January 16, 2021
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VIDEO: Mercedes’ Avatar-inspired concept drives without steering wheel

  • Mercedes-Benz released driving footage of its futuristic “Vision AVTR” concept car on Saturday. 
  • Mercedes got its inspiration for the car from the film “Avatar” and aimed to develop a “completely new interaction between human, machine and nature.” 
  • The car has no steering wheel and can “crab walk” diagonally.
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Back in January, before the pandemic canceled auto shows and forced new-car reveals to go virtual, Mercedes-Benz showed off a bizarre, futuristic concept at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Now, there’s some footage of the car actually driving. 

The concept is called the Vision AVTR, and Mercedes debuted the otherworldly car in partnership with the “Avatar” films. The idea behind the vehicle, Mercedes said, was to create a “completely new interaction between human, machine and nature.” 

Instead of a steering wheel, the concept sports a “multifunctional control element” on the center tunnel that

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810-HP Hyundai Veloster Concept Is an All-Electric RWD Track Car

Photo credit: Hyundai
Photo credit: Hyundai

From Car and Driver

In a follow-up to its electric eTCR Veloster race car introduced last year, Hyundai has built a new battery-powered concept based on our favorite hot hatch. It’s called the RM20e, and like the Veloster eTCR, it has a mid-mounted motor and spins the rear wheels. Developed in collaboration with Rimac, it makes a claimed 810 horsepower and 708 lb-ft of torque. That is . . . a lot.

The RM20e is the latest in a long line of midship Hyundai Veloster concepts, with the first having debuted in 2015. The RM stands for “racing midship.” According to the South Korean company, the car is an engineering rolling lab for testing its new high-performance tech. The single 800-volt electric motor is powered by a 60.0-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which Hyundai claims is able to propel the car to 60 mph in less than three

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Hyundai’s Latest Veloster Concept Is an 810-HP All-Electric Rear-Drive Track Car

Photo credit: Hyundai
Photo credit: Hyundai

From Road & Track

In a follow-up to its all-electric eTCR Veloster race car introduced last year, Hyundai has built a new battery-powered concept based on our favorite hot hatch. It’s called the RM20e, and like the Veloster eTCR, it has a mid-mounted motor, and spins the rear wheels. Developed in collaboration with Rimac, it makes a claimed 810 horsepower and 708 lb-ft of torque. That is… a lot.

The RM20e is the latest in Hyundai’s long line of mid-ship Veloster concepts, with the first debuting in 2015. The RM stands for “Racing Midship.” According to the South Korean company, the car is an engineering “rolling lab” for testing its new high-performance tech. The single 800-volt electric motor is powered by a 60-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, able to propel the car to 60 mph in less than three seconds, and to 124 mph in 9.88 seconds. Top

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