Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the Maybach electric car designed in collaboration with Virgil Abloh

inside Art Basel Miami BeachMercedes-Benz presented what will be its last collaboration with the visionary designer Virgil AblohRecently deceased: The Maybach project.

It’s a concept vehicle, zero-emissions, with little chance of entering production. That doesn’t make it any less interesting, as the creative genius from Louis Vuitton’s men’s department worked on it, along with the chief designer. mercedesAnd Jordan Wagner.

Virgil Abloh and the Maybach Project for Mercedes-Benz

From a futuristic perspective, the Mercedes-Maybach car actually refers to the history of the Teutonic manufacturer.

First announced in October, the Maybach Project is a glossy gold and black coupe, spanning nearly 20 feet from front to rear. Much of that impressive length comes from a giant nose that is lined with integrated solar cells.

As you’d expect, Maybach’s signature bar grille tops the front, along with an assortment of safari-style lights.

Reversing, a sloping, translucent roofline melts into a stern that resembles the stern of a spacecraft.

However, above there is a roof rack equipped with lights similar to those on the front end. It’s an intriguing fusion of a luxury sedan and off-road vehicle that performs surprisingly well.

A Virgil Abloh influence can also be felt inside this Maybach, which is made almost entirely of brown leather to match the exterior. Spartan composition resembles a bridge Starship Enterprise than in the car cabin.

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