*sort of. But who cares how tenuous the party is, when the cake looks this good?
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Mercedes-Maybach's new concept will have gullwing doors
UPDATE: new video showcases excellent doors for Maybach's large concept
This is a brand new concept car from Mercedes-Maybach, scheduled to be unveiled later this week in California. And a new teaser video above shows us two things: a) it has a name, and b) it has GULLWING DOORS.
Just a year after Mercedes revived the Maybach brand with the Mercedes-Maybach S600L (a posher S-Class saloon) comes this sloping, two-door concept coupe dubbed ‘Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6’. It is very, very long, and ready, it seems, to take on the Rolls-Royce Wraith. Maybach of course, has form in this kind of car with the one-off Exelero concept from over a decade ago.
We have precious little information at this very early stage, other than to say it’s nearly six metres long (as long as an extended wheelbase RR Phantom), and will enjoy a worldwide premiere at Pebble Beach. It has a significant amount of grille, and thanks to the new teaser video, we can see it also features gullwing doors. Which is, frankly, brilliant.
We can speculate on the level of sheer opulence and luxury contained with the Maybach coupe’s vast flanks, though. Which is to say, it will be much. If the S600L is anything to go by, this thing will be ludicrously comfortable, quiet and packing space-age technology and connectivity.
It’ll no doubt be quite heavy (the S600L weighs in at 2,335kg), but could feature that car’s same 6.0-litre, bi-turbo 523bhp V12 – more than enough to whisk you to 62mph in around five seconds. Perhaps, considering the concept’s sportier roofline, even faster.
That’s about yer lot. Stay tuned for more…