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Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Cabriolet revealed, just 300 being made

Looking for the ultimate in automotive drop-top indulgence? Say hello to your new car. It’s the limited edition Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Cabriolet, and it has just been unveiled at the LA auto show.

Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Cabriolet-side

Based on the Mercedes S-Class cabrio, the S 650 is overhauled and redefined to Maybach standards. This means every component and every surface is made to be as luxurious as technically doable, with exclusivity near the top of priorities.

Mercedes will be offering the special edition in three distinct packages comprising of unique colour combinations. The first is Zircon Red with porcelain/black interior, ‘Piano Lacquer Flowing Lines’ trim, and a black roof. If that’s not nice enough, the second option is Cote d’Azur Blue with porcelain/Saddle Brown interior, and Magnolia Nut Brown trim with a beige roof. Lastly is Diamond white with porcelain/Yatch Blue interior and Magnolia Nut Brown Flowing Lines trim and a dark blue roof.

All versions come with 20-inch Maybach forged wheels in a bichromatic finish, along with exclusive body panels such as the front bumper bar, chrome trimmings, and a unique entrance lighting system that shines the Maybach logo onto the ground when the door is opened.

Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Cabriolet-interior

Under the bonnet is a 6.0-litre twin-turbo V12 engine producing 463kW and 1000Nm, sent through a 7G seven-speed automatic transmission with rear-wheel drive. This mighty unit is able to propel the Maybach on to a limited top speed of 250km/h, with 0-100km/h coming up in around 4.0 seconds.

Buyers receive a special car cover which is made from high-quality fabric that matches whatever roof colour the buyer opts for, with diamond quilting and an embroidered Maybach emblem. There’s also a unique welcome pack and a key ring made from the same Nappa leather as used for the interior.

Just 300 examples will be made for global markets, with 75 set for the US. It’s understood around 10 are heading to Australia.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.