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Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow concept: The Rekordwagen of the future

Mercedes-Benz looks back at its incredible Silver Arrow race cars for inspiration to build a staggering electric concept for Monterey.

Kyle Hyatt
Kyle Hyatt (he/him/his) hails originally from the Pacific Northwest, but has long called Los Angeles home. He's had a lifelong obsession with cars and motorcycles (both old and new).
Kyle Hyatt
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Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow concept

The EQ Silver Arrow is an electric homage to the W125 Rekordwagen from 1937.

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The all-electric drivetrain produces 738 horsepower.

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The EQ Silver Arrow has an estimated top speed in excess of 250 miles per hour.

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The exterior of the EQ Silver Arrow is made from carbon fiber.

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The single-seat layout is an homage to the W125 race cars of the 1930s.

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The front wheels are 24 inches in diameter, while the rears are 26 inches!

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The EQ stands less than a meter off the ground at its tallest point.

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Erste Design-Skizze als Impuls für die Realisierung des EQ Silver Arrow Interieurs. // First design sketch as a momentum for the realization of the EQ Silver Arrow interior.

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Though it's low, it's also incredibly long at 5.3 meters.

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The interior makes use of traditional materials to create a luxurious yet futuristic cockpit.

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Im kalifornischen Pebble Beach präsentiert Mercedes-Benz das Showcar EQ Silver Arrow bei der Monterey Car Week vom 18. bis 26. August 2018. // At Pebble Beach in California, Mercedes-Benz is unveiling the EQ Silver Arrow show car at Monterey Car Week, which is being held from 18 to 26 August 2018.

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Der Fahrer des EQ Silver Arrow ist umgeben von einem großen Panorama-Bildschirm, auf den ein Beamer von hinten ein 3D-Bild der Umgebung projiziert. Mit Hilfe künstlicher Intelligenz ist ein virtuelles Rennen gegen historische oder aktuelle Silberpfeil-Rennwagen möglich. Die Assistenzfunktion „Virtual Race Coach" hilft, ein besserer Fahrer zu werden, indem sie während des Rennens Anweisungen gibt. // The driver of the EQ Silver Arrow is encompassed by a large panoramic screen on which a 3D image of the surroundings is projected from behind. With the help of artificial intelligence it is possible to engage in a virtual race against historic or present Silver Arrow racing cars. The Virtual Race Coach assistance function helps you become a better driver by giving instructions during the race.

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Im kalifornischen Pebble Beach präsentiert Mercedes-Benz das Showcar EQ Silver Arrow bei der Monterey Car Week vom 18. bis 26. August 2018. // At Pebble Beach in California, Mercedes-Benz is unveiling the EQ Silver Arrow show car at Monterey Car Week, which is being held from 18 to 26 August 2018.

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Das Interieur des EQ Silver Arrow präsentiert die Werte des progressiven Luxus. Die Designsprache kombiniert zeitlose Ästhetik mit futuristischen Visionen. // The interior of the EQ Silver Arrow represents the values of Progressive Luxury. The design idiom combines timeless aesthetic appeal with futuristic visions.

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Im kalifornischen Pebble Beach präsentiert Mercedes-Benz das Showcar EQ Silver Arrow bei der Monterey Car Week vom 18. bis 26. August 2018. // At Pebble Beach in California, Mercedes-Benz is unveiling the EQ Silver Arrow show car at Monterey Car Week, which is being held from 18 to 26 August 2018.

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Das Interieur des EQ Silver Arrow präsentiert die Werte des progressiven Luxus. Die Designsprache kombiniert zeitlose Ästhetik mit futuristischen Visionen. // The interior of the EQ Silver Arrow represents the values of Progressive Luxury. The design idiom combines timeless aesthetic appeal with futuristic visions.

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Im kalifornischen Pebble Beach präsentiert Mercedes-Benz das Showcar EQ Silver Arrow bei der Monterey Car Week vom 18. bis 26. August 2018. // At Pebble Beach in California, Mercedes-Benz is unveiling the EQ Silver Arrow show car at Monterey Car Week, which is being held from 18 to 26 August 2018.

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Das Interieur des EQ Silver Arrow präsentiert die Werte des progressiven Luxus. Die Designsprache kombiniert zeitlose Ästhetik mit futuristischen Visionen. // The interior of the EQ Silver Arrow represents the values of Progressive Luxury. The design idiom combines timeless aesthetic appeal with futuristic visions.

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Im kalifornischen Pebble Beach präsentiert Mercedes-Benz das Showcar EQ Silver Arrow bei der Monterey Car Week vom 18. bis 26. August 2018. // At Pebble Beach in California, Mercedes-Benz is unveiling the EQ Silver Arrow show car at Monterey Car Week, which is being held from 18 to 26 August 2018.

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Im kalifornischen Pebble Beach präsentiert Mercedes-Benz das Showcar EQ Silver Arrow bei der Monterey Car Week vom 18. bis 26. August 2018. // At Pebble Beach in California, Mercedes-Benz is unveiling the EQ Silver Arrow show car at Monterey Car Week, which is being held from 18 to 26 August 2018.

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Im kalifornischen Pebble Beach präsentiert Mercedes-Benz das Showcar EQ Silver Arrow bei der Monterey Car Week vom 18. bis 26. August 2018. // At Pebble Beach in California, Mercedes-Benz is unveiling the EQ Silver Arrow show car at Monterey Car Week, which is being held from 18 to 26 August 2018.

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Im kalifornischen Pebble Beach präsentiert Mercedes-Benz das Showcar EQ Silver Arrow bei der Monterey Car Week vom 18. bis 26. August 2018. // At Pebble Beach in California, Mercedes-Benz is unveiling the EQ Silver Arrow show car at Monterey Car Week, which is being held from 18 to 26 August 2018.

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Im kalifornischen Pebble Beach präsentiert Mercedes-Benz das Showcar EQ Silver Arrow bei der Monterey Car Week vom 18. bis 26. August 2018. // At Pebble Beach in California, Mercedes-Benz is unveiling the EQ Silver Arrow show car at Monterey Car Week, which is being held from 18 to 26 August 2018.

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Das Interieur des EQ Silver Arrow präsentiert die Werte des progressiven Luxus. Die Designsprache kombiniert zeitlose Ästhetik mit futuristischen Visionen. // The interior of the EQ Silver Arrow represents the values of Progressive Luxury. The design idiom combines timeless aesthetic appeal with futuristic visions.

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1937 Mercedes-Benz W125 Rekordwagen

The original Mercedes-Benz W125 Rekordwagen was powered by a 725 horsepower V12.

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The car's slippery shape allowed it to reach speeds of 268 miles per hour in 1937 on a road in Germany.

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The Rekordwagen's legacy wouldn't be topped until 2017.

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Mercedes-Benz 12-Zylinder-Rekordwagen W 125, 1938.

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Mercedes-Benz 12-Zylinder-Rekordwagen W 125, 1938

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