Someone at Mercedes heard that the American auto companies have been having some success with retro styling. Therefore, Daimler has reached into their past to create this concept, and I hesitate to call it this, car. They have designed a car for the fuel-cell loving Amish man. More ’90s retro after the jump.
1890s, of course. The car looks like what would be in a Victorian Formula One race. It runs on a fuel cell, which is interesting, and has a 350 kilometer range, which is awesome. What’s not so awesome is that I can out run it. The top speed is a glacial 25 kph. To put that in perspective, some people can run at 40 kph. It would be faster and more efficient if it had pedals and a chain.
On the other hand, it is a weird sci-fi, steam-punkish F-cell buggy with an F1 nose and concept car cheese Lambo doors. While this is in no way a useful device, the sheer weirdness of it makes me like it, even if it is about as useful as putting a NOS sticker on a horse.
Does anybody else enjoy this device?