Mercedes-Benz design director Gorden Wagener teases the brand’s first all-virtual show car on his Instagram. Based on the hashtags he uses in the post, the vehicle could debut at the 2022 League of Legends World Championship which runs from September 29 to November 5.
Wagener’s teaser drapes the car in a translucent tarp that gives a glimpse of the vehicle below. In general, its lines are very round. There is a rectangular grille in the front with an illuminated Mercedes emblem in the middle. The headlights are vertical light strips. The wings protrude away from the body. Judging by the proportions, the machine seems to be a coupe.
The shape of the show car looks a bit like a more exaggerated version of the recent Mercedes-AMG Vision AMG Concept. This model also has a lot of curves, but this one has a more bulbous cabin.
Mercedes imagines the Vision AMG concept as what a future electric performance sedan might look like. It would ride on the AMG.EA vehicle architecture and use axial flux motors.
League of Legends belongs to the multiplayer online battle arena video game genre. In the most common competitive mode, two teams of five players compete to destroy the other side’s base. They can also kill non-player characters to gain experience points and gold.
It’s unclear how this Mercedes would fit into the game. Some of the playable characters ride animals or drive vehicles, so the car could possibly fill a role like this.
The Riot Games company manufactures League of Legends. For this year’s World Championship, he enlisted Lil Nas X to create a theme song for the event.
Mercedes is used to working with Riot Games during the League of Legends World Championship. Last year, Mercedes helped design the ring that event winners received. Wagener posted a brief video about it (above) on his Instagram at the time.