Mercedes-Maybach has unveiled an electric car concept at the Monterey Car Week, called the Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet.
With its final reveal appearance at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the almost 6-metre-long drop-top intends to combine futuristic technology with ‘haute couture’ style.
The all-wheel-drive, four-motor setup allows the Maybach 6 to travel “over 500 kilometres”, with 550kW of electric power allowing a 0-100km/h sprint in less than 4.0 seconds.
On top of this, the ‘Nautical Blue’ Maybach 6 has a ‘quick-charge’ function which Mercedes says allows it to charge to a 100km range in around five minutes.
This is doubly impressive when you consider how large the Maybach 6 is. The Maybach 6’s weight hasn’t been revealed, but at six metres long and two metres wide we imagine it’d top to two-tonne mark.
And though Mercedes-Maybach designed the car with yachts in mind – from the boat-tail rear to the chrome accents which ooze opulence – Maybach probably didn’t want the 6 to weight quite as much as one.
In the cabin, its technology is symbolised by blue-glowing fibre optic cables and flowing lines, while the ‘old world’ is represented by an almost vintage dash cluster and wood-panelling with chrome accents.
Chief design officer for Daimler Gorden Wagener says the visual appeal of the Maybach 6 Cabriolet comes from its reinterpretation of classic design.
"The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet takes modern luxury into the realms of the ultimate in luxury, and is the perfect embodiment of our design strategy.
“Breathtaking proportions combined with a luxurious "haute couture" interior help to create the ultimate experience."