The Vision Mercedes Maybach 6 Is The World’s Most Expensive Remote Control Car

The 6-meter long Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 might just be the world’s longest, and most expensive, remote control car.

The humongous study looks imposing in the flesh, similar to most pre-war luxury cars. With its elongated bonnet it kind of emanates a “get out of my way” vibe, just like the Duesenbergs, Cords, Packards, V16 Cadillacs, and V12 Lincolns of old days.

Reminiscent of those old money vehicles, the Mercedes-Maybach concept appeals with its attention to detail and status. However, although its hood stretches for miles, it only houses a couple of travel bags, and a picnic set – making the concept’s entire existence an extravagant exercise of opulence.

A theory supported by the fact it’s remote controlled, meaning it won’t overcome its show-car status anytime soon (unlike the previous Maybach super-coupe, used for high-speed testing).

Mercedes says the concept is powered by four permanent magnet synchronous electric motors (each driving a single wheel) that develop around 750 hp.

On paper, the vehicle’s state-of-the-art interior, described as a “360° lounge” with an active windscreen, is a fantastic piece of engineering, but Mercedes has yet to showcase its innovative functions.

As in-glamorous as it sounds, because they’re often impractical or unprofitable projects, many concept cars aren’t fully drivable; car makers often manufacture nonfunctional rolling design studies just to provoke a reaction, and it’s possible the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 is one of them.

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  • Mind Controlled Mercedes Benz

    Love the third brake light; the hand controller is rubbish for such an expensive automobile; the Cadillac Sixteen had and still has as much presence although it was presented in 2003.

    • Kash

      Using the controller is easier than trying to keep the interior clean and helps prevent damage to the most likely untreated leather like the Prologue coupe concept had (some journalists were allowed to drive the Audi Prologue concept but had to wear full body jumpsuits to protect the leather/seats) from people getting in, driving it, getting out, etc. It’s also easier when maneuvering through these show grounds than having someone inside driving and someone outside guiding, reduces the risk of someone misreading a hand signal or overestimating how much room they have, and you get rid of every blind spot. Why not have one person do both jobs? The controller makes that possible and is actually a very smart move. This is a car that’s 6 meters long afterall.

      • europeon

        Yeah, but in this case I don’t think think the car has a functional interior (if any at all).

        • Bash

          same thought came cross my mind ..

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