Mercedes-Benz Unveils Maybach by Virgil Abloh

Maybach by Virgil Abloh
Graphic: Mercedes-Benz

Previous December, German carmaker Mercedes-Benz unveiled its past collaboration with the late vogue designer Virgil Abloh. Named Maybach by Virgil Abloh, the auto is a Mercedes-Maybach S-Class S680 product and will operate for a restricted quantity of 150 units. 

Developed in partnership with Mercedes-Benz’s chief style officer Gorden Wagener in 2021, the car or truck is the final collaboration that Abloh participated in just before his untimely passing in November final 12 months.

The inaugural expose previous December is a photo voltaic-run electrical motor vehicle that creates zero emissions. For this for-sale Mayback by Virgil Abloh, it is equipped with a 6.-litre V12 engine. Like the showcase car, the luxurious sedan also functions a two-tone colour scheme of sand and black.

“Project Maybach’s iconic two-tone color-way does [remain] and it is the most hanging structure ingredient connecting the constrained version to Challenge Maybach,” Wagener stated in an interview with dezeen.

On the car’s exterior, its upper part is lacquered in a glossy obsidian black. The lower component, aspect flanks and unique solid rims are painted in a sand hue. Other signature Maybach components are also translated by way of the 20-inch wheels and trademark barred grille. 

Transferring to the car’s inside, the cabin also athletics the identical two-tone palette with the steering wheel, doorways, lessen dashboard, and ceiling lined in black. At the exact same time, the car’s upholstery arrives in sand hued Nappa leather-based. The automobile is also adorned with a Mercedes-Maybach and Virgil Abloh brand.

Maybach by Virgil Abloh
Impression: Mercedes-Benz

Alongside this launch is a special capsule assortment designed by Abloh’s Off-White label. The accompanying manner merchandise contain streetwear staples like cotton t-shirts, fleece sweatshirts, hoodies and a canvas cap. These garments are in the exact same sand and black tones, and its layout cues from the 4-wheeler. 

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

Just one of the standouts from the selection has received to be the pair of suede driving gloves. It sports a blue Velcro strap across the wrists and spells, “ABLOH” — a tribute to the visionary and tradition luminary.

For the blessed types who managed to get their fingers on this restricted launch of the Maybach by Virgil Abloh, they will be offered a custom-manufactured wood that contains a 1/18 scale replica of the correct automobile, two vehicle keys and a carabiner hook and a exclusive automobile go over bearing the Mercedes-Maybach and Virgil Abloh logos.

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Katherine T. Burrows

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