Supercar Blondie got her hands on what was not to touch. She got behind the steering wheel of the Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow to prove that it is perfectly driveable. With the consent of the Design Chief Gorden Wagener, the blond checked out the the Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow concept.
“We reinvented the Silver Arrow of the next decade”, says Gorden Wagener, telling Alexandra Mary Hirschi, known as Supercar Blondie, how Rudolf Caracciola hit 432.7 km/h (268 mph) back in 1938, driving the Mercedes-Benz W125, the car that inspired the new concept.
Running from a standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) only takes the Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow under 2 seconds.
With a ground clearance of less than 2 inches off the ground and with multi-multi-multispoke wheels (no less than 168 painted in rose gold!), it may not look driveable, but it is. “It’s a race car”, Wagener explains. It doesn’t even need more than that.
The car maker fitted the concept with a game feature, that allows the driver to race legendary Silver Arrows. The voice giving the instructions and helping him to perform better is that of the chief of the Mercedes-AMG Motorsport division, Toto Wolff.
The designer chief Gorden Wagener shows the young woman how to get inside the car and she’s amazed by how easy it is to press the ideally-placed accelerator and the brake pedal. Getting onboard wasn’t that easy though, in a designer dress and high heels.
The concept car with no top, but with the AIRSCARF neck-level heating system mounted, gets a steering wheel with a touchscreen, from where the driver can control the infotainment system and the driving modes. You can also adjust the sound of the electric car: the UFO and the Formula 1 racing car noises are on the list of options