Placing Mercedes-Maybach alongside the late Virgil Abloh in a venture can only outcome in just one factor: it’s going to get wild. That is precisely what transpired when a collaboration involving the two happened again last calendar year, which resulted in the Job Maybach x Virgil Abloh Principle.
This a person-off strategy was a products of the meeting of the minds amongst Gorden Wagener, Mercedes’ main designer, and Abloh, a famed American trend designer who regrettably handed absent in 2021. The posthumous perform of the style icon premiered in December 2021, a month just after his passing.
The undertaking is so outlandish that if you take away the Maybach badges from the vehicle, you can no extended convey to that it is even a single. The crossover, two-seater coupe features an all-electric powered powertrain with off-highway elements. It is highlighted by its sand-brown exterior end, boxy body with clean surfaces, illuminated front grille, spherical LED headlamps, and horizontal LED strip. With that, it just about resembles a futuristic Rolls-Royce than any of the present Mercedes, AMG, or Maybach types.
In addition, its one of a kind styling includes a bull bar with fog lights and a skid plate, a caged glass roof canopy, and large BF Goodrich mud-terrain tires. But definitely, why would any individual even threat having this priceless, a single-off, piece of products on muddy or rough terrains?
They really should have just long gone for the far more trendy sporting activities tires with classier rims. But then yet again, I’m no designer so the final decision to go in that course is probably for the ideal.
In the meantime, the rear of the vehicle seems much less complicated. It showcases a boxy tail illuminated by rounded taillights with embedded Maybach logos and a rear skid plate on the underside.
Last of all, the interior was entirely reworked to element sand-coloured leather upholstery, absolutely foldable twin seats, a big central instrument cluster, and a multi-function oval steering wheel with what appears to be like a touchscreen possessing Maybach graphics.
Again, this is a one particular-off perform that will never be replicated in any of Mercedes’ output strains. This makes an exquisite addition to any automobile collector, but we doubt that it is even for sale. It will very likely just be shown at the Mercedes-Benz Museum.