Meet the 621HP Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet
For the wealthy elite who want their Maybach with more power and much less roof.
Mercedes-Maybach unveiled their sleek S650 Cabriolet at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week. The limited-production model is seriously up on the power, considering its 6.0-liter V-12 twin-turbo engine has been tuned to crank out a robust 621-horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque. For some perspective, while the cabriolet’s hard-roofed brethren, the S600, features the same 6.0-liter V-12 biturbo, the sedan generates 100 less ponies.
Since the S650 may have a powerplant that approaches supercar territory, it’s fitting that it’ll be equally hard to obtain. A mere 300 models will be produced globally, with only 75 earmarked for the United States. Three themes are available to those 75 buyers, including Zircon Red paint with a porcelain and black interior, Cote d’Azur Blue paint matched with a porcelain and saddle brown interior and designoDiamond White paint coupled with a porcelain and Yacht Blue interior.
The four-seater Mercedes-Maybach S650 is based on the open-top S-Class, drawing plenty of design cues from the likes of the S-badged cabrios currently on offer from the Tri-Star manufacturer. Those include a dynamic silhouette with a soft-top, a sidewall dropping line which noses down towards the rear. The Maybach flourishes include a refreshed front fascia with a new bumper, an upgraded lower section and more chrome. Finishing the aesthetics off are 20-inch Maybach forged rims, a Maybach puddle logo emitted from the side mirrors, and plenty of Maybach logos affixed all over the interior and exterior.
There’s no word on performance numbers courtesy of that monstrous V-12, but it’ll hopefully be quick. All those luxurious touches sound like they’ve added plenty of weight, so fingers crossed the power-to-weight ratio is good. The ride should be buttery smooth, thanks to the AIRMATIC suspension with steplessly variable dampers. All of that sounds lovely, but it doesn’t look like there’s a champagne fridge in the backseat, meaning you’ll need to bring your own cooler to chill your bubbly. How gauche.
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