The one-of-a-kind mercedes-benz 540 k streamliner will take center stage at pebble beach’s concours d’elegance, after the 1938 trendsetting model was reconstructed. The model has a powerful, 8 cylinder supercharged engine – offering 180 horse power – that is dedicated for high-speed, long distance motoring. due to its wind-tunnel developed, lightweight aluminum body-shell, the classical car has efficient aerodynamics. Its exterior and interior design, elegant features and spaciousness will be on show in the 14th august tour d’elegance and the 17th’s concours d’elegance.by only using the technical skills, methods and materials of the period from which the 540 k streamliner originates, the classic vehicle was restored and rebuilt. ‘The integrity of its overall design as well as numerous technical details do not only epitomise the innovative power of the mercedes-benz brand but also its expertise in the development of one-off vehicles to meet the very highest expectations in terms of design, comfort and customer benefit.’ said michael bock, head of mercedes-benz classic and customer center. the car was called ‘a herald of the future’, due to combining innovative 1930s car design with efficiency and a sleek aesthetic appeal.