Mercedes-Maybach S 680
Exterior: Satin White
Engine: 6.0L V12
0-62 mph / 3.0 seconds
155 mph top speed
RS EDITION options added:
RS 22in Wheels Powder Coated White
RS 20mm Lowered Suspension Package
RS Illuminated Trunk lid Maybach Logo
RS Smoke Exterior Lighting Package
RS Nano-Ceramic Window Tint + Windshield
RS Two-Tone Gloss Tag Frame
RS Ceramic Paint Coating Protection
Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been around since 1972, but we can trace the series’ roots all the way down to 1954 via the W108, Fintail, and Ponton models. As such, the German limousine will celebrate its seventieth anniversary next year.
That probably means the current seventh iteration (W223) will get a lot of attention across the automotive world – and most likely, Mercedes will try to stock up interest with a special edition or two. Well, that’s all fine and dandy – but what if you don’t want to wait until then and you need to stand out in any crowd right here and now?
No worries, the aftermarket realm is always here to help – or at least point you in the right direction. For example, the good folks over at Atlanta, Georgia-based Road Show International, have yet another ‘subtle’ treat that may or may not cause fans to run amok crying – this time for their Mercedes-Benz S-Class, or more precisely for their Mercedes-Maybach S 680.
After stuff like an 809-horsepower Mercedes G 63 RS Edition clad in black and crimson, a Satin Gun Metal plus Hulk Green 1,150-horsepower Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk riding on 24 inchers, or a Ruby Star Porsche 911 GTS Targa packing some Nero contrasting elements, now it’s time to enter limousine mode with this Mercedes-Maybach S 680 that will probably make anyone feel like they’re in a winter wonderland all year long.
This is mainly because the flagship Maybach saloon is dressed in Satin White on the outside and also has a white colorway inside. There are some contrasting elements, such as the piano black from the inside and the glossy black elements from the outside. Still, this gorgeous thing is primarily white – even the 22-inch aftermarket wheels are powder-coated in white.
This big sedan looks planted and ready for anything thanks to other RS Edition elements like the 20-mm lowering suspension package, the illuminated trunk lid Maybach logo, the RS Smoke exterior lighting package, the two-tone gloss tag frame, or the RS nano-ceramic window tint (plus windshield). Naturally, the whole thing is also covered in ceramic paint coating protection to survive the little disasters in traffic.
As for performance, the company lists the 6.0-liter V12 – a survivor of a soon-to-be-bygone era – with 621 horsepower under the hood, which means the behemoth limousine is still capable of impressive three-second sprints to 60 mph (although the official details list 4.5s) and an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (250 kph). By the way, don’t ask about the costs – this example is already sold, and the aftermarket outlet just wanted to show us the mighty fine custom job they did for a happy customer.