In a tribute to Moncler’s shiny ribbed puffer jackets, a convertible version of the G-Class has been given huge shiny tyres and a soft top in the same look as the fashion house clothes, according to the manufacturer.
Besides looking like a designer handbag on wheels, the “Project Mondo G” design is full of peculiar contrasts, and while the paint on the G-Class is matt, the buffer decals shimmer and sparkle brightly in the headlights.
The soft, wavy shapes of these elements also stand in stark contrast to the clear, angular design of the G-Class, says Mercedes design chief Gorden Wagener, praising this contradiction as particularly inspiring.
Officially, the project is only about exploring new ideas, but Sales Director Britta Seeger is already hinting that there could be more to come soon.
And a look at recent automotive history supports this assumption: About 10 years ago, Daimler’s Smart designers initiated a very similar project with the US artist Jeremy Scott – and then actually produced a limited series of the small car with the fashion designer’s famous angel wings.