Fit for royalty - Mercedes-Benz and Palace Skateboards collab to create four epic cars

MercXPalace A45 S AMG
MercXPalace A45 S AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz's AMG division is working with Palace Skateboards to create a legacy statement.
  • The collaborators' latest capsule collection has sparked the introduction of four unique Art Cars.
  • Merc will sell none of these cars, but you can buy limited edition MercedesXPalace clothing.
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If you're into fashionable capsule collections and hype culture, you'll no doubt already know that Mercedes-Benz and Palace Skateboards have already collaborated. However, the companies have now collided to create unique, one-of-a-kind cars. Four Mercedes-AMG models have been transformed into Art Cars to mark the arrival of a new collection of clothing and accessories. Mercedes-AMG and Palace Skateboards created these four cars: the A 45 S, the GT 63 4MATIC+, the SL 63 4MATIC+ and the G 63.

MercXPalace Art Car range for 2022
MercXPalace Art Car range for 2022.
MercXPalace Art Car range for 2022
MercXPalace Art Car range for 2022

A unique approach to each model

With the design of the four Art Cars, Palace Skateboards founder Lev Tanju and his design team pay homage to the four metropolises of London, Los Angeles, New York and Tokyo, giving each automobile its very own flair. Each car pays tribute to the specific city's unique features with its title and various artistic details.

The Mercedes-AMG A 45 S PALACE Edition "Tiger London" offers bold, multicolour paintwork, and the head of a white tiger on the bonnet and the AMG emblem on the sides of the car that pay homage to the vibrant and diverse custom car scene in the UK in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

MercXPalace A45 S AMG
MercXPalace A45 S AMG
MercXPalace A45 S AMG
MercXPalace A45 S AMG with custom interior.

The Mercedes-AMG SL 63 4MATIC+ PALACE Edition "Sunset LA" offers paintwork that shimmers between bright yellow and deep red. The 2+2-seater roadster represents the perpetual Californian summer, they say.

MercXPalace SL63 AMG
MercXPalace SL63 AMG

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Meanwhile, the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 4MATIC+ PALACE Edition "Neon Fade New York" boasts a colour scheme that transitions from black to neon yellow. It's said to represent the two sides of the megacity on the Hudson River. "The city that never sleeps" delivers a fascinating contrast between the rough pavements of some areas and the bright lights of directly neighbouring districts, according to Tanju.

MercXPalace GT63 S AMG
MercXPalace GT63 S AMG

Finally, the Mercedes-AMG G 63 PALACE Edition "Space Horse Tokyo" shows a horse galloping through space on the vehicle's flank, paying tribute to the popular fantasy culture in Japan. We think this one's a little bit too "My Little Pony" for our taste, but we'll forgive it thanks to the thundering V8 living under that hood.

MercXPalace G63 AMG
MercXPalace G63 AMG

You can't have them, but you can buy the clothes

Mercedes-Benz has no plan to offer these vehicle liveries as an option for customers, and we don't blame them because the production process is rather intense. The cars all sport a seven-layer fade paint finish with a colour-changing effect. Other features common to them are the AMG emblems and Palace logos, strategically placed throughout the entire body.

The interiors are also characterised by the visually striking aesthetic that distinguishes Palace clothing. Numerous details contribute to this: the exclusive unique colours for the seat upholstery and the door centre panels, individually designed floor mats, head restraints and handrest with embossed logo, and LED door projectors that display the collaboration logo on the ground when the door is opened.

MercXPalace clothing can be bought online
MercXPalace clothing can be bought online via the Palace Skateboards shop while stocks last.

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These one-of-a-kind models were painted and customised at the AMG Performance Studio in Affalterbach, but the SL 63 was built as a unique body at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen. The components required for the extraordinary paint job in Affalterbach were transferred out of the line and then reintroduced into the just-in-sequence production process.

While these stunning cars will live forever as art pieces, you can live the collaboration by copping some MercedesXPalace gear via the Palace Skateboards website. If you can't find what you're looking for there, you might want to check out reseller websites such as StockX, but be prepared to fork our "Supreme" bucks.

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