Maybach Exelero

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Maybach Exelero
Manufacturer Maybach-Motorenbau GmbH (Daimler AG) / Stola
Body and chassis
Class Sports car
Body style 2-door coupe
Related Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
Engine V12 twin turbo
Length 229.7 in (5,834.4 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, in which it is used in the ending chase of the episode "Freundschaft".

According to Top Gear, the vehicle was purchased by rapper Birdman in 2011 for US$8 million.[2] In January 2012, Motorvison profiled the car, which was then owned by Mechatronik and located in Germany, and reports previous rumors of sale to be unfounded.[3] [4]

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
  4. ^ "Mechatronik: Was wird aus dem Maybach Exelero?".  Motorvision