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Mercedes-Benz Silbervogel

 - Mar 24, 2008   Updated: Apr 6 2011
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The Mercedes-Benz Silbervogel was designed by Jakob Hirzel for the Xtreme Gravity Series in Irvine, California.

The automobile is a gravity racing car that has no engine. Its bionic shape and load-bearing carbon structure were designed to meet the challenges posed by the physical forces at play during a race and hence its lightness and rigidity.

Implications - In a culture becoming dominated by eco-friendly designs, the race car industry is not immune. Finding ways to make racing a possible eco-friendly sport has given rise to new engine-less vehicles that cater to the earth-loving speedster. High-speed enthusiasts with a social conscience will be thrilled.