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