Last year was a good year for supercars. Tesla unveiled its new Cybertruckand it was the massive last year 2019. Mercedes Benz just showed their new conceptual car that was inspired by the 2009 movie “Avatar“.
The latest concept car, an electric autonomous vehicle covered in bionic flaps that aim to show how man and machine can merge and live responsibly in nature. The concept car, named AVTR, for Advanced Vehicle Transformation, was unveiled Monday night at CES 2020, the giant tech trade show held each year in Las Vegas.
To make things clear, this is a show car. This means the Vision AVTR won’t be available to buy anytime soon.
The vehicle is made of sustainable materials all the way down to the battery made from recyclable materials, which are compostable and recyclable.
The 33 multi-directionally movable surface elements on the back of the vehicle act as bionic flaps and are reminiscent of scales of reptiles. Speaking of animals, the AVTR can move sideways by 30 degrees in a “crab movement” that gives it maximum agility.
Mercedes-Benz is pushing this angle hard because, like the other major automakers, the company committed to a long-term goal of reducing its carbon footprint.