Few names in the luxurious automotive industry carry as much gravitas as Maybach. The brand dates back to 1909, which makes it older than Bentley, and nearly as old as Rolls-Royce. Its sporadic production has only added to Maybach’s aura, which is currently part of the Daimler AG multinational automotive corporation.
The brand that is synonymous with opulence and sophisticated luxury is expected to reach another level with the launching of the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 SUV and the all-new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class.
Maybach’s SUV Is Beyond Sumptuous
The Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 is the brand’s first-ever Sport Utility Vehicle. The automobile has a handsome-but-flashy exterior and an ultra-elegant interior, which leaves no question about the craftsmanship behind it. It features a twin-turbocharged V-8 engine with 558 horsepower that can get from zero to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds. The motor is assisted by a 48-volt hybrid system which gives an extra shove right from the start. The vehicle offers a silky-smooth ride to its passengers because of second-to-none air suspension.
Unlike the standard Mercedes-Benz S 580 4Matic, the 2021 Maybach S-Class features wider rear doors and a seven-inch longer wheelbase that increases the comfort levels of the automobile. The executive chairs in the back are upholstered with the finest leather and feature a calf rest massage function and neck and shoulder heating.
New Hood, Traditional Grill, and Mesmerizing Paintwork
On the exterior, the S-Class is equipped with a unique hood with a chromed fin and the signature vertical chrome pinstriped Maybach radiator grill. The two-tone hand-applied paintwork adds to the vehicle’s appeal and gives it a chic appearance that will certainly turn countless heads.
Both cars reflect perfectly the spirit and values of Mercedes-Benz and Maybach, and are expected to be a huge success among automotive aficionados. Maybe 2021 is the year that will allow the brand to topple its competitors.
Lando Norris made his country proud when he broke a record on Formula 1’s return to the track in July. The British driver made an impressive run for the podium, and in doing so, managed to break a record held by the legendary Lewis Hamilton.
Kicking Things Off in Style
Formula 1 kicked off its 2020 season with a bang thanks to an exciting race in Austria. We are just one race in, and there is already a new British record as Lando Norris became the youngest Brit to secure a podium finish at 24 years old. He beat Lewis Hamilton’s record, setting up what appears to be an exciting future for the young driver.
Fighting for the Podium
Things weren’t easy for Norris to make it onto the podium, and he had to drive his car to its limits. Norris entered the hunt for a podium place late in the race when it was clear that Hamilton was getting a five-second penalty. The penalty would be awarded at the end of the race, so the chasing pack knew they needed to be within five seconds to leapfrog Hamilton. That’s when Norris put the pedal to the metal, earning the fastest lap of the race and securing his podium spot by just 0.2 seconds.
Norris acknowledged a podium place was better than McLaren had expected. McLaren has been a struggling team for many years, but the team knew it had a fast car for the beginning of the 2020 F1 season. Norris said it was an unexpected bonus to finish on the podium, but he’d gladly take it.
This is just the beginning for Norris and McLaren as the driver and team look to make an impact at the championship end of the standings. McLaren might have been down and out for years, but it seems like the iconic racing team has found its groove once more.