Let’s make one thing clear: We don’t think that the people lucky enough to drive the new Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet on the roads are bad people. We’re probably just jealous of them.
But, undoubtedly, despite its honest electric powertrain and emission-free footprint, there’s something just evil about this latest two-seater concept.
Not only does it measure almost six metres in length, but it’s so curvy we almost don’t know where to look. Sweeping lines stretch from back to bonnet, and the design uses art deco proportions to create something that, although very new, looks decidedly classic.
The strong contrast between the dark, nautical blue metallic paintwork and chrome highlights does a lot for the car, clearly defining areas of the cabriolet and ensuring that the car remains a powerful presence.
Everything, from the intelligent drive systems to that pinstripe suit-inspired front grille, screams authority — and suggests that, rather than you driving the car, it’s the car driving you…
But you’d hardly mind. Inside, there’s not only room to relax, but reason to relax, too. A luxurious interior if ever we’ve seen one, the generous, flowing design is upholstered in crystal white, high-quality nappa leather and affords passengers the feel of a drinks lounge rather than a sports car.
There’s rose gold trim elements, and the seats are finished using the same techniques as Chesterfield furniture. It truly is a Bond villain’s lair on wheels — but who wouldn’t want every single button on the seat quilting individually backlit with the Mercedes star?
And the speeds and range are incredible for an electric car. Over 200 miles can be charged into the tank, and it’ll zoom you up to 100 kph in under four seconds. But, let’s be honest, you’re not slipping into this four-wheeled piece of art for the performance.
No, you’re buying one of these if you want to make an impression. Either that, or because you’ve just achieved world domination…
Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet
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