This 1,200bhp Mercedes EQR hyper wagon has simply got to go into production
It even has a roof box!
The electric era was always inevitable, from the moment humans began to exhaust the world's fossil fuel supply, it was rather a question of when, and not if, we'd need to search for alternative methods to quench our ever-growing need for propellants. It's projected that by 2060, every ounce of coal, petroleum, natural gas, and all the other components that make up the fossil fuel directory will be diminished. It's sad, but it's the bleak reality.
The rate of progression that we as a species have made over the last 100 years is staggering, and the price for that advancement was always going to be dear. One quality that has made us the dominant inhabitants of planet earth is our ability to improvise, adapt, and develop substitutes. This is proven by our transition from petrol, to hybrid-electric, and now purely electric automobiles - and one such company that has embraced this change with aplomb is Mercedes.
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With an armada of ''E'' vehicles set to take the motoring world by storm, such as the EQC, EQA, and EQS, the Stuttgart-based firm have made it abundantly clear that they are well stocked with ideas and concepts for anything that looms. And whilst that's fantastic to hear, many people still believe that electric vehicles lack a certain quality that their ancestors had.
Flair, panache, insanity, something that the combustion engine will almost always possess that its successor won't, for the foreseeable future at least. This is something that we will simply have to come to terms with, but just because something's different, that doesn't necessarily mean that we won't ever be able to enjoy it. Take for instance, this render of the Mercedes EQR.
Emre Husmen is a conceptual artist who's based in Istanbul, and I'm sure many of you here on DriveTribe have seen his work being featured on our beloved website previously - but that comes as no surprise, his work is impeccable. Before we delve any further into his latest creation, click here to be forwarded to his personal page, where you can see a superfluity of excellence from the Turkish automotive designer.
So, the EQR - it's an attempt to rekindle some of the magic that seems to be lost with electric cars, and it pains me to say this, but Mercedes original attempt suffered from this very issue. It never seemed to capture that same audaciousness that an Audi RS6 has, for instance. So it only seems fair that someone like Husmen has come along and weaved his wand on the failed project - and there's no disputing that he's lived up to his own high standards with this one.
The car's front end blends an intense mix of futurism and artistry together. A sensually curved set of LED headlights, sitting either side of a stylishly mesh concave grille, and beneath a dipped hood that follows up onto a raked windshield, really gives us a sense of what Husmen is capable of when he searches the outer limits of his imagination for some inspiration. It all just fits together so well.
Despite the fact that the look of a car almost always divides opinion, I think it's fair to say that the EQR's aesthetics won't ever be subject to scrutiny. Its side profile is definitely the sweetest angle, with its low-slung body featuring an extremely brave window design, massively flared wheel arches, and a set of side-skirts that'll have your heart racing every time you see a speed bump.
Regarding the design, Husmen said the following: "1 3d-polygon modelled this project referencing a side view sketch in total of seven days, inspired from my old SLE project and the legendary R-Class. I re-imagined it as an electric "hyper wagon" which would have +1,200hp output. The "EQR AMG" features sleek exterior styling, with a coupe-like front door and a suicide rear door, with hypercar quality all carbon fibre body surfaces, and aero adjustable front splitter and rear diffuser."
The whirlwind alloys add a touch of aggression to an already insane design, and they house a set of carbon ceramic brakes, just in case the EQR's performance gets you slightly uncomfortable in your pants - which reminds me, did I mention the 1,200 horsepower's that course within its veins, ready to be unleashed when you plant your right foot down? The EQR is a pantomime character that deserves to be living and breathing amongst us, and I sincerely hope that Mercedes will some day bring this fantastic creation to life.