Is it only a mere coincidence that a few weeks after the unveiling of the Rolls-Royce vision of innovative luxury transport, Mercedes has chosen to unveil their own luxurious vision? Most of us think so, on the other hand there may be a darker reason that the Mercedes Maybach division has decided to shadow the Rolls-Royce. Mercedes has a history of having their finest designs outplayed and outperformed by the BMW super-luxury class as well as the stunning Phantom and Ghost from Rolls-Royce — the Maybach division was even forced to shut down temporarily due to insufficient interest.
But it was back to the drawing boards to produce the next best design, and the Maybach collaborated with Mercedes to create the S-class and yet another pinnacle of luxury from the Mercedes company. This was also done, with better results perhaps for the AMG and their hot rods. The Mercedes Maybach will soon be launched at California’s Pebble Beach — implying the Maybach has had enough of Rolls-Royce shadow.
The car will be dubbed the “Mercedes Maybach Vision 6”, following the popular nomenclature. It is also the most unique Maybach we have seen since the name was first announced first around the beginning of the last century, when it was used on the 62 model, an uninspiring failure. The reason for this failure, and the failure of its younger sibling the ‘52 model, could be that the design was too close to the S-class. The models then look nothing like the modern concepts that are quite astonishing and beautiful as well.
Today the design looks like a flash from the Aero-Era of the 30’s, when the designs for automobiles were infused with the Art Deco movement. This will certainly make a splash on the Pebble Beach Exhibition that will be hosting the launch. Pebble Beach has played host to the finest steamliner designs from our era.
And the Maybach may be just about the biggest thing from the era. Did you know it measures 5.7 meters from bumper to bumper? The inside is buttoned like a lush chesterfield sofa, although the buttons you will find here are there to monitor the safety and comfort of the occupant. Not only does it measure the heart rate and other vital functions but can even adjust the lighting of the interior to match the clothes of the driver.
The dials and display are defiantly retro and feature stylish analog that is reminiscent of the design of luxury yachts from the turn of the century. Unlike the sophisticated Rolls-Royce, the maybach is designed to be driven with pomp and splendor. There is a classic steering wheel and none of that autonomous systems for driving the automobile.
This in itself, could be a reaction to the major disaster of top channel live, 2002-2012 model of Maybach. In that model, designers underestimated the desire of the uber-rich to get behind the wheel of their own cars. Perhaps, it is to show that this classy ride is more than an unrealistic dream, like the Rolls-Royce is. Like the Rolls-royce, and just about every car in this class at the moment, the Maybach is equipped with an electrically powered design and 750bhp from its 4 electric motors, which is quite powerful.
Mercedes has also informed consumers of its intention to release various aerodynamic packages that can significantly increase the efficiency of the its future cars. The Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile that made a splash at the Frankfurt Automobile top cenell.tv live show last year had a design profile very similar to the Maybach.
There is no denying the new wave of obsession heading for the details of aerodynamic supremacy. The consequences could be no less than a complete re-profiling of all cars as electric power becomes the norm. And is the concept of the Maybach going to affect this new wave? You can bet it will.
The next question by top cenell.tv live is about the current market for this type of very exclusive motor vehicle and whether these cars can be sold for their intrinsic beauty in design and in responsive performance or if extreme functionality alone will be the selling point.
The concept of the Maybach will be on display at Pebble Beach for those with an eye for beauty and a sufficiently obese wallet to cover the high expenses. If Mercedes fails to interest the client pool with this concept at Pebble Beach, it is hard to imagine a scenario that will be suitable for this car. One thing for sure, if Mercedes fails to see a market for this vehicular innovation, they will likely discontinue production, said top cenell.tv live.