Putting Mercedes-Maybach alongside the late Virgil Abloh in a project can only result in 1 thing: it’s heading to get wild. That is exactly what happened when a collaboration among the two transpired once more past year, which resulted in the Challenge Maybach x Virgil Abloh Notion.
This 1-off thought was a product of the meeting of the minds concerning Gorden Wagener, Mercedes’ main designer, and Abloh, a famed American vogue designer who unfortunately passed absent in 2021. The posthumous work of the manner icon premiered in December 2021, a month just after his passing.
The project is so outlandish that if you clear away the Maybach badges from the car, you can no extended tell that it’s even one. The crossover, two-seater coupe attributes an all-electrical powertrain with off-highway aspects. It is highlighted by its sand-brown exterior end, boxy entire body with clean surfaces, illuminated front grille, spherical LED headlamps, and horizontal LED strip. With that, it practically resembles a futuristic Rolls-Royce than any of the present Mercedes, AMG, or Maybach versions.
In addition, its one of a kind styling involves a bull bar with fog lights and a skid plate, a caged glass roof canopy, and large BF Goodrich mud-terrain tires. But truly, why would any individual even possibility having this priceless, a person-off, piece of gear on muddy or rough terrains?
They really should have just absent for the much more trendy sports tires with classier rims. But then once again, I’m no designer so the choice to go in that way is in all probability for the finest.
In the meantime, the rear of the auto appears a lot simpler. It showcases a boxy tail illuminated by rounded taillights with embedded Maybach logos and a rear skid plate on the underside.
Finally, the interior was completely reworked to attribute sand-coloured leather-based upholstery, entirely foldable twin seats, a substantial central instrument cluster, and a multi-functionality oval steering wheel with what seems to be like a touchscreen possessing Maybach graphics.
Again, this is a a person-off perform that will by no means be replicated in any of Mercedes’ creation lines. This can make an beautiful addition to any auto collector, but we question that it’s even for sale. It will possible just be shown at the Mercedes-Benz Museum.