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The Mercedes‑AMG PureSpeed concept car is the highlight in the lead-up to the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix. This open, two-seater performance car lacks a roof or windscreen, paying tribute to motor racing — the first model in the limited Mercedes-Benz Mythos series. The Concept Mercedes‑AMG PureSpeed debuted on a floating pontoon in Monaco’s harbour, impressing Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team drivers Lewis Hamilton and George Russell.

The design pays homage to motorsport legends, with two flying buttresses behind the seats reminiscent of the 300 SLR. Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson who won the 1955 Mille Miglia in this model. The paintwork, a gradient from Le Mans red to graphite grey with a black AMG pattern, alludes to the victorious Mercedes car in the 1924 Targa Florio race. The number 10 on the front wings refers to that victory 100 years ago.

Celebrating Mercedes-Benz‘s tradition of race-car design & innovative ion, and modern technology,  the series is limited to 250 units, available only to dedicated Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts and collectors.

The HALO system, a controversy in itself marks an attendance with the PureSpeed concept replacing the A-pillar that is conventional. This system consists of a bracket connected to the vehicle body, serving as an aerodynamically optimised safety component.

It has extremely low silhouette features sharply cut visible carbon fibre parts contrasting with the rounded shapes of the upper vehicle. The wheels have unique carbon fibre cladding, with rear-wheel covers completely closed for aerodynamics and front covers open to optimise airflow for brake cooling and downforce.

When coming towards the front, the PureSpeed has a long bonnet, low front end with a “shark nose,” wide lower air intake with AMG lettering, and a dark chrome-plated Mercedes star. The front design resembles the Mercedes‑AMG ONE, with additional air outlets on the bonnet. Transparent deflectors direct wind over the cockpit. This design is carried onto the side-sill panelling with aero flics and the muscular shoulders above the wide-track rear wheels blend into the elegant boot lid and width-emphasising rear apron.

Two specially designed helmets enhance the Formula 1 experience for two passengers. The interior features a unique colour and equipment concept and includes a custom IWC Schaffhausen clock.


Michael Schiebe, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, described the vehicle as offering a direct way to experience performance and driving pleasure. The car’s radical openness allows passengers to experience light, air, and passion unfiltered. As the first Mythos vehicle, it embodies exclusivity with Formula 1-inspired design elements like the HALO system.