What happens when you go to the extremes twice over in one mud-chewing machine? That’s what Daimler has in mind with the new Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet.
Start out with the German maker’s most rugged off-roader, the fabled G-wagen, outfit it with a 630-horsepower V-12, and then load it up with the sort of exotic luxury features you’d expect to find in a more mundane Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman.
The open-top Landaulet becomes the fifth model in the reborn Maybach brand – not including the Vision 6 concept car unveiled last summer. Unfortunately for Americans, even if you’ve got deep enough pockets, you won’t be able to order one State-side. You’ll have to check with Mercedes to see what other country it’s going to be available in when the G650 rolls out later this year. (more…)