Mercedes-Benz Unveils Maybach by Virgil Abloh


Maybach by Virgil Abloh
Graphic: Mercedes-Benz

Last December, German carmaker Mercedes-Benz unveiled its last collaboration with the late trend designer Virgil Abloh. Named Maybach by Virgil Abloh, the auto is a Mercedes-Maybach S-Class S680 model and will run for a limited amount of 150 units. 

Developed in partnership with Mercedes-Benz’s main structure officer Gorden Wagener in 2021, the car is the very last collaboration that Abloh participated in ahead of his untimely passing in November final 12 months.

The inaugural reveal very last December is a photo voltaic-driven electrical car or truck that produces zero emissions. For this for-sale Mayback by Virgil Abloh, it is fitted with a 6.-litre V12 engine. Like the showcase car, the luxury sedan also capabilities a two-tone colour scheme of sand and black.

“Project Maybach’s iconic two-tone color-way does [remain] and it is the most placing structure factor connecting the minimal edition to Undertaking Maybach,” Wagener mentioned in an interview with dezeen.

On the car’s exterior, its higher portion is lacquered in a shiny obsidian black. The lessen element, aspect flanks and distinctive forged rims are painted in a sand hue. Other signature Maybach elements are also translated as a result of the 20-inch wheels and trademark barred grille. 

Shifting to the car’s interior, the cabin also athletics the identical two-tone palette with the steering wheel, doorways, decrease dashboard, and ceiling lined in black. At the exact time, the car’s upholstery arrives in sand hued Nappa leather-based. The vehicle is also embellished with a Mercedes-Maybach and Virgil Abloh brand.

Maybach by Virgil Abloh
Graphic: Mercedes-Benz

Alongside this launch is a particular capsule selection designed by Abloh’s Off-White label. The accompanying fashion items include things like streetwear staples like cotton t-shirts, fleece sweatshirts, hoodies and a canvas cap. These clothes are in the very same sand and black tones, and its design and style cues from the 4-wheeler. 

Maybach by Virgil Abloh, Off-White
Image: Mercedes-Benz

One of the standouts from the selection has received to be the pair of suede driving gloves. It sporting activities a blue Velcro strap throughout the wrists and spells, “ABLOH” — a tribute to the visionary and lifestyle luminary.

For the blessed ones who managed to get their fingers on this minimal launch of the Maybach by Virgil Abloh, they will be presented a customized-built picket containing a 1/18 scale reproduction of the specific car or truck, two car keys and a carabiner hook and a particular automobile go over bearing the Mercedes-Maybach and Virgil Abloh logos.

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