The most extravagant, and likely most expensive, Maybach yet is the S650 Cabriolet, a two-door, four-seater launched today at the Los Angeles Auto Show and due on sale from next spring. If you want one, and have the circa quarter of a million to hand, then get a move on because they are limiting production to 300 for the world.
It was only a year ago that Mercedes whipped the covers off its S-class Cabrio, reprising the idea of the open-top four-seater limo personified in the 1960s by the wonderful, now hugely valuable, W112 series of cars like the 280 SE. The new Maybach takes the idea to its ultimate conclusion.
But if you are expecting something bespoke along the lines of the sensationally huge and retro-looking Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept shown at Monterey Auto Week in the summer (see more on that here) then you may be disappointed. Structurally this is – new front bumper and 20-inch forged wheels aside – every inch a Mercedes S-class Cabrio under the added chrome glitz.