This is the simply staggering Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6. I’m sure you’ll agree the looks of this thing are like something from the future. The 2+2 backs it up in the performance department too, with around 750 horsepowers available. Best of all? The car features an all electric drive train meaning that pretty much all the torque is available pretty much all the time.
The range of this car is also worth noting, as so called ‘range anxiety’ has been an issue for early adopters of all electric cars. The Vision has a state of the art shallow battery pack fitted to the underfloor, keeping weight down. Range should be good for over 200 miles, which should be enough for most.
The car is large – almost six metres in length and it is a true coupe in body style. It is set to make its debut at Monterey Car Week, which will take place on the Monterey Peninsula between 16 and 21 August 2016. The final event on 21 August will be the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elégance.
The distinctive 24-inch wheels are a development of the aero rim from the Concept IAA (Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile). A transparent shield in the vehicle colour provides a view of the aluminium spokes behind it.
A further highlight is provided by the gullwing doors, a hallmark Mercedes design element which has been brought up to date. They underline the sporty character of the vehicle’s silhouette and feature innovatively designed aluminium trim. The exterior mirrors designed as cameras are supported on the wings.
No confirmation has been made on prices, however it’s probably going to be the usual story of ‘if you have to ask…’.