20-Foot-Long Convertible... Most luxurious, grandest electric car on the planet. Design that really distinguishes the Maybach 6 Cabriolet. “It’s about beauty,” said Dietmar Exler, the president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz, noting that while the car will not go into full production, it’s certainly possible that, given time, it could end up on an awards stand of its own.
The concept car is the first full-sized, open-top, true Maybach—not an S-Class variant, like this one—the company has produced since the Maybach Zeppelin, which the company made from 1929 to 1939. So-named for the zeppelin engines Maybach made before World War I, it was a massive hulk of a machine, weighing more than 6,000 pounds with a V12 engine.
The hood opens up on either side, creasing like birds’ wings in the middle. Meanwhile, the newly designed, 24-inch, light-alloy wheels feature a center lock painted in rose gold; likewise, the custom-made fabric top has been interwoven with rose gold threads.
Inside, touch controls and intelligent navigation are to linked appointment calendars and a voice-activated concierge system. The two seats are connected with long, flowing lines from the car’s center console, via the dash, and around the back of the seats. When activated, everything is illuminated in a cool, blue light.