In this edition of crazy concept cars that you will never see in your lifetime, we have the Mercedes-Benz VISION AVTR Concept Car. I have absolutely no doubt that you will never see this thing on the road.

But who knows? James Cameron, the filmmaker behind Avatar may somehow integrate this car into the Avatar 2? Wait. How is the Mercedes-Benz VISION AVTR related to Avatar? Well, apparently, the car’s design was inspired by Avatar.

Mercedes-Benz VISION AVTR Concept Car

How??? Don’t ask. I read the entire press release and I still don’t know how. Perhaps the concept of an organic-like automobile? Wait. That can’t be right. Never mind. We will just leave to you to imagine how.

Also, we will not touch on any tech it has to offer because, they are mostly outright fantasy tech. We love doses of sci-fi in real life. Even then, what Mercedes-Benz VISION AVTR has to offer proves too much for us.

In case you haven’t notice, the AVTR of the Mercedes-Benz VISION AVTR stands for Avatar and it also stands for “Advanced Vehicle Transformation.” While we shy away from the fantasy tech, there are two “tech” we have mention.

Mercedes-Benz VISION AVTR Concept Car

The first is the series of “bionic flaps” of sort that are embedded at the back of the vehicle. I don’t need to see them in action to give me goosebumps. These flaps supposed to emulate the scales reptiles and they are dynamic, like BMW Vision Next 100, but only more goosebumps-inducing.

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The second is the axis arrangement and the odd looking tires which not only allows forward and backward motion, but also diagonally in a so-called “crab movement.” Hmmm, it feel somewhat like it is a half baked solution to the Goodyear Eagle 360 Concept Tire? Just saying…

Those two techs aren’t the craziest propositions. Anyways, if you are interested, you can read all about it HERE. Mercedes-Benz VISION AVTR Show Car made its world premiere at the CES 2020 in Las Vegas.

All images courtesy of Daimler AG.

Published by Mike chua

Avid tech enthusiast, gadget lover, marketing critic and most importantly, love to reason and talk.