Cars can be seen as a means to get from point A to point B. After having driven a Ferrari F430 with special exhaust and ceramic brakes recently, I realized that cars can be wonderful toys that make you feel alive. Of course, cars can also be a an object of beauty and luxury, and that’s what this post is about.
Just the other day, Mercedes Benz revealed their vision/concept car study Maybach 6 at Monterey Car Week in Pebble Beach, and it simply looks phenomenal. If this is the future of electric cars, I can’t wait for the death of the gasoline car.
I am grateful for Tesla and their industry role as an innovator who pushes traditional car manufacturers to come up with new solutions; at the same time, their flagship Tesla S leaves a lot to be desired. Of course, it is an electric car that works right here and now, with fantastic acceleration and looks, but once you sit inside of it, disappointment sets in. Yes, the big touch screen is nice and everything looks pretty good, but the haptics are terrible, the seats are uncomfortable, and everything appears to be cheap.
In terms of luxury interiors, they have a long way to go and even if I find the Mercedes interior to be rather futuristic, you’ve gotta love the champagne compartment in the back. 738 electric horsepower should deliver a lot of torque, accelerating this humongous car from 0 – 60 in under 4 seconds, although to me this car is not about the specs but about aesthetics and beauty.
What do you think?
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