Whenever I hear news about the Maybach, shivers run down my back. A while ago, Mercedes quietly announced that the Maybach brand has officially been discontinued so any news regarding the luxurious four-door limousine makes me hope for a comeback.
This time, the German coachbuilder Xenatec is the one who wants to keep the Maybach brand alive with it’s new 57S Coupe model. Even though the company has filed for bankruptcy about a year ago, the project looks interresting.
One of the Mybachs that were turned into a coupe has received a special treatment from Office-K. On the exterior, the ride has been fitted with a set of Forgiato alloy rims, new LED lights and a high-density discharge lamp conversion.
The interior looks smashing… The seats have been fitted with red and white leather and the center console, backseat armrest and laptop tray have been made out of carbon fiber.
Under the bonnet we find the same AMG twin-turbo V12 6.0-liter engine that outputs around 612 Hp – 456 kW 1000 Nm of torque. The (kinda-light) sporty Maybach sprints from 0 to 100 km/h 5 seconds and it can even reach a top speed of 275 km/h.
Xenatec has plans to build 100 units of the Maybach 57s coupe and with some help from Office-k, they might even make this objective reality. However, the price tag on these babies starts at $892,455.
Well, I guess this is the reason why Daimler AG hasn’t said anything anymore about the Maybach lately. Officials quietly decided to put an end to Maybach’s misery starting from November 2011. I don’t know if it can be put under the category labeled “colossal failure” but I haven’t seen a notable improvement in the design or tech.
The bubble burst a few days ago when Mercedes officially confirmed that all Maybach models will be discontinued for the 2013 model year. They were so quiet about it that the only thing they did was to write down “Discontinued” next to all five models in the price list. I can’t yet figure out their strategy, mainly because the Maybach was a good car. It wasn’t crazy ugly n’or crazy beautiful and maybe that was its main problem. Mercedes had hoped to rejuvenate Maybach but things didn’t turn out so well after a rejected partnership with Aston Martin.
Mercedes even came up with a$100,000 rebate on their lineup to clear excess inventory so if you ever wanted to buy a Maybach, here’s your chance.
ArmorTech is a Russian company specialized in bullet proofing cars but they also do more than that when they get their hands on a vehicle. Like that… ArmorTech has released an upgrade package for the Maybach 57S Coupe which features several styling and performance enhancements.
Their Maybach 57S Coupe comes with a new front fascia with LED daytime running lights and additional air intakes, a completely new roof, a new rear bumper with two large exhaust pipes and an integrated diffuser and.. they even moved the pillars back by 20 cm.
The ArmorTech Maybach 57S Coupe sits on stylish 20″ wheels but customers could also get bigger 21″ wheels if that’s not enough for them. The car now measures 5,728 mm in length, 1,980 mm in width and has a wheelbase of 3,390 mm. Even the front seats of the car have been modified to offer better access to the rear seats.
Under the hood, this modified Maybach comes with a 6.0L V12 engine that is able to produce 630 HP between 4,800 rpm and 5,100 rpm. This is just enough to take this coupe limo to a top speed of 275 km/h.
The ArmorTech Maybach 57S Coupe will be produced in a limited run of just 100 units and every car will be priced at 650,000 Euros.
[Source: ArmorTech via ZerCustoms]
The Maybach Zeppelin was premiered at the Geneva Motor Show in March this year and today, the guys from Maybach, decided to release new images of this special edition car. The Zeppelin is based on the Maybach 57 S and 62 S and comes equipped by a 6.0L V12 biturbo engine that develops 640 HP and 1,000 Nm of torque, 28 HP more than the stock versions.
This special edition Maybach received a couple of upgrades that make it unique such as a set of 20″ wheels finished in chrome, new dark red tail lights, streamlined exterior mirrors and a custom two-tone paint finish. The “Maybach Zeppelin” lettering was inserted on the grille emblem and some silver champaign flutes also contribute to the car’s unique look.
Maybach announced that they are going to build only 100 units of their Zeppelin and customers could get one of these special edition cars for €406,000 for the 57 S Zeppelin and €473,200 for the 62 S Zeppelin.