The Maybach Exelero is a high-performance unique sports car built in 2004. The 700 hp (522 kW) four-seater with a twin turboV12 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".