Mercedes-Benz Elecrifies the iconic Silver Arrow

Mercedes-Benz Elecrifies the iconic Silver Arrow

For those who remember; the original Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow was one of the greatest feats of technology and engineering. Built in 1937, it weighed just 750 kg and had a power output of 595 hp. These digits at the time were utter insane and it maintained the status as the most powerful race car for 3 decades. 

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A car based on the W125 Silver Arrow with the added nomenclature Rekordwagen broke the record for the highest speed on a public road with 432,692 km/h in 1938. The record was only broken last year. Mercedes-Benz now revives the legend with a brand new racing car concept apt for the EV era. With a carbon fiber body, front splitter, front trim and side skirt; the electric car tries to shave off as much body weight from the body panels as possible. The 5.3 meter body is a beautiful, smooth creation full of flowing lines; as the car was meant to appear like liquid metal. But what would a concept car be if it had no lighting strips? Those can be found both in the front and sides for a hint of color outside of the silvery finish. 

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The cockpit of this streamlined futuristic racer is fitted with saddle brown leather, polished aluminum and solid walnut. Despite its racing heritage, Mercedes-Benz won't be making an electric Silver Arrow and not give it the best possible interior experience. A protruding steering wheel, intentionally square shaped for the extra racing vibe; encases a screen in the middle of it. Another screen is located in the interior, that one used as an instrument panel or used to play with the virtual racing software.

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It's not sure whether this is a production car but it's a clear statement of Mercedes-Benz's vision for the future. Rooted in heritage with their eyes towards the future, they continue to develop new cars and concepts without losing their much sought-after history. 

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