own car based on the GT, he would call it the Mercedes-AMG GT LH. Obviously, LH stands for the Briton’s initials.

Although not much information has been disclosed about the plan, there are speculations about what Hamilton might do with the GT LH. First off, he might retain the 4.0-liter handcrafted biturbo V8 engine found in the GT R. If that’s the case it would certainly be packing at least 577 hp.

The 577 hp seems reasonable for the GT LH as there are predictions that AMG will carry the Black Series formula to the GT—being the successor of the Mercedes SLS AMG GT.

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo Perlas is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations, particularly in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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