This Wild Mercedes-Benz Le Mans Concept Is Futuristic And Sleek

The world’s most famous endurance race, Le Mans, will soon be overhauled with the introduction of a road car-based hypercar class to replace LMP1. However, what will the top of endurance racing look like in the year 2040? This concept from a Behance designer provides us with an intriguing glimpse.

Dubbed the Mercedes Vision Mantilla Concept, the racer has been conceived to support an all-electric powertrain and has a body so sleek and aerodynamically efficient that it makes current endurance prototypes look like trucks.

Also Read: Lamborghini Considering Entering Le Mans’ New Hypercar Class

The entire car looks to be extraordinarily long and features a huge rear overhang and an elongated decklid. This would inevitably aid in aerodynamics and help the car achieve a phenomenal top speed. Both the McLaren Speedtail and the recent record-breaking Bugatti Chiron top speed prototype have shown how stretched rears can be used in the pursuit of high top speeds.

There is no visible driver cockpit leading us to believe that the concept could be fully-autonomous and free of a human operator. The questionable future of the Roborace championship has left us with many doubts about how driverless car racing can attract fans, but we’d certainly be tempted to tune in if the vehicles looked as sleek as the Vision Mantilla Concept.

The designer’s choice to finish the front of the car in silver while the rear half is painted in a deep shade of blue only adds to the car’s flair. It looks simply sensational.

more photos...
  • Dennis James

    It could only look like that if the driver is supposed to sit on his back and take a nap, waiting for the race to finish.


  • PK

    i’m not gonna lie. that looks so sexy!!!!

  • db

    Yeah, I would look good in this going back for a high school reunion.

  • Porkopolis

    Quick! To the Mother Theresa Mobile!

New Porsche Taycan 4S Debuts With Up To 563 HP, 287 Miles Of Range And $103,800 Price Tag

The new entry level version of Porsche’s first EV still has two electric motors and does 0-62 mph in 4.0 seconds, but comes with a much more affordable starting price.

VW Group Denies Report It Intends To Sell Off Lamborghini Or Take It Public

According to the report, the German group wants to free up resources for EVs and focus on its VW, Audi and Porsche brands.

McLaren 620R Is A GT4-Inspired Supercar That Can Legally Roam The Streets

The 620R seems to be the most track-focused model in McLaren’s Sports Series range, upstaging even the mighty 600LT.

Isuzu Previews Futuristic FL IR Truck With Autonomous “Platooning” Function

The tech allows one truck to act as the leader in a convoy and others to follow, react and adapt to its movements.

Remember That 3D-Printed Aventador Replica? Well, It Actually Runs!

The Lambo replica is powered by a twin-turbocharged, 5.7-liter Corvette V8 and its bodywork was created by just three cheap 3D printers.

Five Years After Its Recall, A Defective Key Is Still Present In Camaro’s Parts Catalog

The key in question was first recalled by General Motors in June 2014, yet an employee discovered it was still available as a replacement.

2020 BMW X6 M Cabrio Answers A Question No One Asked In The First Place

Good thing BMW has no plans whatsoever of building such a thing, because…. well, it just doesn’t make sense.

1,200 HP Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Makes The Trackhawk Seem Puny

It may be seven years old, but this wildly modified Grand Cherokee is one of the craziest Jeeps out there.

Olympic Athlete Runs In A Bubble Filled With Hyundai Nexo’s Exhaust Flow

The Nexo’s exhaust emits water and 99.9 per cent filtered oxygen – or else the runner would suffocate.

Lunaz Breathes New Life Into Classics With Electric Power And Modern Gear

After a full restoration process, the old mechanical parts are ditched in favor of all-electric powertrains and tech like Wi-Fi .