Maybach Exelero

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Maybach Exelero
Maybach-exelero-stuttgart.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Maybach-Motorenbau GmbH (Daimler AG)
Production 2005, 1 units
Body and chassis
Class Sports car
Body style 2-door coupe
Related Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
Powertrain
Engine V12 twin turbo
Dimensions
Length 245.3 in (6,230.6 mm) [1]
Width 83.5 in (2,120.9 mm) [1]
Height 54.2 in (1,376.7 mm) [1]
Curb weight 2,660 kg (5,864 lb)

The Maybach Exelero is a high-performance unique sports car. It's Maybach's most expensive car with the price of about $8 million. The 700 hp (522 kW) two-seater with a twin turbo V12 engine is a one-off design built on request for Fulda Tires. Mogul Arnaud Massartic was the owner until rapper Birdman bought it[2] Fulda is using this car as a reference vehicle to test a new generation of wide tires. The German luxury car manufacturer created the model as a modern interpretation of its legendary streamlined sportscar from the 1930s. There are various allusions to the historical predecessor, which was likewise based on a powerful Maybach automobile. In this case, the Maybach SW 38 was also used by Fulda for tire testing. [3] The car is also famous for being portrayed in one of the episodes of long-running German show; Cobra 11.

Jay-Z featured the car in the music video for "Lost One".

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Maybach Exelero". Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Fulda Maybach Exelero". Businessweek / Gizmag. June 6, 2006. Retrieved 19 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Top Speed: Birdman Becomes Proud Owner Of An $8 Million Maybach Exelero; Hasn’t Paid For It Yet". Retrieved 22 August 2012.