Mercedes-AMG PureSpeed concept debuts

MONTE CARLO: Mercedes-AMG has unveiled its new concept car, the PureSpeed, ahead of the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix this weekend.

The open, two-seater performance car lacks a roof or windscreen and is designed as a tribute to motor racing.

The car, introduced in an exclusive event on a floating pontoon in Monaco's harbour, is part of the limited Mercedes-Benz Mythos series. The concept car was presented to Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team drivers Lewis Hamilton and George Russell.

Mercedes-AMG GmbH chairman Michael Schiebe described the PureSpeed as offering the most direct experience of performance and driving pleasure.


The car features the HALO safety system, replacing the traditional A-pillar, inspired by Formula 1 technology. This system, mandatory in F1 since 2018, protects the driver's head and is aerodynamically optimised.

The PureSpeed concept combines innovative materials and modern technology with a design inspired by legendary race cars.

The series is limited to 250 units, targeting dedicated Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts and collectors.


The vehicle's design draws from the Mercedes-AMG ONE hypercar, featuring visible carbon fibre parts, unique wheel cladding, and a distinctive shark nose front end. The car's interior includes custom features like a clock designed by IWC Schaffhausen.

The PureSpeed's design pays homage to historic Mercedes models, such as the 300 SLR that won the 1955 Mille Miglia.


Its paintwork, transitioning from Le Mans red to graphite grey with a black AMG pattern, references the Mercedes car that won the 1924 Targa Florio race in Sicily.

This historical nod includes the number 10 on the car's front wings, commemorating the victory.

Concept Mercedes-AMG PureSpeed: Expressives Konzeptfahrzeug gibt Ausblick auf erstes Modell der Mythos-SerieConcept Mercedes-AMG PureSpeed – expressive concept car gives a look at the first model in the Mythos series
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