Luxury vehicles from the 1930s were nearly aircraft carrier-long. It was the art deco era dominated by seemingly never ending clean lines. So it’s no surprise that the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is over six meters long (about 20 feet) and has a single line that runs the length of the vehicle. Hell, the back the car is inspired by yachts and called a “boat tail.” In other words, it’s going impossible to find parking for it.
WaBenzi, in the Bantu language of Swahili, denotes politicians; it literally means “the people who drive in a Benz.” When was the last time a car made you feel upper-crusty? We’ve just had that sensation while riding in the rear seat of the most over-the-top vehicle imaginable, brought to you by the fine people at Mercedes-Benz, who took their iconic G-class and converted it into the Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet.
The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 is set to appear tomorrow at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, but if you can’t make it out to California for the show, fear not: a full look at the sleek new vehicle has surfaced ahead of tomorrow’s public debut.