In December of final yr, Maybach revealed a surprising idea automotive. It seemed not like something the model had ever launched earlier than, but it surely wasn’t a preview of a future manufacturing automotive. It was referred to as Challenge Maybach, and a brand new video from the Mr. Benz YouTube channel will get up shut with the massive, high-riding luxurious car.
Famed designer Vigil Abloh collaborated on the Maybach alongside Daimler design chief Gorden Wagener earlier than Abloh’s sudden passing late final yr. The automotive, constructed from scratch, is beautiful to have a look at, and the video gives a radical walkaround of the luxurious coupe in and out.
The automotive is huge, one thing that doesn’t translate effectively by way of the press images. Nevertheless, it appears large within the video, and you may hear an echo within the cavernous cabin. Abloh and Wagener had full inventive freedom in designing the idea, which is an electrical car. Nevertheless, it’s not likely designed to be pushed, though that’s potential.
The 2-tone exterior is beautiful, and the replicated design motif on the entrance and rear fascias bookend daring styling selections. The curvy glass high and brown roof cage add to the coupe’s off-road aesthetic, which incorporates huge tires with a copious quantity of tread, tough-looking facet rails, and bolt-on fender flares which might be hooked up with Maybach-branded fasteners.
The video additionally reveals off the leather-bound inside and different styling therapies, just like the dashboard controls, infotainment display screen, and the assorted instruments strapped all through the inside. The video even reveals off the Maybach-branded ax that appears like a neat piece of package.
Whereas it’s unhappy that one thing as audacious as Challenge Maybach won’t ever see manufacturing, Mercedes has one other Abloh creation you may personal. It’s a two-tone Mercedes-Maybach S680, and simply 39 are deliberate to achieve the American market. The S680 sports activities the identical colour mixture because the idea, pairing it with gold rims, although it lacks the idea’s off-road functionality. The inside is swathed in brown leather-based, too.