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The Mercedes-Benz Silver Lightning, also known as the Mercedes-Benz Silver arrow, is an electric concept roadster car that was built for the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Description

The Mercedes-Benz Silver Lightning was built for the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge, where it won the best animation award for their short film Silver Lightning. It was conceived by the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Studio in Carlsbad, California, the same studio behind the Mercedes-Benz Biome concept car.

The Silver Lightning was heavily inspired by the 1930s Silver Arrow race cars, most notably the Mercedes-Benz W125 driven by Rudolf Caracciola that won the 1937 Grand Prix, as well as the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR designed by Rudolf Uhlenhaut. The design theme also took influences from sci-fi movies like Star Trek, TRON: Legacy, and Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones.

The Silver Lightning's futuristic and sleek appearance also comes with innovative features, such as a roof constructed out of small, lightweight magnetic squares that uses Mag-Tech technology allowing them to either combine to form a hardtop or retract to form a roadster. The omni-directional wheels allow the car to steer freely in any direction and are enclosed in rings integrated within the car's main body.

In compliance with the competition's theme of designing "Hollywood’s Hottest New Movie Car", it was accompanied by a short film called Silver Lightning, which features two crash test dummies called Hans05 and Franz02 attempting and eventually succeeding in the rescue of their prized stolen Silver Lightning from Dr. Crash-Barrier, the main antagonist of the movie.

Asphalt 8: Airborne

Summary

A8 Silver Lightning stats (MP KMH)

The Mercedes-Benz Silver Lightning is one of seven original Class S cars in the game with the following rank statistics:

Performance

The Mercedes-Benz Silver Lightning's acceleration and handling are below average. However, it has a better nitro efficiency rating than most of the other original Class S cars, and it drifts very well around corners, the latter being a common trait across the original Class S cars.

Usage

Due to it being a high-ranked electric vehicle, the Mercedes-Benz Silver Lightning is useful for the later stages of Career Mode, especially for Mercedes-only and electric car-only events, where in most cases, the Silver Lightning is preferred over the nanoFlowcell QUANT FE, a Class S Elite Car that has a higher rank but is infamous for its terrible handling and drifting abilities, as well as its Class B cousin, the Mercedes-Benz Biome, which has a lower rank but costs half the price of the Silver Lightning.

While it is possible for the Mercedes-Benz Silver Lightning to perform decently with a Multiplayer build, the Lamborghini Estoque, a high-end Class B car, performs very similarly to the Silver Lightning, with better acceleration and a slightly worse nitro efficiency rating of 8/13/18. At MAX+PRO, the Estoque has an actual speed of 285.7 mph/460.0 km/h compared to the Silver Lightning's 285.9 mph/460.4 km/h. Due to the Estoque's better acceleration, it is more competitive than the Silver Lightning both in Events and Multiplayer.

The Mercedes-Benz Silver Lightning counts towards the Ion Runners collection, which awards a total A8Credits 77,000 when both versions are completed. Due to the Silver Lightning's high purchase price compared to other vehicles in this collection, it is usually the last car the player would purchase before completing this collection. Players should, therefore, avoid claiming the collection prize immediately after purchasing the Silver Lightning, as the prize would be obtained at loss.

The Mercedes-Benz Silver Lightning was one of the Enduro Cars in the Icona Vulcano V12 Hybrid's Enduro Double Down event, appearing only in the third part of the event onwards (when the player has banked at least A8EnduroPoints 21,000).

Price

The Silver Lightning costs A8Credits 300,000 to purchase. Upgrades cost A8Credits 417,500 while Pro Kits require A8Credits 403,940, 6 of each Class S Parts card, 12 Electric Engines, 8 Mid-Tech cards, and 8 Advanced Tech cards.

Asphalt Nitro

The Mercedes-Benz Silver Lightning is gifted to players who log in on their 90th day. The car otherwise costs ANCredits 300,000.

