The Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet Might be the Most Expensive Vehicle to Visit the African Safari

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The Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet Might be the Most Expensive Vehicle to Visit the African Safari

When the Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet was first unveiled a couple of weeks ago, our guess was that it would most probably be spotted out in urban surroundings first.

But to our surprise, the folks at Stuttgart released a promo video where the Landaulet is seen traversing the African plains, looking right at home among the Giraffes and Zebras.

Equipped with portal axles which provide ample ground clearance, the open-top all-terrain vehicle overcame some pretty rough obstacles in masterly fashion.

Complementing the off-road system is of course, the V12 biturbo engine which delivers a 630 hp and 1000 Nm of torque.

Inside, the rear seats are taken straight from the S-Class. And then, there is the electrically powered folding roof. There is also an electrically operated glass partition which separates the rear compartment from the driver's section. The best part is that the glass can be changed from transparent to opaque at the press of a button.

Limited to only 99 units, we are glad that the unit seen in the video didn’t go anywhere near animals known to have anger issues like lions, rhinos or elephants, as we would’ve ended up with one unit less. 



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