Carlex Design revealed the Mercedes G63 AMG Steampunk Limited Edition – a special edition based on the latest G63 AMG model. It will be limited to only 10 units and each unit will be completely different.
The G 63 Steampunk edition is a collection of vehicles that are true works of art, and have been created by artists, jewellers, and the best craftsmen. Each vehicle is one of a kind and is a precious collectable. We are living in the era of mass production and plastic, where handcraft seems to be falling into oblivion. Natural materials, such as wood, stone, and metals, are replaced with artificial ones. Hardly anyone remembers the time when craftsmen were also artists: jewellers used simple tools like etching needles or files instead of 3D printers or milling machines, and shoe makers spent weeks mastering a pair of shoes. The Victorian era and the technical revolution that echo in the works of Jules Verne, Herbert George Wells or Mark Twain, are a great inspiration and an escape into the world of dreams.
The G Steampunk edition is a perfect choice for collectors fascinated with the art of jewellery, hand-craft, and fantasy. The car that you see is one of 10 unique vehicles made on the basis of the latest G63 AMG model. Each of them shall bear a different relief on the roof, making it absolutely outstanding.
Contrary to the current trends, we have decided not to amend the exterior of the Mercedes G, especially that the car has got an impeccable and classic silhouette that has virtually remained unchanged for years. Our conversion is more about refining various parts of the car and creating bespoke elements like 22″ copper-coloured rims.
The most challenging part was the copper roof cover, crafted by copper processing experts, on which jewellers and designers engraved a gigantic relief with steampunk motifs. Thus, the key element is not discernible at the first sight. Discovering unique elements in this special vehicle is a great adventure, and, as it took 5,200 hours to create one G Steampunk vehicle, there is a lot to be discovered, especially inside.
The leitmotif of the interior is hand-ornamented criollo-hued leather that perfectly exposes the parts plated with copper or rose gold. The headliner features a huge embroidery with steampunk motifs, creating an original structure: the colour of the motif is the same as the Alcantara® on the headliner, and depending on the angle, it is subtle and impressive. The floor of the car has been made of American walnut wood, and each joint has been finished with leather. The headliner has also been decorated with a bespoke collector’s plaque.
The new owner of each G Steampunk vehicle will receive a leather-bound book ornamented with gold emblems, documenting the entire process of the vehicle transformation – a personal calligraphed register made by artists and craftsmen. A letter from the authors to the collector, marking the unique spirit of this limited edition.