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Mercedes-Maybach just unveiled a stunning convertible concept car to rival Tesla

Benjamin Zhang
Mercedes Maybach Vision 6 cabriolet

On Friday, Mercedes-Maybach unveiled its new Vision 6 Cabriolet concept at the 2017 Monterey Car Week in Monterey, California.

The stunning drop top is the ultimate embodiment of the Mercedes' Sensual Purity design philosophy. The concept melds classic automotive design element with a sleek futuristic aesthetic.

"The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet takes modern luxury into the realms of the ultimate in luxury and is the perfect embodiment of our design strategy. Breathtaking proportions combined with a luxurious "haute couture" interior help to create the ultimate experience," Gorden Wagener, Daimler AG chief design officer, said in a statement.

The all-electric drop top continues Mercedes' push towards alternative propulsion. The Maybach was introduced shortly after the company's AMG division unveiled its new hypercar's 1,000 horsepower Formula One-derived hybrid drivetrain.

Here's a closer look at the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet.

The Vision 6 Cabriolet is the successor to the Vision 6 Coupe that was unveiled last year in Monterey.

With its long hood, the Vision evokes imagery of the splendid luxury cabriolets of the 30s, 40s, and 50s.

The boat tail harkens back to the looks of classic luxury yachts.

The flowing contours of the cabin is designed to feel smooth and open like a 360-degree luxury lounge.

Inside, the Maybach is covered in white Nappa leather with interwoven gold thread.

Powering the Vision Cabriolet is a 750 horsepower electric motor.

Maybach envisions a 0-100 time of less than four seconds and an electronically governed top speed of 250km/h.

There's maximum range of 320km on a single charge.

So what's underneath that long hood if there's no engine? Custom luggage.