Mercedes-AMG has unveiled the mysterious car that was designed with rapper will.i.am. The one-off model takes the form of a coupe called will.i.AMG. We can’t build it, folks. It’s based on the GT four-door coupe and it borrows styling signals from the G-Class.
“I grew up in a ghetto. I grew up with hip-hop. I’ve seen the rap of legendary hip-hop artists about Mercedes-Benz, so owning it has always been a dream. For many kids in the city, owning a Mercedes is a symbol of progress Moving on from the struggle, “will.i.am explained “Now, I have reached my goal and pushed further up by restructuring and creating my own vision of an AMG model.”
From many angles, almost nothing suggests that will.i.AMG is even remotely related to the GT four-door coupe. It is an original coupe with two doors for beginners, and is characterized by a nearly G-Class-like front end with round headlights and a rectangular grille mounted on a boxy frame. Check out the symbol: This is a new take on the three-pointed star that will.i.am has created and is named “Bear Witness”. The One-Off has vented vents in both fenders, extra-long suicide doors and a panoramic roof panel. Pictures of the back end have not been released, but the shape of the lights and bumpers suggest that will.i.AMG is a lot like the GT out back.
We still don’t know what the inside looks like, but we do know that no major mechanical changes were made during construction.
“I didn’t touch the engine because AMG really makes the best engine,” said the rapper.
AMG noted that all activities in the vicinity of will.i.AMG will benefit the iam.angel Foundation, which provides scholarships and opportunities in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) education. And, the joint project is part of a mission called The Flip aimed at giving more students from disadvantaged communities access to Steam education. More precise details are few and far between, but the Beer Witness logo will appear on a line of limited-edition clothing and accessories that will be sold at the Mercedes-Benz Experience Center in Miami, Florida, and online. Proceeds from the sale of these products will be donated to the i.am.angel Foundation.
Mercedes-AMG reported Autoblog That it will purchase will.i.AMG from will.i.AMG “to support the general project objectives,” and that portion of the proceeds will be donated to the i.am.angel Foundation. What happens next on this coupe ride, your guess is as good as ours.