“Sculpture” Vision of the Simplex on the first car, entered the market under the brand name Mercedes.
Stylists of Daimler from time to time excite the public prototypes that look more like works of art than vehicles. Do not forget they are and about the historical past of Mercedes-Benz. The last of such work, routinely declassified after the fireworks Premier at the Frankfurt motor show devoted to the car of 1901, which is known under the name of Mercedes 35 PS.
This machine is not only an ideological ancestor of the modern “Mercedes”, but also a revolutionary development, largely determine the architectural layout and principles of all the current cars: the vast majority of “zambelich strollers” at that time resembled a motorized carriage. Built by Gottlieb Daimler of Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft and engineer Wilhelm Maybach-order-entrepreneur Emile Ellinika sports car was named after his daughter Mercedes, in fact, the brand got its name.
“Only such a strong brand like Mercedes-Benz, is capable of physical symbiosis of historical heritage and looking to the future. The Vision concept Mercedes Simplex symbolizes the transformation of the luxury and comfort typical for the brand”, – said the chief stylist of Mercedes-Benz Gorden Wagener.
Vision Mercedes Simplex built on the principle of monocoque and combining design historic details with modern technology. For example, the wheels outside the body, but they are almost transparent, and the car is equipped with a variety of displays – including instead of the grille.
The monitor on the front of the Roadster, enclosed in a massive frame color rose gold serves as a means of communication of the car with the man. The screen in the “interior” Vision Mercedes Simplex is able to determine what information the driver needs at any given moment and concentrated on it, not making it difficult to concentrate on the road. Other historical references of steel, for example, a two-tone solution of the exterior, seat belts and a leather bag fixed on the back of the Roadster between the wheels.
Data about the power plant concept is not: it is considered to be a design experiment, which embodies some ideas of the Mercedes-Benz about the automotive past and future. Debut “sculpture” at the next design exhibition in nice, France – exactly where in 1901 the Mercedes 35 PS won a convincing first race win.