Personally, I love and hate concept cars. If you have been following this blog, you probably realized that we hardly feature as many concept cars these days compared to when we just started because, they are like fairy tales and you know how fairy tales were: they never came true and it can be very disappointing. But this time, I have to make an exception despite knowing very well a car like the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQ Silver Arrow won’t make it to production.
Seriously, I just can’t help but to ogle at this visionary Mercedes-Benz ride non-stop. Anyways, to cut long story short (the official press release is over 1,000 words), this is a gorgeous ride that, IMHO, has the form that represent ‘future’. Under its carbon fiber body treated with the stunning liquid metal look “alubeam silver” paint job are electric motors that would yield a combine output of 750 horses. Keeping the motor juiced would be 80 kWh of “thin rechargeable battery” tucked away under the body that will afford it with 400 plus kilometers (249+ miles) in range.
The Mercedes-Benz Vision EQ Silver Arrow is, IMO, a superlative example of emotive design. We shan’t dabble into the features which are mostly masqueraded as marketing words. All you need to know is, it is a beauty and it won’t be coming to your showroom even in the future. This vehicle is merely a glimpse of what the future holds for Mercedes-Benz’s EQ electric brand. While so, it is not just concept art; Daimler has made it into an actual car, drivable as it appears, and it has taken it to Monterey Car Week, held between 18 and 26 August 2018, at Pebble Beach in California.
Oh, two other things you should know are: it is totally luxurious, inside and out, and it is a one-seater EV that pays homage to the successful (and legendary) record-breaking W 125 car from 1937. Also, it rides on custom lightweight aluminum wheels that packs 168 spokes per wheel, coated in rose gold colorway. OK. Maybe you don’t need to know that, but you can’t deny the wheels already gotten your attention. Continue reading for a few more looks at this gorgeous ride.
All images courtesy of Daimler AG.