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Carlsson Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet “Diospyros” Is Pistachio Green

Mercedes just unveiled an ultra-exclusive Maybach S-Class Cabriolet. And it seems the styling is already being imitated by the German tuner Carlsson with its roofless flagship.
 Carlsson Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet “Diospyros” Is Pistachio Green 26 photos
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The name of the project is Diospyros, derived from the Latin scientific name of the West African ebony. The wood of this tree is said to be the blackest of all timber products and has been in high demand since ancient Egyptian times.

Honestly, I've always hated Carlsson's tuning projects until now. But the Diospyros is in a class of its own, with a timeless cabin that should look good next century and unique exterior appeal as well.

Dark wood is used on some trim pieces throughout the cabin. But the real surprise is the added decking for the convertible roof mechanism. Who says only Rolls-Royce makes land yachts?

The wood is then accompanied by Vintage Cognac subtle leather and light cream accents. The contrast between the colors is there but doesn't overpower the initial design. Best of all, there's no carbon fiber, because using lightweight materials as trim on a 2-ton convertible is insulting.

That being said, it might take people some time to notice the wood and leather, since the paint is eye catching. What we perceive as pistachio green pastel is called Carlsson Heritage Green by the customizer. Much of the trim has also been painted in gloss black, which is probably the only non-retro feature of the car.

We should also mention that the wheels are quite similar to the Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet project, but only because both have vintage flavor. Some people might not like them, but there are enough S-Class projects that look like they came from Tokyo Drift.

Carlsson says that completing such a car can cost anywhere between €214,000 and €336,000. That's nowhere near as much money as the S650 with the Maybach badge. It should be noted that they also offer a power pack that boosts the S500/550's V8 engine to 550 horsepower and 800 Nm (890 lb-ft) of torque.

 
 
 
 
 

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