Writing a list of the top 6 biggest cars in the world would be very boring if we stuck to current production models – basically, think of a Rolls-Royce or Bentley and they’re it. In fact, the top seven of the biggest cars in the world are just that.
Rather than focusing on modern production cars (although we may just sneak one or two in), we’re going to look at the bigger picture – whether that’s older cars, something still in production, or something new that might arrive as a concept.
Of course, making a list of the biggest cars in the world isn’t as easy as it may sound at first point – what classifies it as big? Height? Length? Weight? Or just common perception?
For example, the Cadillac Escalade is known pretty much worldwide to be ‘gigantic’, but is it really that big? (To be fair, Caddy does use the phrase “make big feel small” in their marketing).
Strangely, car manufacturers have spent decades trying to do the opposite – making small feel big by giving the occupants just that little extra room without turning the vehicle into something lavish and excessive like the Maybach.
Which is a great starting point.
Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet
The Maybach Vision 6 was unveiled late 2017 in California, a perfect setting for the all-electric, super cool concept. There aren’t any actual size specifications due to the fact it’s a concept and Mercedes-Maybach are adamant it’s not going into production any time soon, but it’s definitely a contender for a slot in the world’s biggest cars.
The one big (literally) measurement to take away – it’s just short of 20 feet in length. Or in other words, around the same as the extended wheelbase version of the Rolls-Royce Phantom (239”). And it seats just two people.
Mercedes-Maybach made the Vision 6 soft top as a ‘vision of the future vehicles it could be producing in the year 2035 and beyond’, meaning that there’s no pricing and no chance of buying one – it really is a one-off.
The lumpy bit under the hood is an all-electric motor that will deliver around 750 horsepower, have a 0 – 60 mph time of under four seconds, and a range of 200 miles. Maybach also says that thanks to their new ‘super’ charger system, you’ll be able to charge it enough for a 60 mile trip in just 5 minutes.
Frankly, given that it’s a concept, none of the tech works and the powertrain isn’t actually a production-ready model which means they can say anything they want about the capabilities; it will fly to the moon and back on one ten-minute charge. Really? Really.
Unlike a number of concept vehicles, the Vision 6 Cabriolet has had some serious time and money put into it – the floor is wooden and inlaid with an aluminum trim, the fabric top has been interwoven with gold threads, and the rear of the car is designed to remind you of a luxury yacht.
As for the rest of the styling – an extended hood announces its presence way before it should. It’s a beautifully designed affair that opens up either side, a little like the cars of yesteryear – there’ll certainly be no clearance issues here.
Despite being gargantuan, the Maybach would have to be one of the better-looking ‘options’ when it comes to the biggest cars in the world.