Mercedes-Benz - Mercedes-Benz Silver Lightning
Mercedes-Benz Silver Lightning
The Mercedes-Benz Silver Lightning, also called the Silver Arrow, is a concept car built for the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge, where it won the best animation award for their short film Silver Lightning. It was conceived by the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Studio in Carlsbad, California, who also previously created the Mercedes-Benz Biome. This car has been featured in the popular mobile racing video games Asphalt 8: Airborne and Asphalt Nitro.
The Silver Lightning drew heavy inspiration from the 1930s Silver Arrow race cars, most notably the Mercedes-Benz W125 driven by Rudolf Caracciola that won the 1937 Grand Prix, as well as the famous 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR designed by Rudolf Uhlenhaut.
The car's sleek, futuristic appearance also comes with innovative features as well. Its roof is constructed of several pieces of small, lightweight magnetic squares, and uses Mag-Tech technology that allows them to either combine to form a hardtop,
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