Who is Xenatec ? Well, if you’ve been around the tuning block, you’ve probably heard of this German coachbuilder who has been announcing plans for amazing cars for quite some time now.
After years of talking, Xenatech finally released their latest creation, the Maybach 57S Coupe. The German coachbuilder will be bringing their new prized vehicle to Geneva, but ironically enough, the launch won’t take place at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. Instead of joining the rest of the automotive world at the Palexpo Center, Xenatech will be pulling the covers off of the new 57S Coupe at a specially built pavilion in the gardens of “La Reserve” hotel on the banks of Lake Geneva.
Why they decided on doing this is a question that we don’t have an answer to. Whatever the case may be, these guys probably want all the attention for themselves, which isn’t a bad thing. At the very least, a lot of people attending the Geneva Motor Show should be buzzing about the $1 million-dollar luxury car that’s being launched across town.
Details on the Maybach 57S Coupe by Xenatec after the jump.
Exterior and Interior
The exterior package Xenatech gave the 57S Coupe includes new front and rear bumpers, a new air diffuser with integrated exhaust system, and the B-Pillar moved 20 cm to the back of the car, offering more room for the passengers. The car is also offered with a full glass roof, bespoke interior and armored body for full protection.
As for the car that will be on display at the “La Reserve” hotel on the banks of Lake Geneva, well, it’s a custom-built model that Xenatec designer Fredrik Burchhardt had built for himself. It’s going to come with a two-tone matte finish that was applied in several layers, all of which were done by hand.
The interior of this particular model will also come with some fancy luxury digs, including an upholstery that’s made from hand-stitched mid-brown buffalo hide that has been combined with dark nappa leather. The same nappa leather material can also be found on the headliner with the footwells coming with Alcantara lining.
The Maybach 57S is powered by a 6.0-liter V12 bi-turbo engine tuned to deliver an impressive 612 horsepower and 737 lb/ft of torque. This will help the coupe sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 5 seconds with a top speed of 171 mph and an average fuel consumption of 14.8 mpg.
As what was previously mentioned, the Xenatech Maybach 57 S Coupe will only be limited to 100 units with each model fetching an astronomical price tag of €675,000, or about $929,000 based on current exchange rates. And by the way, that price is well before taxes are added.
A luxury car that costs slightly under $1 million dollars is pretty rare to find. A lot of the cars that are sold in this stratosphere are mostly of the supercar variety and even that doesn’t feel like a close comparison. The closest we can think of in terms of million-dollar luxury cars is another Maybach model, the Landaulet , which actually has an even more ridiculous price tag of $1.35 million!
Not exactly our price range. Far from it, to be completely honest.
- Luxury redefined
- Awesome matte exterior finish
- Powerful engine
- $1 million price tag!
- Limited to only 100 units
- If you’re in the market for luxury cars, there are other options for 20% of the price