Mercedes-Benz will bring a new all-electric concept to this year’s Pebble Beach Concourse d’Elegance, which was previewed by the Aesthetics Progressive Luxury sculpture. According to Wards Auto, the concept is designed to promote the EQ sub-brand, and is known internally as the ‘Electric Silver Arrow’.

The single-seat concept appears as a homage to the brand’s streamlined cars from the 1930s like the W125 that recorded an average top speed of 432.7 km/h on the A5 Autobahn between the German cities of Frankfurt and Darmstadt in 1938.

The design, based on the sculpture, will include a long, sweeping bonnet, prominent wheel arches and a cabin placed further back in the wheelbase. Modern touches include a fin to help with high-speed stability, and create an even more dramatic look.

Unlike the V12-powered W125 at the time, the Electric Silver Arrow will feature a performance-oriented electric drivetrain that is said to be superior to that in the SLS AMG E-Cell. On the limited-run model, four electric motors provided a total of 526 hp (392 kW) and 880 Nm of torque, which was good for a zero to 100 km/h time of four seconds.

The concept should do well to exceed these figures, although it may just be a one-off as most show cars are. This could also be an early look at a halo Mercedes-AMG EQ model but we’ll have to wait for more details.

GALLERY: Mercedes-Benz Aesthetics Progressive Luxury sculpture