F-CELL comes with a 1.2 kW emissions-free fuel-cell system with a range of up to 350 km. The carriage also features bucket seats made of carbon fiber covered in hand-stitched leather and is driven by joystick. It is based on original Benz from 1886.

You know, on occasion automakers are able to blend retro styling with new technology surprisingly well in their conceptual designs.

This isn't one of those occasions.

One doesn't look at a Mercedes-Benz like this and immediately picture themselves in it. Although, in fairness, this is only a student project and this Merc isn't about to roll off the assembly line headed for a dealer any time soon. Or ever.

This F-CELL Roadster by Mercedes-Benz is a design that directly references the original automobile from 1886 that was the Benz Patent Motor Car. It comes with a 1.2 kW fuel-cell system, that is emissions-free, with a range of up to 350 km (217 miles).

How do they manage such an impressive range? Well, the car goes only 25 km/h, that's how.

The carriage also features bucket seats made of carbon fiber and covered in hand-stitched leather. It drives by joystick.

The front end is made of a Formula One-based component.

This car is...incongruous. The design here just doesn't make sense.

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