Placing Mercedes-Maybach together with the late Virgil Abloh in a challenge can only end result in one particular matter: it is going to get wild. Which is precisely what happened when a collaboration in between the two took place once more final year, which resulted in the Venture Maybach x Virgil Abloh Idea.
This 1-off notion was a item of the meeting of the minds involving Gorden Wagener, Mercedes’ main designer, and Abloh, a popular American manner designer who regrettably handed absent in 2021. The posthumous operate of the style icon premiered in December 2021, a month just soon after his passing.
The job is so outlandish that if you take away the Maybach badges from the car, you can no longer tell that it’s even one particular. The crossover, two-seater coupe functions an all-electric powertrain with off-highway aspects. It is highlighted by its sand-brown exterior complete, boxy physique with smooth surfaces, illuminated entrance grille, spherical LED headlamps, and horizontal LED strip. With that, it virtually resembles a futuristic Rolls-Royce than any of the existing Mercedes, AMG, or Maybach models.
In addition, its unique styling incorporates a bull bar with fog lights and a skid plate, a caged glass roof canopy, and enormous BF Goodrich mud-terrain tires. But genuinely, why would any one even risk having this priceless, one-off, piece of devices on muddy or tough terrains?
They really should have just gone for the a lot more classy sports tires with classier rims. But then once again, I’m no designer so the determination to go in that direction is possibly for the finest.
Meanwhile, the rear of the automobile seems substantially less complicated. 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 entirely reworked to feature sand-coloured leather upholstery, completely foldable twin seats, a big central instrument cluster, and a multi-perform oval steering wheel with what appears like a touchscreen possessing Maybach graphics.
Again, this is a one particular-off do the job that will by no means be replicated in any of Mercedes’ generation lines. This can make an beautiful addition to any vehicle collector, but we doubt that it is even for sale. It will probable just be exhibited at the Mercedes-Benz Museum.