The Designer Presents a Concept of the Modern Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss

In 2009, Mercedes released the SLR Stirling Moss. Its design was inspired by the 300 SLR racing cars.

Once, Mercedes already released a unique modification of the SLR – the SLR Stirling Moss. The name speaks for itself – the car was named after the legendary racer Stirling Moss. The 300 SLR racing car was used as a source of inspiration. There was no place for the roof or windshield in the design.

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After Stirling Moss’ death at the age of 90, designer Costas Phouphoullides prepared a rendering of a new Mercedes-Benz model under the Stirling Moss brand. As a basis, he decided to take the company's flagship sports car, the AMG GT, as a basis.

The final concept, which was called the AMG GT Silver Echo, has much more aggressive design than the SLR Stirling Moss. The front of the car was designed so that air could pass through large holes in the hood. Later, the same air should create more downforce through the splitter.

Headlights and LED running lights are positioned as close as possible to the edge of the body. In this way, the driver gets an additional reference point when passing turns. The sports car also looks impressive at the back. In particular, thanks to the LED strip that stretches across the entire trunk lid. Of course, there is no roof or windshield – just two small deflectors in front of the driver's and passenger's seats.

Exhaust gases will be routed to the side exhaust pipes just behind the front wheels in order to ensure that the AMG GT Silver Echo will sound as good as it looks. And the 4-liter Twin-Turbo V8 will contribute to this.

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