Placing Mercedes-Maybach along with the late Virgil Abloh in a project can only consequence in one issue: it is going to get wild. Which is particularly what transpired when a collaboration concerning the two transpired once again very last 12 months, which resulted in the Challenge Maybach x Virgil Abloh Concept.
This one-off concept was a item of the assembly of the minds between Gorden Wagener, Mercedes’ main designer, and Abloh, a popular American trend designer who unfortunately passed away in 2021. The posthumous function of the vogue icon premiered in December 2021, a month just after his passing.
The job is so outlandish that if you eliminate the Maybach badges from the automobile, you can no lengthier convey to that it’s even one particular. The crossover, two-seater coupe options an all-electric powered powertrain with off-road features. It is highlighted by its sand-brown exterior end, boxy entire body with easy surfaces, illuminated front grille, round LED headlamps, and horizontal LED strip. With that, it pretty much resembles a futuristic Rolls-Royce than any of the existing Mercedes, AMG, or Maybach designs.
In addition, its unique styling involves a bull bar with fog lights and a skid plate, a caged glass roof cover, and huge BF Goodrich mud-terrain tires. But genuinely, why would anyone even threat finding this priceless, a person-off, piece of tools on muddy or tough terrains?
They really should have just absent for the extra trendy sports tires with classier rims. But then once more, I’m no designer so the conclusion to go in that course is likely for the most effective.
In the meantime, the rear of the automobile seems a great deal less difficult. It showcases a boxy tail illuminated by rounded taillights with embedded Maybach logos and a rear skid plate on the underside.
Finally, the inside was completely reworked to element sand-coloured leather upholstery, absolutely foldable twin seats, a substantial central instrument cluster, and a multi-function oval steering wheel with what seems to be like a touchscreen possessing Maybach graphics.
Once again, this is a 1-off perform that will hardly ever be replicated in any of Mercedes’ manufacturing lines. This tends to make an exquisite addition to any car collector, but we question that it’s even for sale. It will very likely just be displayed at the Mercedes-Benz Museum.