Late fashion designer, Virgil Abloh worked with Mercedes-Maybach for a unique concept in terms of pushing what design and luxury can do within an automobile canvas. Now another car from the Maybach stables culminates this cooperation in form of a limited-edition bespoke S-Class and capsule collection, inspired by Project Maybach. The Project Maybach is a radical design and some of those distinctive design attributes have made their way into the S-Class Maybach. Designed in partnership with Mercedes-Benz Group AG Chief Design Officer Gorden Wagener in 2021, the vehicle was finalized 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 OffWhite. It has been developed in connection to the Project MAYBACH electric show car and is exclusively available to buy on OffWhite, Farfetch, and Maybach Icons of Luxury online stores, as well as OffWhite stores in select markets.
The limited-edition Maybach by Virgil Abloh is a fully equipped Mercedes-Maybach S-Class S680 and features the same two-tone color 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. The interior also comes with an identical two-tone color scheme. The four-seat configuration, steering wheel, doors, lower dashboard, and ceiling are lined in black and sand-colored Nappa leather, complete with sand-colored décor trims and strips.
The high-pile floormats are black with a sand-colored leather border and embroidered Mercedes-Maybach logo. Even the window frames are painted, and a special Mercedes-Maybach and Virgil Abloh logo is inscribed on the piano black middle of the center console, rear cushions, head restraints, and door sill panel.
All customers will be given a special custom-made wooden box covered in sand-colored Nappa leather emblazoned with the Mercedes Maybach and Virgil Abloh logo. The gift box contains a 1/18 scale replica of the limited-edition car, the two-car keys, and a carabiner hook. In addition, a special car cover featuring the Mercedes Maybach and Virgil Abloh logo will be gifted to customers. The limited-edition S-Class is Abloh’s third cooperation project with Mercedes-Benz and the second with Mercedes–Maybach.