Mercedes-Benz has once again tapped multi-hyphenate Virgil Abloh for another partnership, this time taking on the Mercedes-Maybach.

For their second chapter, Abloh has worked together with Mercedes-Benz Chief Design Officer Gorden Wagener to create the new car, which is set to be an electric show car that will be unveiled at Art Basel Miami Beach.

Virgil Abloh is back to write a second chapter into the storied history of Mercedes-Benz – this time with Mercedes-Maybach. The polymath artist, architect, creative director and fashion designer will collaborate with Mercedes-Benz Chief Design Officer, Gorden Wagener to create an electric show car, which will be unveiled on 1 December 2021 coinciding with Art Basel Miami Beach. Unlike anything previously seen from Mercedes-Benz, the show car exemplifies the possibility of design that is untethered by existing blueprints, or production specifications.

“Unlike anything previously seen from Mercedes-Benz, the show car exemplifies the possibility of design that is untethered by existing blueprints, or production specifications,” Mercedes explains and adds that the partnership coincides with the 100-year anniversary of the Maybach. Karl Maybach and his father Wilhelm debuted the first Maybach W 3, and created one of the most recognizable and exclusive brands of today.

“The Maybach legacy celebrates exploration, pushing creativity to new places, living outside of the status quo. In this next phase we’re embracing these ideals and bringing the Mercedes-Maybach heritage into the future, inviting the next generation to join in revering this icon,” Virgil Abloh explains