Debuted at Pebble Beach, the haute couture, art-deco style Mercedes Vision Maybacj 6 Cabriolet Concept is certainly a mouthful. It's a mouthful of Turkish Delight, though – tasty, sublime in texture and quality and impractical if you think of living with it every day (unless you're supremely rich).
The first thing that strikes you is how long it is. We all kid around and refer to slightly larger than average Toyota Camry's as “boats”, but if there is one car to ever actually live up to the tag of “land yacht”, this is it. It has yacht inspirations all around, from the rear deck to the swooping profile and that graceful tail. It's a shame such magnificent opulence will never actually be seen on the road – they simply can't afford to make it, and the world isn't ready for it. It's electric too – 750 HP output from the motors and 500 kilometres of range means this over-the-top grand tourer glides around stealthily.
The four Vision concepts revealed so far have showcased the individuality of automotive lifestyles and culture in the markets where Mercedes Benz and Maybach vehicles are sold. With that in mind, it's difficult to not see the 6 conjuring up fantastic visions of California, a sleek cabriolet gliding down the road in graceful, timeless elegance.