The Ultimate Legacy Car

by BTM

Thu, 28 April 2022

The Ultimate Legacy Car

The late Virgil Abloh’s cooperation with Mercedes–Maybach culminates in the launch of a limited-edition bespoke S-Class and capsule collection, inspired by Project MAYBACH. 

On April 5, 2022, Mercedes–Maybach unveiled the final chapter of Project MAYBACH - its cooperation with trusted partner, the late polymath artist, architect, creative director, fashion designer and philanthropist, Virgil Abloh. Designed in 2021 in partnership with Mercedes-Benz Group AG Chief Design Officer, Gorden Wagener, the vehicle was finalised before Abloh’s untimely passing in November and is available in a strictly limited run of 150 units. The launch coincides with the release of a capsule collection designed by Virgil Abloh and in collaboration with Off-White™. It has been developed in connection to the Project MAYBACH electric showcar.

For over a century, Mercedes–Maybach has defined the boundaries of luxury experiences, and the limited-edition Maybach by Virgil Abloh, a fully equipped Mercedes-Maybach S-Class S680 (WLTP combined fuel consumption: 14.3-13.4 l/100 km | combined CO2 emissions: 326-304 g/km) continues this tradition. Created by Mercedes-Benz’ most specialised customisation and craftmanship team in the manufaktur in Sindelfingen – the vehicle exterior features the unique two-tone colour combination created for Project MAYBACH. While the upper part of the vehicle is lacquered in a glossy obsidian black, the lower part, side flanks and special forged rims are painted in a sand hue.