Concept Mercedes-AMG PureSpeed | Early Look At The First In The Mythos Series

Mercedes-Benz unveiled the Concept Mercedes-AMG PureSpeed at the Monaco Grand Prix, offering a preview of the first model in the exclusive Mythos series. This concept car combines advanced technology with a tribute to Mercedes’ racing heritage, with an eye toward automotive enthusiasts and collectors.

The Concept Mercedes-AMG PureSpeed draws inspiration from the illustrious history of Mercedes racing cars. It’s a tribute to the brand’s racing heritage, echoing the design language of legendary vehicles like the 300 SLR that Stirling Moss drove to victory in the 1955 Mille Miglia. The concept car’s design pays homage to these iconic models, combining the past’s racing aesthetics with modern innovations.

One of the PureSpeed’s most striking features is its open-top design. This two-seater performance car has no roof, windscreen, or side windows, emphasizing an unfiltered driving experience. Instead of a conventional windscreen, the car employs a Formula 1-inspired HALO system for safety, providing protection in case of an accident, a feature adopted by premier motorsports since 2018.

The car’s design is influenced by the Mercedes-AMG One hypercar, featuring a low silhouette, aggressive aerodynamics, and extensive use of carbon fiber. The front fascia is characterized by a wide lower air intake and a pronounced ‘shark nose.’ Front wheels with open carbon fiber cladding for airflow optimization and fully enclosed rear wheels enhance aerodynamics. The gradient paintwork transitions from Le Mans red to graphite gray, referencing the 1924 Targa Florio race, where a similarly painted Mercedes car emerged victorious.

The car’s bodywork blends sensual curves and sharp, technical elements inspired by the Mercedes-AMG ONE hypercar. The front fascia is characterized by a wide lower air intake and a pronounced ‘shark nose,’ while the rear features closed wheel covers to enhance aerodynamics. The gradient paintwork transitions from Le Mans red to graphite gray, referencing the 1924 Targa Florio race, where a similarly painted Mercedes car emerged victorious.

The interior showcases design elements inspired by classic and modern racing cars, such as two flying buttresses behind the seats reminiscent of the 300 SL. Key interior features include a custom clock designed by IWC Schaffhausen mounted on the dashboard, as well as custom aerodynamically optimized helmets are included to enhance safety.

Though Mercedes has not disclosed specific powertrain details, the PureSpeed is expected to feature a high-performance engine similar to the ones found in the AMG SL series. This could include a twin-turbocharged V8 or a hybrid setup, potentially delivering up to 805 horsepower. We should know more closer to release.

The Concept Mercedes-AMG PureSpeed will be produced in a limited run of 250 units. It will be released next year, and pricing and details will be announced closer to its release. For more information, please visit the official Mercedes-AMG website.

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