Until you understand that Mercedes likes to build wildly opulent vehicles that ...
Until you understand that Mercedes likes to build wildly opulent vehicles that cost the fortune for no other reason than the fact that it can, it’s the bit tough trying to grasp the concept of the Maybach G650 Landaulet.
It’s the rugged off-road vehicle complete with portal axles, yet it features the comfort of the limousine. Barring the landaulet top, it hardly looks different from the lifted G65 from the outside but will be even more expensive.
So what is the whole point of the G650 Landaulet if it has one at all outside of being the sendoff for the current Jurassic Period G-Class? According to the video below put out by Mercedes, the modified G Wagon is supposed to be used as the world’s only safari chariot.
Think about it, doors that shut like the bank vault do wonders to create the illusion of safety against lions. Meanwhile the open rear allows for easy viewing of the desert while the covered top appropriately keeps a driver from enjoying a same view.
Should have been born rich. Meanwhile, back seat occupants can recline in a sumptuous leather seats while the outside world does its work on the Maybach’s paint job.
What is refreshing, aside from the fact that now we know Mercedes is serious about the Maybach SUV (hopefully the Bentley Bentayga competitor is set to launch next), is the fact that we can actually see a G650 Landaulet getting dirty, something you can be sure to assume won’t be experienced by customer copies.
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