With the new G-Class (don’t you miss the ‘G-Wagen’ name?) nearly upon us and the festive season in full swing, it seems appropriate to take a look at this video.
It features the poshest of posh G-Wag… sorry, G-Classes, the Maybach G650 Landaulet. The last bit of the name is a largely forgotten term that refers to a limousine with a convertible rear section, in case you were wondering.
Packing a twin-turbocharged V12, a price was never officially revealed for the vehicle, but the final one did fetch $1.4 million at auction.
Despite the high value, Mercedes itself was happy to send one out for a little drifty fun in the snow. TV stars JP Kraemer and Matthias Malmedie (we gather they’re a little more known in Germany) were taken along for the ride. Closed captions are available with a very vague translation, if wanted…