This creation is called the Mercedes-AMG GT Silver Echo and is clearly inspired by the old SLR Stirling Moss. Designer Costas Phouphoullides says, “The Silver Echo is a tribute to the late Sir Stirling Moss and the 300SLR that won the 1955 Mille Miglia. Just as 2009 SLR Stirling Moss was based on the then Mercedes Benz Halo SLR; I have chosen to use the current halo of the range; the AMG GT.”
“This coach-built special lends its style to a long lineage of Mercedes racers and is designed to put driving pleasure above all. There is neither a roof nor a windscreen to separate the driver and passenger from the outside world; they enjoy unadulterated high-speed excitement with all the attributes of a speedster. The nose is designed to pull in air through the long engine and doubles as an aerodynamic wing to produce down-force at speed. The DRLs are placed as far outboard as possible, creating a marker for the driver when cornering. Sir Stirling Moss and the cars he drove have been huge influences on my career. May his legacy continue to inspire,” Phouphoullides added.