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Mercedes-Benz Unveils Sexy, Radical Electric Car Design That Mimics Liquid Metal
By Yoon Sann Wong, 10 Sep 2018
Mercedes-Benz continues its foray into electric automobiles with the unveiling of its ‘EQ Silver Arrow Concept’ at this year’s Monterey Car Week.
The design, which pays homage to the brand’s iconic ‘Silver Arrow’ racing cars of yesteryear, houses a single seat within a carbon fiber body. The exterior has been painted in luminous silver to mimic the aesthetics of liquid metal. It has been fitted with multi-spoke wheels in rose gold that can be seen through cutouts in the fenders.
Electric engines capable of attaining a combined output of 738 horsepower and a range surpassing 250 miles power the cutting-edge vehicle.
“The best thing about it is the sensual lines, like a landscape, and then the technical interruption, what we call aufschneiden [translated as ‘cutting’ or ‘slicing’] in German,” explained Steffen Köhl, director of advanced exterior design, who worked on the car with Mercedes-Benz’s chief design officer Gorden Wagoner and his team.
One downside is the absence of doors, making it a bit of a hassle for the driver to enter and exit the vehicle. The driver’s seat sits low to the ground and faces a panoramic screen that can project 3D images reflecting the driver’s surroundings.
For now, the ‘EQ Silver Arrow Concept’ remains solely a design study that teases the public with what’s in store for Mercedes-Benz’s upcoming range of ‘EQ’ electric vehicles.
Mercedes-Benz unveiled its first-ever electric SUV dubbed the ’EQC’ in Stockholm, Sweden on 4 September.
Mercedes EQ Silver Arrow roof action 💦 pic.twitter.com/saN7yJ0xjO— Earl Karanja (@Earlsimxx) September 1, 2018
[via Robb Report, video via Mercedes-Benz, images via Mercedes-Benz]
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