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Class D
Dodge Dart GT Audi R8 e-tron Tesla Model S Cadillac ATS Suzuki GSX-R750 Cadillac XTS Ford F-150 Scion FR-S Mini Cooper S Roadster Kawasaki Z800 Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA Renault CLIO R.S. 200 EDC Volkswagen Beetle Turbo Renault DeZir Peugeot RCZ R DS 3 Racing Audi S4 Nissan 370Z Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 1967 Chevrolet Impala 2015 Ford Mustang Nissan Juke NISMO Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2016 Veloce Hot Wheels Rip Rod™ Porsche 959 Ferrari 308 GTS Geely GC9 BMW M3 Sedan Mazda 6 Honda S2000 nanoFlowcell QUANTINO Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X SUBARU IMPREZA WRX STI Alfa Romeo 4C Mazda RX-8 Donkervoort D8 GTO Buick Avista Concept Hyundai i30 N Ariel Atom V8
Class C
Audi RS 3 Sportback Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive Audi TTS Coupé Chevrolet Camaro GS Ford Focus RS KTM 1290 Super Duke R Lamborghini Urus Datsun 280Z Infiniti FX50 Range Rover Evoque Coupe HSE Dynamic Hot Wheels Bone Shaker™ Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe Lotus Exige S Coupe Yamaha YZF-R6 Audi RS 4 Avant Ferrari 612 Scaglietti BMW M1 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Acura NSX 2005 SRT 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Porsche 718 Boxster S Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Jaguar F-Type R BMW M2 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe Felino cB7 Lamborghini Miura Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTI McLaren M14A Vencer Sarthe AC 378 GT Z Buick Riviera ED Design Torq Mitsubishi Eclipse Toyota Supra RZ (Mark IV) Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Racing Series Sbarro GT1 Nissan 370Z Special Edition Renault Alpine Celebration MV Agusta F4 1000 R Sbarro Sparta Maserati Alfieri Renault Trezor Honda Civic Type R
Class B
DS Survolt Aston Martin DB9 Coupé Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Maserati GranTurismo Sport Lotus Evora Enduro GT Bentley Continental GT V8 Ducati Monster 1200 Ferrari Testarossa Aston Martin V12 Zagato Aston Martin V12 Vantage BMW M6 Hot Wheels Twin Mill™ Nissan GT-R (R35) Mazda Furai Yamaha FZ-10 Ferrari 458 Italia Mercedes-Benz Biome Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 2013 Ferrari F40 Spada Codatronca TSS Audi R8 LMS Ultra Porsche Cayman GT4 Ford Shelby GT500 Rinspeed zaZen Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) Honda Integra Type-R Shelby Cobra 427 Maserati MC12 Ferrari 599XX Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR AMG Rimac Concept One Arrinera Hussarya Ferrari F50 ONUK Sazan LM Peugeot SR1 Chevrolet SS McLaren MP4/8 BXR Bailey Blade GT1 Kepler Motion TVR Sagaris Holden Coupe 60 Lamborghini Estoque Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series Ferrari GTC4Lusso Mercedes-AMG GT3 BMW M2 Special Edition 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports Mazda RX-8 Special Edition Falcon F7 Lotus Evora Sport 410 SCG 003S Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640 Apollo N
Class A
Ford 2006 GT Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series Ferrari F430 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X Marussia B2 Ducati SuperSport S Chevrolet Corvette C7 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupé Final Edition McLaren 12C Spider Pagani Zonda R Ferrari F12berlinetta BMW S 1000 RR Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Savage Rivale Roadyacht GTS Lucra L148 RUF RT 12 S Ferrari FF Jaguar C-X75 Ferrari LaFerrari Lamborghini Asterion Audi R8 e-tron Special Edition Porsche 911 GT3 RS McLaren P1™ Zenvo ST1 Mazzanti Evantra Nissan GT-R NISMO Savage Rivale GTR Volkswagen W12 McLaren 570S Tramontana XTR McLaren 650S GT3 Ferrari 330 P4 Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe Touring Car 2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Chevrolet Corvette C3 Sbarro Alcador McLaren 675LT Mosler GT3 McLaren Mercedes MP4-25 Rezvani Beast Alpha Icona Vulcano V12 Hybrid Bentley EXP10 Speed 6 Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS Jaguar XJ220S BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Special Edition SIN R1 Aston Martin One-77 Rimac Concept S Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Infiniti Vision GT McLaren 720S
Class S
Lamborghini Veneno GTA Spano RUF CTR 3 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione Pagani Huayra Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Suzuki Hayabusa Mercedes-Benz Silver Lightning Lamborghini Huracán Koenigsegg Agera R W Motors Lykan HyperSport SSC Tuatara nanoFlowcell QUANT FE Chrysler ME412 Peugeot Onyx SSC Ultimate Aero XT Hennessey Venom GT Vanda Electrics Dendrobium Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR my2017 Lamborghini Egoista Porsche Carrera GT Koenigsegg One:1 2015 GTA Spano Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition McLaren F1 XP-5 9FF GT9 VMAX Weber Faster One Cadillac 16 Concept Kawasaki Ninja H2 R Ferrari Enzo Ferrari Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV Mosler Super GT Lightning LS-218 HTT Pléthore LC 750 GT by CITROEN Ferrari 488 Pista Renault Sport R.S. 01 Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package W Motors Fenyr SuperSport Mosler Land Shark Pagani Huayra BC McLaren P1™ GTR Arrinera Hussarya GT TRION NEMESIS Zenvo TS1 GT 10th Anniversary Edition Aston Martin Vulcan Devel Sixteen Prototype Arash AF10 McLaren MP4-31 Apollo Intensa Emozione 2018 McLaren X2 Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4
Cars in Asphalt Nitro
Class D Mini Cooper S RoadsterAlfa Romeo MiTo GTARenault CLIO R.S. 200 EDCRenault DeZirChevrolet Camaro GSNissan 370Z2015 Ford MustangFerrari 308 GTSGeely GC9BMW M3 Sedan
Class C Mitsubishi Lancer Evo XLotus Exige S CoupeAlfa Romeo 8C CompetizioneDodge Challenger SRT8Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTIBMW M6Felino cB7Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race CarNissan GT-R (R35)Ferrari F430
Class B Ferrari 458 ItaliaMercedes-Benz BiomeLamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 2013Chevrolet Corvette C7Spada Codatronca TSSFord Shelby GT500Pagani Zonda RFerrari F12berlinettaChevrolet SS
Class A Lamborghini Sesto ElementoLamborghini HuracánRUF RT 12 SLamborghini VenenoJaguar C-X75RUF CTR 3Ferrari LaFerrariFerrari FXX EvoluzioneNissan GT-R NISMOPagani HuayraTramontana XTR
Class S McLaren P1™Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport VitesseMercedes-Benz Silver LightningKoenigsegg Agera RW Motors Lykan HyperSportFerrari 330 P4McLaren F1Peugeot OnyxChrysler ME412Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4Koenigsegg One:19FF GT9-R