Maybach Exelero

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Maybach Exelero
Manufacturer Maybach-Motorenbau GmbH (Daimler AG) / Stola
Production 1 unit
Body and chassis
Class Sports car
Body style 2-door coupe
Related Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
Engine V12 twin turbo
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 built in 2004. The 700 hp (522 kW) four-seater with a twin turbo V12 engine is a one-off design built by Maybach-Motorenbau GmbH, on request for Fulda Tires, the German division of Goodyear. 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. The car is famous for being portrayed in an episode of long-running German show Cobra 11.

According to Top Gear, the vehicle was purchased by Birdman in 2011 for US$8 million.[2] Birdman may not have completed the purchase or he resold. In January 2012, Motorvison profiled the car, which was then owned by Mechatronik and located in Germany.[3]

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


  1. ^ a b c "Maybach Exelero". Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Rapper pays $8m for one-off Maybach".  Top Gear
  3. ^ "Maybach Exelero".  Motorvision on YouTube