Here's what the Mercedes-Benz Unimog would look like if automotive designers ruled the world. Mercedes revealed this concept for the all-terrain truck's 60th anniversary. The ultramodern interpretation suggests a range of influences from Luigi Colani to donks to tree frogs.


Designers say they indeed took inspiration for the 60 Years Mercedes-Benz Unimog concept — which uses the Unimog U 5000 chassis as its basis — from the poison dart frog. That's an amphibian native to Central and South America, known for its mobility in and out of the water, whose toxic secretions were once used to poison the tips of blowdarts. I'm not even kidding.

Designers chose the color green to honor the very first Unimog built in 1951, which apparently was also wearin' o' the green. The focused-beam headlights are similar to stage lights, and the frame's been finished in billet-aluminum trim. And just like that first, green 1951 Unimog, this one's a cabrio too.

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