I can’t let the month pass without mention of the latest product from those wacky folk from Mercedes’s Maybach brand. Officially this ‘Landaulet’ is a mere concept, though unofficially Mercedes staff admit that they’re going to make a few next year. Based on the long-wheelbase 62S platform, the semi-convertible Landaulet has white paint and white wheels with white leather, white carpets and a white rooflining for those in the back (the chauffeur’s area is all black). This is offset only by “inserts and decorative trim in glossy, black piano lacquer or exclusive black granite with numerous gold inclusions”. I expect the dealer in Dubai is already salivating.