Solar-Powered Mercedes Is The Supercar Of The Future

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Could this be the future of the automobile?

We're far along enough in human history to realize with absolute certainty that the days of the fossil fuel-powered automobile are numbered. This has meant a shift towards electric propulsion, and Mercedes hasn't let the future pass it by. An electric E-Class is on the way, as are other electric vehicles like the EQA, and EQV. Now, graphic designer Wayne Jung has put his own spin on what the Mercedes electric hypercar of the future could be like. A mix between a Project One and some sort of full-size Scalextric car, the Redsun relies entirely on solar power to move.

Wayne Jung
Wayne Jung
Wayne Jung

As you can see from the pictures, traditional wheels aren't employed to keep the Redsun rolling. Rather, all four corners of the car have covers and presumably the kind of wheel that hasn't been invented yet. What's quite interesting about the design is that the Redsun has no actual Mercedes logos anywhere on the car, besides a small piece at the rear of the roof. Instead, this concept uses LED lighting in the shape of the three-pointed star to identify itself as an Affalterbach product. The front end, the "wheels", and the rear, where a massive wing resides, all integrate the logo in a unique way.

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Wayne Jung
Wayne Jung
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Wayne Jung

As much as the triangular design is meant to remind us of the Merc logo, it seems more reminiscent of Lamborghini's Y-design that we first saw on the Reventon many moons ago. Nevertheless, the Redsun is a striking thing, and you can see that the artist has a lot of love invested in this vision with all the detailed sketches and images, one of which even compares the car to the SLR, showing the difference in driving position. There's also an image that roughly depicts what the driver's seat would look like. Whatever the future holds, it's clear that a passion for automotive design will endure, even if gas engines don't.

Wayne Jung
Wayne Jung
Wayne Jung
Wayne Jung
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