Mercedes-Benz Simplex 28

  • Mercedes-Benz Simplex 28

    Not to be outdone by Porsche's resurrection of the Semper Vivus, Mercedes-Benz trotted out its 1902 Simplex 28 at the Geneva Motor Show today. A sports car in its day, the 35-horsepower car demonstrated some of the virtues that would later become commonplace in performance four-wheeled hardware. Among those virtues were a lower center of gravity, a longer wheelbase, and a wider track than its contemporaries. It then used the Simplex's DNA as the launchpad for its range of new cars on display, including the C-Class Coupe, SLK, C63 AMG, and SLS AMG E-Cell. As for the Simplex, it was produced...

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