Left for dead back in 2012, the Maybach has been revived by parent company Mercedes, and now they have serious visions for the future in the form of a jaw-dropping 20 feet long Concept Cabriolet Car.
The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is a car with sensual, emotionally appealing design and innovative technical concept solutions, which defines the ultimate luxury of the future. At the same time the two-seater model pays homage to the glorious “automotive haute couture” of hand-finished, exclusive cabriolets.
At a private estate on Pebble Beach Golf Course in Carmel, California, Mercedes-Benz unveiled its latest concept car: the Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet.
The first thing you notice naturally is the aesthetics. The curved basic body of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet boasts a sporty, art deco, 20-feet long stretched design which is characterised by powerful structural elements in conjunction with the sharp feature line. This side feature line defines the upper vehicle body, from the radiator grille across the entire length of the vehicle through to the rear.
The hood opens up on either side, creasing like birds’ wings in the middle. Meanwhile, the newly designed, 24-inch, light-alloy wheels feature a center lock painted in rose gold; likewise, the custom-made fabric top has been interwoven with rose gold threads.
With the luxurious interior of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet, Mercedes-Benz demonstrates a new synthesis of intelligence and emotion. Also, the designers have combined the unique tradition of the brand with a hitherto unknown high-tech experience. The user experience also combines ultimate luxury with intelligence.
In terms of performance, thanks to its four compact permanent magnet synchronous electric motors, it features all-wheel drive. The flat battery sits in the underbody, and the drive system has an output of 550 kW (750 bhp). This not only allows performance characteristics typical of a sports car (acceleration from 0–60 mph in under four seconds, and a top speed of 155 mph) but also a range of over 200 miles.
The quick-charge function is also visionary: as a result of DC charging based on the CCS standard, the system allows a charging capacity of up to 350 kW. In just five minutes impressively enough power can be charged to achieve an additional range of around 60 miles.
The concept car is the first full-sized, open-top, true Maybach (not an S-Class variant) the company has produced since the Maybach Zeppelin, which the company made from 1929 to 1939.
If you are blown away by it though then be prepared for a wait……a long wait, as Mercedes say there are no plans to start producing them en-mass until round about 2035!
For more information check out the Merc website here, and also take a look at the promo video released with The Concept Maybach below.