|Manufacturer||Maybach-Motorenbau GmbH (Daimler AG) / Stola|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2-door coupe|
|Related||Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren|
|Engine||V12 twin turbo|
|Length||245.3 in (6,230.6 mm) |
|Width||83.5 in (2,120.9 mm) |
|Height||54.2 in (1,376.7 mm) |
|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 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. 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.
Jay-Z featured the car in the music video for "Lost One".
- "Maybach Exelero". Retrieved 27 November 2011.
- "Rapper pays $8m for one-off Maybach". Top Gear
- "Maybach Exelero". Motorvision on YouTube
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