It’s called the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet, and it’s Mercedes-Benz’s latest take on what a luxury convertible of the future might well shape up to be. The two-seater study was showcased at the Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach, California.

The automaker says that the electric vehicle is a nod to the glorious “automotive haute couture” of hand-finished, exclusive cabriolets. It’s not a flake of a car, at nearly six metres long, and the generous proportions are reminscent of classic Art Deco design, with a long bonnet and plenty of puristic, flowing lines.

The rear is especially spectacular, shaped in the vein of a boat tail of a luxury yacht. Helping to lend further allure is a dark blue exterior called Nautical Blue Metallic and newly-designed 24-inch light-alloy wheels, which feature a centre lock finished in rose gold, a shade found on all electric vehicle studies from the automaker.

The interior, meanwhile, has been conceptualised to merge the exterior and interior, with a 360° open-air luxury lounge experience being offered. The cabin is suitably dressed with lavish, quilted crystal white nappa leather,

That on the seats and centre console are fashioned in a traditional technique, with the leather put into folds in a diamond pattern and secured to the frame with buttons, in Chesterfield furniture style. The novelty is that each individual button of the quilting depicts a delicate Mercedes star, backlit in blue.

Elsewhere, open-pore wood flooring, complete with inlaid aluminium, shows up the yachting overtones again, and rose gold makes its way on to trim elements. The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet’s custom-made fabric top also features rose gold, in the interwoven tread stitch on the unit.

The drive system on the EV study is made up of four compact permanent magnet synchronous electric motors. System output is rated at 750 hp (550 kW), and performance figures include a 0-100 km/h time of under four seconds and an electronically-governed 250 km/h top speed.

A shallow underfloor battery allows the car a range of over 500 km, according to a NEDC cycle, and there’s a quick-charge function for the car – the system allows a charging capacity of up to 350 kW with DC charging based on the CCS standard, and the automaker says that enough power can be charged in just five minutes to achieve an additional range of around 100 km.