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The Vision Mercedes Simplex is a stunning blend of past and future design

Kellen Beck
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Mercedes-Benz's newest concept car is shocking, to say the least.

This is the Vision Mercedes Simplex, a new concept car from the German manufacturer that takes the nearly 120-year-old design of the Mercedes Simplex and re-imagines it with sleek, futuristic flair. The car was shown off at Mercedes' new design center in Nice, France, on Saturday, Cnet reported.

Mercedes-Benz chief design officer Gorden Wagener posed next to the new car, which gives us a nice sense of scale.

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