Mandurah Coastal Times - - DRIVE WAY -

ONE of the stars of this year’s gath­er­ing of mag­nif­i­cent ma­chines at Peb­ble Beach in Cal­i­for­nia was the Vi­sion Mercedes-May­bach 6 Cabri­o­let, de­scribed as a ‘def­i­ni­tion of the ul­ti­mate in fu­ture lux­ury’.

The glam­orous Cabrio has the aes­thetic pro­por­tions of a retro clas­sic and the Merc folk call it a ‘sen­sual pu­rity’ – but it’s as mod­ern as to­mor­row, pow­ered by a 550kW elec­tric driv­e­train.

The 6.0m boat-tailed beauty has a long bon­net, rem­i­nis­cent of the top teu­tons of the 1930s.

It runs on 24-inch ligh­tal­loy wheels with a range of more than 500km.

The in­te­rior crys­tal white nappa leather is in con­trast to the dark paint fin­ish and the fab­ric top with its in­ter­wo­ven rose gold threads has been co-or­di­nated with the look of the ve­hi­cle.

The all-wheel drive Vi­sion Mercedes-May­bach 6 has four com­pact elec­tric mo­tors and can ac­cel­er­ate to 100km/h in un­der four sec­onds, with top speed elec­tron­i­cally gov­erned at 250km/h.

Shades of yes­ter­year: the Vi­sion Mercedes-May­bach 6 Cabrio.

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