The Future Ride – Mercedes-Benz Silver Lightning (All You Need To Know)
You have not played Asphalt 8 if you have not seen this ride and unlocked it. It is one the fastest ride in the game. Coming to reality, the ride is on concept stage. If you notice the way the ride is, you get much handling and speed but too much speed is just the sick part of this car. The same car features in GTA 5.
So far about the Mercedes-Benz Silver Lightning, below is all you need to know.
The Mercedes-Benz Silver Lightning, also called the Silver Arrow, is a concept car built for the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge, where it won the best animation award for their short film Silver Lightning. It was conceived by the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Studio in Carlsbad, California, who also previously created the Mercedes-Benz Biome.This car has been featured in the popular mobile racing video games Asphalt 8: Airborne and Asphalt Nitro.
The Silver Lightning drew heavy inspiration from the 1930s Silver Arrow race cars, most notably the Mercedes-Benz W125 driven by Rudolf Caracciola that won the 1937 Grand Prix, as well as the famous 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR designed by Rudolf Uhlenhaut. The design theme was also influenced by some sci-fi movies, such as Star Trek, Tron: Legacy and Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones.
The car’s sleek, futuristic appearance also comes with innovative features as well. Its roof is constructed of several pieces of small, lightweight magnetic squares, and uses Mag-Tech technology that allows them to either combine to form a hardtop, or retracted to convert the car into a roadster. The omni-directional wheels allow the Silver Lightning to be able to steer freely in any direction, and are enclosed in rings integrated within the car’s main body.
To comply with the competition’s theme of designing “Hollywood’s Hottest New Movie Car”, it was accompanied by a short film called Silver Lightning, which features two crash test dummies called Hans05 and Franz02 attempting and eventually succeeding in the rescue of their prized stolen Silver Lightning from Dr. Crash-Barrier, the main antagonist of the movie.