The latest teaser is a short video of Mercedes’ chief designer Gorden Wagener sketching a silhouette on paper, but we’ve already seen Merc reveal a sculpture along similar lines under the ‘Aesthetics Progressive Luxury’ tag.
Details about the new show car are vague, but thanks to its extraordinary proportions we expect it to be more of a EV tech showcase than a new model preview. That means the EQ Silver Arrow’s electric powertrain will be of special interest when the wraps come off.
The video has been tagged with #eqsilverarrow, which confirms the new concept will have a retro-racer theme, sharing its name with the iconic Mercedes racing cars from the early 20th century. The open-cockpit silhouette sketched in the video shows wheels protruding above the main body, but whether they’ll be aerodynamically shrouded as per the sculpture or an open-wheel design remains a mystery for now.
Although these types of concept cars rarely, if ever, refer to a specific production model, they do often provide insights into future design aesthetics and detailing styles. While we can’t rule out more teasers before the big unveil, we’ll get to see the EQ Silver in full later this month when it’s revealed on the glamorous lawns of Pebble Beach.
This article originally appeared at evo.co.uk
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