The future meets the past with Mercedes-Benz’s all-electric, single-seat concept car unveiled during this year’s Monterey Car Week. The futuristic vehicle is one part homage to the high-speed W 125 racecars of the 1930s and one part showcase for cutting-edge technology. The EQ Silver Arrow employs a pure design from a body of carbon fiber painted in luminous silver to achieve the look of liquid metal, flanked by imposing, multi-spoke wheels in rose gold. The cockpit is furnished in rich wood and aluminum, while a large panoramic screen projects a 3-D image of the driver’s surroundings. The electric power train produces 738 hp and, since it runs silently, Mercedes designers have fitted the EQ concept with optional sounds—including that of a UFO.