There’s no shortage of vehicles that can handle the grueling demands of jungle safaris. Few of them are well-appointed enough to carry an extremely wealthy group going on vacation. For those times, you need a vehicle more along the lines of the Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet.
Like other G-Wagens, this thing is fitted with everything you’ll need to drive through the roughest off-road terrains. From portal axles that provide 1.5 feet of off-road clearance to a longer wheelbase to a four-wheel drive with front, center, and rear differential locks, this thing will deliver smooth rides through every expedition.
The Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet has a twin-turbo V12 under the hood, putting out 630 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque. As with all landaulets, it has a convertible rear section with a soft top, so you can shack up in the cabin for sheltered comfort or sit around back to have the air brushing through your face. That soft-top, by the way, can be electronically raised or lowered, so can the glass partition that separates the open rear from the driver’s compartment, so you can easily pass around snacks and supplies.
The cabin, of course, is well-appointed, so drivers can maneuver in comfort, while the rear takes advantage of the wheelbase by adding leg rests under the seats, so passengers can lie back and zone out. Other features include multi-contour seats with massage functions, thermal cup holders, folding tables, and 10-inch LCD displays for entertainment when nothing’s going on in the expedition.
No pricing yet, but only 99 Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulets will be made, so expect it to go on the pricier end of the scale.