The Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR was a one-of-one concept that Supercar Blondie’s Sergi Galiano got to drive in the Dubai desert.
Now the second Avatar movie is about to be released and it has us holding our breath for something just as incredible from the German marque.
Mercedes has actually shared its very own teaser video for the movie, saying “we are excited to collaborate with the much-anticipated sequel”.
So, the brand’s not giving anything away, but that’s teasing something spectacular surely.
Avatar: The Way of Water opens on December 16, starring Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana.
The 2009 film is to this day the highest-grossing movie of all time.
So, as you can imagine, there are huge expectations for the sequel.
Watch the Avatar: The Way of Water trailer here:
Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR
As a result of working with the Avatar team, the Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR actually responds to a flow of energy from its passengers.
When a passenger puts their hand on the center console joystick, the AVTR responds by matching that energy with digital neurons that flow through the grille, wheels, and rear of the car.
What does that mean exactly?
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Well, lights and speakers actually match the driver’s heartbeat, softly thumping in the background.
So, as soon as you get in, the car becomes an extension of your body, similar to the way humans use avatars in the movie.
Mercedes also wanted to lift the boundary between vehicle and living being.
That’s where the crazy-looking bionic flaps come in.
The 33 bionic flaps look like little scales on the rear of the car.
When the concept car moves, they move with it. Turn left and they angle left as well.
They go red when you brake and as you speed off they change to blue.
The whole car looks alive all because of these dragon-like scales.
What does AVTR mean?
Mercedes called it AVTR for two reasons.
Firstly, the inspiration for the car is the James Cameron movie Avatar (AVTR).
The car is designed to look like the seeds from the Tree of Souls.
You can see similar shapes and colors in the film.
The second reason for the name is it stands for Advanced Vehicle Transformation (AVTR).