Here is a very very special execution of the streamliner speed record car. Special details throughout, if you can get past the cheeky/dumb face its wears. The tail is mean and sexy/brutal with its purposeful rear wing and cross-cut copper internal gubbins on full display.
In profile, you find free-standing half-moons on both axles cover just the front half of the tire and wheel package. The backside just open to rocket out air, stones and whatever else as car hits warp speed.
An EV powertrain is a great fit for the Silver Arrows — because these streamliners were about as long as a school bus! Pack all that with batteries and we might have some serious potential here.
The ingress/egress is particularly cool. The entire central cockpit shroud and steering wheel rise from the car to make room for you to hop in deep. Then it motors silently shut ahead of blast-off!!
Photos by James Crabtree
2018 Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow Concept
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