RICCIARDO TO RENAULT
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.