Just like the Project Kahn’s Rolls-Royce from yesterday, sometime people just aren’t satisfied with having one of only a handful of cars made. In this case Fab Design will take one of the around 1000 Maybachs made per year, and for an extra $200,000, will turn it into something that won’t get lost in yacht club parking lot (for better or worse).
Some of the most potent and posh cars in the world can be found in areas of great wealth like the Middle East and the Mediterranean. Unfortunately, no amount of money can buy taste. Case in point is the FAB Design Maybach 57 that was spotted outside a hotel in Monaco.
The Maybach 57 as it comes from the factory is not a super car; it is an ultra high class limousine whose main purpose is to escort privileged individuals in comfort and style. FAB Design did not get that memo, so they decided to add lots of air vents and bulging bodywork to upgrade the car’s sporty appearance. Unfortunately they ended up with a very expensive, very tacky and very blue people mover. The only thing that could make this car any worse would be the addition of carbon fiber wing perched on the trunk.
Sometimes a Maybach with a base price of $343,250 is just not exclusive enough. For those ultra-elite who only can breathe the rarefied air, Maybach is raising them to Zeppelin level.
Mercedes is bringing the 2010 Maybach Zeppelin to Geneva Motor Show in March. Maybach first used the Zeppelin name in the 1930s, when dirigible’s name symbolized modern luxury. Now the name’s resurrection will be used to get more in touch with old-world elegance. From the outside, the luxury brand’s new top-of-the-range model can be recognised by its two-tone special paint finish - a mix of “Rocky Mountains” light brown and “Taiga” black, but customers can choose whatever they want. Other features include unique 20-inch wheels, special “California” beige leather upholstery, and a set of silver champagne flutes.
The 6.0-liter biturbo V12 has also been upgraded 28 hp to now make 640 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque. All this extra luxury does of course come at a price: €406,000 for the Maybach 57 Zeppelin and €473,200 for the Maybach 62 Zeppelin. At today’s rates, that’s about $524,000 and $610,000 respectively. While the price alone will ensure exclusivity, Mercedes says the Zeppelin edition will be limited to 100 units.
Press release after the jump.
If you always wanted a Maybach 62 but were repelled by the sedan’s sorely inadequate seating capacity, then the Maybach 72 might just be what you are looking for. The owner has stretched the luxury sedan to accomodate an additional two seats giving the Maybach the appearance of a stretch-limousine. Talk about third row seating.
Hopefully the downturn in the economy hasen’t forced you to fire your chauffeur because a back-seat only convertible Maybach 62 Landaulet is now up for sale.
When it was new last fall, the Maybach Landaulet carried a price tag of €900,000 (or $1.35 million at the time). Now this exclusive open-top luxury saloon is for sale on eBay as a used car for $2,200,000. Who knew adding 95 miles to the odometer could make a car gain almost $1 million in value.
So sell a small country or ask daddy for next month’s allowance in advance. Just remember, while you bask in the glow of the January sun, make sure Jeeves doesn’t have too much fun with the Landaulet’s 612 hp V12 engine.
I have to admit that ever since I saw the Exelero Concept my biggest dream was to get behind its wheel. But, I have to remain realistic; its just a dream! But, for a very lucky person, and a very rich one too, this dream might become reality. A Maybach Excelero Concept is for sale, for "only" 5 million euro (almost $8 million). A bargain for a car like this, no?
The car was built by Stola company on order of Fulda Company. It has a power of 700 hp, makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 4,4 seconds and hits a top speed of 280 mph (Veyron who?).
Gallery Maybach Exelero
The 2009 Landaulet was first launched as a concept version last year at the Dubai auto show, and earlier this year Maybach announced the production version. The convertiblelike four-door Landaulet will go on sale in USA starting December at a price of $1.35 million!
"The Landaulet is for a superrich individual who wants something that is extremely extraordinary and enjoys being driven in a car with acres of sky above them," Hans-Dieter Multhaupt, vice president of program management for Maybach said.
The Landaulet is designed as a chauffeur-driven limousine. The soft partial convertible top above rear-seat passengers opens from the B-pillar back so passengers in the rear seat can be seen and enjoy the sunshine.
The Maybach’s rear doors and side windows remain intact. The driver’s compartment is covered by a nonremovable hard top. Multhaupt said many of the Maybach Landaulets "will be fitted with a glass panel that separates the driver and the passenger, like the cars of the past."
Gallery 2008 Maybach 62S Landaulet
Have you ever asked yourself what do Russians have and we don’t? Well, according to the latest photos available on the internet it looks like Russian do know how to travel and when they do it, they must use only in luxury cars.
In some recent photos we could see that Russians don’t have the ordinary yellow cabs we are used to see everywhere. Who has the money and can afford it, can choose to travel with a Maybach 62 or the powerful Techart Magnum , based on the Cayenne Turbo. Unfortunately we couldn’t find out what is the rate for a trip with one of the two cabs but for sure this is not for ordinary people.
Due to the high number of millionares in Russia it wouldn’t be a surprise to see in the future some cabs based on sport cars like Porsche, Ferrari or the luxurious Aston Martin, cars that could take you where you need but faster than ordinary cabs.