For the Simplex concept car, Mercedes-Benz went nearly all the way back into its past for inspiration. The 1901 35 PS was the first car to carry the Mercedes name and a radical vehicle for its time. The general conception of what a car was in the public mind for years to come was set by the 35 PS and helped to usher in the age of the motorcar. The Vision Simplex has an electric motor at each hub allowing for the open-wheel design reminiscent of early cars. The radiator is covered in a rose-gold surround that houses a 3D display and recalls the bronze radiator of the 35 PS, along with the door-less bodywork and long hood. Inside, the minimalist interior shows the occupants critical system information via touchscreen displays. While it won't ever see production, the Vision Simplex perfectly blends the cutting-edge with Mercedes-Benz's long history.