German engineering firm will make 100 Maybach coupes with the blessing of Daimler

A German engineering firm has revealed this £586,000 Maybach 57S-based Xenatec Coupe.

Previously only seen in a series of official sketches, the car has been created for “those who prefer to savour the Maybach experience from the driver's seat”.

See the official pics of the new Xenatec Coupe

The Xenatec Coupe, created with the blessing of Daimler, will be limited to 100 hand-built units. Its underpinnings are the same as the 57S, as is its twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre V12 engine, but substantial changes have been made to its bodywork, which has been redesigned and reengineered.

The doors have been modified to allow for easy access for rear passengers, while the front and rear screens have been steeply raked to provide the coupe profile “without compromising passenger comfort”. A full glass roof is optional.

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It features the front-end styling changes of the recently facelifted Maybach range, albeit with new front and rear bumpers and wings.

The car’s rear track has also been widened by 20mm; 20-inch alloys are standard, with 21-inch alloys being optional.

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5 October 2010

OMG! Ultimate coupe for those with more money than sense and even less taste!

5 October 2010

Please cover it up again ....

5 October 2010

[quote Autocar] the car has been created for “those who prefer to savour the Maybach experience from the driver's seat”.
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What is the "Maybach Experience" exactly - can someone please explain?

5 October 2010

Looking at this style-less, soul-less, disgusting piece of one-upmanship makes me think of only one thing, revolution. When the bankers steal our money and then tub our noses in their excess by parading themselves in such gross and artless statements of wealth it really makes me think it's time for change (real change, not Obama change). Don't get me wrong I love expensive cars but somehow like to feel that people who buy Rolls, Aston, Ferrari etc... do so with at least a little bit of thought towards the beauty, engineering integrity and soul of the machine. It's hard to argue that anybody buying this monstrosity is doing so for any reason other than it's more expensive and exclusive than an S-Class. Morally bankrupt I say (off with their heads...).

5 October 2010

It should be called the Zantac, it gives me indigestion just looking at it...


5 October 2010

......another Autocar typo.

Should read "Maybach coupe reviled"

5 October 2010

[quote jmd67]It's hard to argue that anybody buying this monstrosity is doing so for any reason other than it's more expensive and exclusive than an S-Class. Morally bankrupt I say (off with their heads...).[/quote]


While I believe what someone else earns is none of my, nor your, business, and therefore they are free to buy whatever they like, I fail to see, beyond exclusivity what this offers beyond the similarly specced, better looked CL65 AMG. Btw, the windowline seems to mimic the CL somewhat too.

I can barely wait for the Mansory version...

5 October 2010

This may be the most pointless car ever created.

5 October 2010

[quote Autocar]A German engineering firm has revealed this £586,000 Maybach 57S-based Xenatec Coupe.[/quote] I never imagined that it would be possible to produce a more pointless and ugly car than a Maybach saloon; but, woah, what do I know.......?


Enjoying a Fabia VRs - affordable performance

5 October 2010

I was in Namibia and saw them do the photo shoot for the saloon and beleived then that they should have let the sand blow over it and bury it in the dunes . Heh just imagine some archeologist barfing over such a monstrosity in 2000 years time . This is worse .

Hope fully they can do a photo shoot in a Siberian peat bog and leave it there with its fellow mammoths .

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