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THE FU­TURE of au­to­mo­biles looks all-elec­tric. Along with Audi’s elec­tric sports car con­cept, fel­low Ger­man car­maker Mercedes-Benz unveiled the Vi­sion EQ Sil­ver Ar­row. The one­seater pays homage to the suc­cess­ful record-break­ing W125 car from 1937. Even the paint­work in alubeam sil­ver is rem­i­nis­cent of the his­toric Sil­ver Ar­rows that didn’t have a white paint layer to re­duce weight. There are 168 spokes per wheel made of light­weight alu­minium and are painted in rose gold wrapped with slick 255/25 R24 sec­tion tyres in the front and 305/25 R26 in the rear. The EQ Sil­ver Ar­row has a sin­gle seat tucked un­der a canopy. There is sad­dle brown gen­uine leather on the seat and steer­ing wheel, pol­ished alu­minium through­out the in­te­rior and solid wal­nut with darker conif­er­ous wood pin­stripes on the floor cou­pled with a dig­i­tal cock­pit which in­cludes a curved panoramic screen with back pro­jec­tion and a touch­screen in­te­grated into the steer­ing wheel. Be­ing an elec­tric car, the Sil­ver Ar­row is noise­less but sound set­tings can be con­fig­ured. Choices in­clude the sound of a cur­rent Mercedes-AMG For­mula 1 car or a Mercedes-AMG V8 en­gine. The con­cept has an out­put of 750bhp. The recharge­able bat­tery lo­cated in the un­der­body has a ca­pac­ity of around 80kWh and en­ables a range of over 400km.

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