What would you think of when you heard the term “concept car“. For sure you will think of something futuristic, all high tech equipments and state of the art technology. But what will happen if we combine high tech stuff with an old technology?You’ll get this, the Mercedes-Benz F-CELL Roadster.
The Mercedes-Benz F-CELL Roadster is a new concept study created by more than 150 trainees and dual education system students who worked on the project for about a year. The most eye-catching element of the study is without doubt, its large spoked wheels that supposedly pay homage to the 1886 Benz Patent Motor Car. We think that they look totally out of place, but we’re neither trainees or design students, so don’t take our word for it.
From the pictures, the F-CELL Roadster is a combination of an F1 body shell and a classic car.Inside the cabin you can find a pair of bucket seats made of carbon fiber and covered in hand-stitched leather.There will be no fancy F1 steering inside the car since the car is controlled by a joystick via a drive-by-wire system.
The two-seater is powered by an emission-free fuel cell system located at the rear that develops an output of 1.2 kW allowing the lightweight concept to reach a top speed of 25 km/h or 16mph with an operating range of up to 350 km or 218 miles.
In my honest opinion, concept car should be like this. Since its a concept, the sky is the only limit.What would we see next? A combination of car and bicycle perhaps?