The Mercedes-Benz Vision EQ Silver Arrow. That’s the name Mercedes has given to its latest breathtaking concept car, which the company actually deems a “show car” because it’s meant as an homage to the historic 1937 W125 Silver Arrow as well as an exciting teaser for electric supercars to come. So nothing here is imminently coming to an electrified Mercedes near you, and yet, the mere sight of the EQ Silver Arrow is a celebration in itself. Flamboyant, exaggerated, elongated, seamless, and smoothed and polished to a fine sheen, this car is the sort of thing we all daydreamed about in our youth.

Needless to say, this electric Silver Arrow pays no heed to practical considerations. The original car was silver because painting its aluminum body would have added to its weight, whereas this one is all about its aesthetics and has multiple layers of “alubeam silver” applied to give it that liquid metal look. I suppose you can afford a bit of flair when you switch aluminum out for a carbon fiber frame. In terms of performance, though, Mercedes claims 750 horsepower and estimates an acceleration of 0 to 60 mph in under two seconds. And the EQ Silver Arrow is functional and can be driven; it’s not just a pretty shell with bombastic promises.

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