Hey, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 may never enter into production, but it’s awfully easy to fantasize about the possibilities inherent in a vehicle so blissfully oblivious to any form of spartan conservatism. Why not have it all?
Initially drooled over this summer at Pebble Beach premiere, exotic car aficionados were treated to a second look during the recent 2016 Paris Motor Show. This event featured some of top Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 designers, on-hand to answer questions while spreading the Mercedes gospel.
The ultimate in excess, and the latest product unveiled since Mercedes reignited the Daimler-owned Maybach line is stylish, powerful, and quite commanding in every respect.
However, you need not feel any guilt — you won’t be wasting full tankers of fuel driving through your neighborhood. Ecologically sound, your main worry may be feminine whimpers, as it has been quite difficult to get the ladies settled down around this car — women dig it.
The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 is ultra-stylish luxury-class gullwing two-door, two-passenger coupe, sporting more features and amenities than even the grandiose demand. Over 18 feet long, with a low, ultralong, sleek hood, the car is a totally electric stunner.
The concept possesses classic-era elegance with the cabin set far rearward, and an extended rear overhang, with boat-tail rear. The 24-inch aluminum-spoked wheels sport translucent body-color inserts, and the front grille boasts 25 chrome vanes. The car is powered by four electric motors, one for each wheel, with the massive battery pack located along the bottom of the car.
In contrast to the classic exterior aero coupe design, the interior resembles that of a futuristic spaceship, with a wraparound digital display running the full width of the dash, into the door panels, functioning as an expanded interface, operated via touch-sensitive controls.
The overall styling advances with panache what Daimler AG head of design Gorden Wagener calls “hot and cool,” combining sensual aerodynamic artistry with incomparable, powerful technology. “This is a car you want to drive yourself,” Wagener said, amidst models and VIP buyers during the Pebble Beach Resort debut event.
“It’s classical influences reinterpreted in a modern way,” Mercedes Benz Design team lead Stefan Lamm declared at the Paris Motor Show. “It’s about amazing proportions, and some lovely details.”
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