There were 99 of them and now there is one. If you were planning to buy one, you failed to decide in time. Mercedes sold all the Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet models in a single month, the first from the vehicle’s showroom debut.
Presented in Geneva, this past February, the most luxurious high-ride beast out there captured the eyes of the extravagant rich who were planning on going on a safari in style. Based on the Mercedes-Benz G 500 4×4², the car inherited the portal axles, it is powered by a 6.0-liter V12 producing an exhilarating output of 630 HP and a maximum torque of 1.000 Nm.
The outrageously opulent and exotic cabriolet SUV stands at 450 mm from the ground, rolling on 22-inch light-alloy wheels, ready to tackle all terrain, still providing exclusive comfort to its precious passengers at the back. Because yes, the rear is where you want to be, as it provides individual seats with hot-stone massage and an infotainment display for each VIP occupant, both separated from the chauffeur by a partition wall. With a wheelbase stretched by 60 centimeters to 3,43, it provides unparalleled space to the passengers.
The 3.3-ton Landaulet SUV is the most expensive off-roader in the world, set to eclipse the Maserati Levante or the future Rolls-Royce Project Cullinan, none of them featuring a drop-top.
Who would buy such a mad drop-top SUV though? The question should be rephrased: who wouldn’t? Targeting the rich of the Middle East or South Africa with extravagant taste in cars, the Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet is the perfect safari ride. The 99 units were sold for $750.000 each, so all of them brought 74,250,000 to the bank account of the luxury brand.
What will the precious passengers or the bold driver feel in the drop-top SUV? Check it out right here: TEST Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet: 750,000 euro drop-top G-Class.