In Brief

For the new concept vehicle, designers created contrasting ideas of 'hot and cool'

The annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California is a prestigious event for car collectors. It has grown to include multiple shows, auctions and track driving events. Auto manufacturers in recent years have latched on to the event to showcase their new luxury concepts and vehicles in front of the discerning attendees. For 2016, Mercedes unveiled an extreme luxury coupe concept that is both glorious and ridiculous (basically what every concept car should be).

The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 is 2+2 coupe that ‘reinterprets classic, emotional design principles in an extreme way, following the Mercedes design philosophy of sensual purity.’ There’s no joke about the extreme part. The MM6 is over 18′ long which compares to the length of nearly three Smart cars parked end to end or the length of a small Fedex truck.

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