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Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is one stunning drop-top

Mercedes-Maybach has revealed what has to be one of the most stunning and extravagant cabriolets of the year, called the Vision Maybach 6 Cabriolet, at the glamorous Monterey Car Week event at Pebble Beach.

The Maybach 6 Cabriolet is described as offering the ultimate in luxury of the future. It also pays tribute to the “automotive haute couture” of exclusive hand-finished cabriolets of yesteryear, offering a sensual, emotionally appealing design, according to Mercedes.

Under the bonnet the Maybach 6 concept is powered by an electric powertrain package that develops 550kW (750hp). Not only does this powerplant offer 0-100km/h performance in under 4.0 seconds, and a top speed limited to 250km/h, it also offers a full-charge range of over 500km.

With a length of 5700mm, the style and presence is obviously the most attractive part of the car. From the dramatic, attention-grabbing long bonnet to the clean, stretched flowing lines of the body, the 6 reminds you of a super-luxury yacht. The nautical blue metallic paintwork contrasts with chrome trimmings, and the exquisite 24-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels feature a rose gold centre lock reflecting the electric vehicle family to which it belongs.

For the interior Mercedes-Maybach has created an open-air luxury lounge to give that typical yacht feeling, with a collection of rose gold highlights, and of course plenty of luxurious trimmings including quilted crystal white nappa leather.

The car is only a concept at this stage, but Mercedes says that, like all its concepts, the 6 takes in local trends in design, culture and mobility. In other words, it’s a viewing point of what to expect in the future.

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.