Design studio reveals its take on Mercedes-Benz’s GT supercar.
The 2000s Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren was the product of a collaboration between Mercedes-Benz and McLaren Automotive, with the aim of combining ultimate performance and sumptuous luxury into one package. The basic design idea came from the 1999 concept vision SLR which in turn was an homage to the original 1955 300 SLR race car.
The result was an immensely quick and capable 5.4-liter supercharged V8 monster, but one that by its very nature could not match up to its SLR nomenclature, which stands for Sport Light Racing. The modern SLR's divergent ideals made it a bit too heavy to be a true sports car but it was still a towering technical achievement and it remains one of the most capable Grand Tourers in existence.
Now the Invisive Design Studio has reimagined the Vision SLR for the modern age, taking its design cues from contemporary Mercedes-Benz models and adding its own interpretation of what the next-generation model could look like.
Invisive says that the new Vision SLR is the perfect blend between sporty and luxurious. While it has left the technical details to our imaginations, Mercedes-Benz has spent a lot of time developing new models that can straddle both sides without the associated compromises. Just take a look at the latest AMG GT which is both brutal but a great long-distance cruiser.
Seeing as the Vision SLR is all about the future, we imagine it would be powered by electric motors at each wheel with the performance to match the next generation of upcoming electric supercars.
That effortless electric acceleration combined with the kind of interior luxury and quality that Mercedes-Benz is known for could make for a worthy successor to the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. Now we just need Mercedes themselves to go ahead and make it.