Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow
With its clear, seamless design, the design idiom of the Vision EQ Silver Arrow is a brand-specific embodiment of the design philosophy of Sensual Purity. The streamlined silhouette of the approximately 5.3-metre long and approximately one metre shallow one-seater vehicle is slender yet sensuous.
The show car's body structure is made of carbon fibre. The multiple layers of paintwork in alubeam silver appear like liquid metal over the top. This concept represents the design polar opposites of "hot" and "cold". Functional attachment parts made of carbon fibre such as the front splitter epitomise the cool and rational aspect of this philosophy. The same applies to the front trim designed as a display, as well as the continuous lighting strip at the front. The side skirts also feature a lighting strip and the large, recessed EQ lettering in front of the rear wheels is illuminated blue as is characteristic of the brand.
It has two motors—one at each axle. They're powered by a floor-mounted 80 kWh battery capable of producing a claimed 750 horsepower, with an estimated range of over 249 miles per charge. The permanent all-wheel drive ca be altered from the cockpit to distribute torque to the front or rear as needed using three drive modes: Comfort, Sport, and Sport+. The driver can also program the car to sound like the current Mercedes Silver Arrow F1 car or a Mercedes-AMG V8, which is a sign even Mercedes realizes electric cars will never sound as good as something with an internal combustion engine.
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