Unexpected Wildlife Inspiration

To be honest, I saw a photo of this car’s inspiration before the vehicle itself and assumed it would be completely ridiculous… after all, who designs a Mercedes after a fish (a trout no less)?? But upon seeing the actual car, I had a complete change of heart! Though its inspiration is unexpectedly organic, the SLK Aphelios exhibits futuristic styling and a touch of fluid elegance that’s … well… very Mercedes-like!

Designer: Apostol Tnokovski


  • Teto says:

    it’s like a concept from 70s..i like the rear, but the front…

  • Steve says:

    Nice design, but such low ground clearance and probably rock hard suspension would render it useless on the poor quality city streets I encounter on a daily basis. Looks great though.

  • Rob says:

    I am immediately reminded of the Audi Avus Quattro Concept of 1991 and the IAD Alien Concept from 1986.

  • Jimmy C says:

    Very nice, real slick… My first choice of a car, if I can afford it!

  • MDesigns says:

    Love the design. They should do a proto and show it at Frankfurt….and we don’t need the fish to get it.

  • rollar says:

    Just like it,it’s so great

  • Kevin says:

    That was my first thought as well. I was hoping this was a design from the 90s that was archived. I honestly think this design is very dated and not very appealing.

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