RIC­CIA­RDO TO RE­NAULT

Wheels (Australia) - - Contents - SEPTEM­BER 2018

Out of the fry­ing pan and into the fire for Aussie ace?

Mercedes-benz lifted the silk off the EQ Sil­ver Ar­row Con­cept at Peb­ble Beach Con­cours d’el­e­gance late last month. The elec­tric, sin­gle-seat design study is a fu­tur­is­tic homage to the record-break­ing W125 high-speed car of 1937. Penned by Merc’s chief de­signer Gor­den Wa­gener, the 5.3m-long EV out­puts 550kw with an 80kwh bat­tery for a range of 400km. A panoramic screen projects 3D images for the driver, and on-board AI en­ables vir­tual races against his­toric Sil­ver Ar­rows cars. Oh, and those rear tyres are a mas­sive 26-inches.

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