A Most Ridiculous Cabrio

In a world where every single Facebook user gets spammed by commercials of Supercells ‘award-winning’ mobile game, Clash Royale, there also seems to be enough quirkyness in entirely different areas of the market, like the automotive industry.

And therefore.. Meet the *leaked* Mercedes Benz G650 Cabriolet LWB. Packing extravagant looks and a gas-guzzling V12 with at least 500hp, 800Nm, and nature-defying acceleration. You say; Mercedes had convertible variants of the G-wagon before? True, but those were all based on the short wheel based version (SWB). An example is the G500 Cabriolet Final Edition from 2013, which we conveniently left below.

And in a world where Mercedes seems to have fun launching all kinds of ridiculous variants of the G-Class like the 4×4^2 and the 6×6 (also as G63 AMG), a really monstrous cabrio was dearly missed. Or so it seems.

Video: http://www.autojunk.nl/2017/02/mercedes-maybach-g-650-cabriolet

There still seems to be some discussion about the final name of the product, since Maybach badges are apparently present on the car. Therefore, it could be called something like Mercedes-Maybach G650 Cabriolet, which is in line with Stuttgart’s naming conventions. We also noted that the behemoth borrowed some parts of the 4×4^2, which causes it to have even more ground clearance than a standard G. Speaking about that particular car, which looks like a standard G500 tried to have babies with a Unimog, we found this really nic pic of it:

Unfortunately no official information from Mercedes as of yet.

 

Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman Guard

Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Pullman Guard.

Soon available for every dictator; the new S600 Pullman Guard by Mercedes and Maybach. Lets dissect that name for a bit. Mercedes-Maybach is the badge on the most exquisite versions of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, but those are not necessarily lengthened. Thats where the Lang-versions and Pullman-label comes in. Pullman is different from Lang, because it has four seats in opposite position, where Lang version only has two seats and a boatload of legroom.

Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Pullman Guard.

Since it weighs more than 5000 kilos, the 600 engine actually has work to do. the V12 boasts around 1000Nm of torque, which should help it to the limited top speed of 160 kp/h as soon as possible. Then the Guard designation. It stands for all the armoured versions Mercedes offers, so it also has E-Class Guards and G-Guards. This particular one has the VR9 rating, which means it withstands automatic rifle crossfire and TNT up to 15 kilos, if its positioned no closer than 2 metres from the vehicle. In other words, when you drive over an IED that size you’re probably still toast.

It’s no tank, but probably the closest you can get to president Obama’s Cadillac-based Beast. Price: Around 1.5 million euros.