Mercedes-AMG has once again teamed up with skateboarding brand Palace to create four new ‘Art Cars’.
The German performance car manufacturer had previously worked with Palace before, where the brands collaborated for last year’s Nurburgring 24-hour race.
However, the relationship has been rekindled to create four newly designed versions of Mercedes-AMG’s cars. Focused on road cars, this collaboration has seen designs take influence from cities where Palace has its flagship stores – London, Los Angeles, New York and Tokyo.
The first Art Car is based on the Mercedes-AMG A45 S. Called ‘Tiger London’ the design sees a large tiger’s head design applied to the bonnet, with AMG logos added on the sides. The bright colour scheme pays tribute to the UK’s custom car scene of the 1960s, 70s and 80s, according to Palace.
An AMG SL 63, meanwhile, has been used for the ‘Sunset LA’ model, while an AMG GT 63 was used for the ‘Neon Fade New York’ car, which transitions from black to neon yellow. This is said to show ‘the two sides of the megacity on the Hudson River’.
Finally, there’s the AMG G 63 ‘Space Horse Tokyo’ which depicts a horse galloping through space. This references the fantasy culture which is so popular in Japan. Each of these cars has a seven-layer fade paint with a colour-changing effect, while AMG and Palace logos have been applied across the cars. Inside, there are Palace-inspired interiors, with unique colours and individually designed components such as the floor mats and headrests.