Almost every supercar in automotive history is memorable. However, there are a handful of machines that transcend the boundaries of simple printing. It seems that the 20-year period from the mid-1980s to the mid-2000s was ripe for such creations, including the one that inspired these renditions of Georgi Bozhkov on Bēhance.net.
Of course we are talking about the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. Born in the early 2000s, when McLaren and Mercedes still had a business relationship, it is impossible for a car enthusiast not to recognize him immediately. The multi-kilometer hood with its F1-inspired design hides a 5.4-liter supercharged V8 producing 617 horsepower. This number does not drop the jaws these days, but in the first rascals, it changed the game. This combination of design and power has elevated the McLaren SLR to iconic status, and it remains a strong influence on designers to this day.
This is certainly the case for this version of a modern SLR. Bozhkov calls this car the Mercedes-Benz SLR-AMG Vision Concept, and it’s not just an old SLR with a few minor modifications. In his Bēhance afterwards, several images show the car from all angles while offering a glimpse of how he created this modern supercar. The inspiration came mainly from the SLR, but it also incorporated classic Mercedes design cues from the 1950s and 1960s. It’s certainly a striking design with a properly long hood and modern headlights, and the German flag incorporated in the wing vents is a very cool touch.
This design has the appearance of a finely adjusted idea over a period of time. It’s because that was developed over time – two years to be exact. Bozhkov says he started with hand drawings in 2018 and gradually developed them into what you see here. You will also be surprised to learn that he has no training or professional training in automotive design. He is a talented 3D artist who loves cars and is clearly inspired by the McLaren SLR, and it is this passion that comes here.
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