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This is the Maybach coupe, a £560,000 limited edition production by German based enginering specialist Xenatec.

The Bentley Brooklands and Roll-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe rival, which will ride on the same underpinnings and be powered by the same engine as the Maybach 57S, is planned to be built in a limited run of 100 cars at the company’s workshop in Weinsberg, Germany.

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The project has the blessing of Maybach parent company, Daimler, which has carefully followed the car’s development and will supply built up 57S chassis from its nearby Sindelfingen based manufacturing headquarters.

Depicted here in a series of official sketches issued by Xenatec, the Maybach coupe is set to receive a bespoke body that, while retaining its sedan sibling’s 5730mm length, has been widened considerably to 2180mm and lowered to around 1480mm.

Secrecy surrounds the originator of the new car’s design, although Daimler does not deny its in-house styling department, headed by Gorden Wagener, has had a hand in its contemporary appearance.

The recently reworked grille and front end styling of the facelifted Maybach 57S revealed at the recent Beijing motor show remains but the rakish new coupe boasts more heavily angled windscreen and a B-pillar that has been moved back by 200mm to accommodate longer doors. The C-pillar also extends further back to provide the coupe with a more sporting air.

Powered by the same twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre V12 engine as the Maybach 57S, the new coupe will pack a sturdy 612bhp and 737lb ft of torque. No performance claims have been made for the new car, though Xenatec hints the Maybach coupe won’t give anything away to its more formal saloon sibling, which is claimed to hit 62mph from standstill in 5.0sec and reach a top speed of 171mph.

Supporting the new car is returned air sprung suspension featuring wider tracks and 20-inch wheels aimed at providing it with a more sporting character than today’s Maybach models.

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MattDB 21 May 2010

Re: £560k Maybach coupe revealed

I feel a gansta rapper will feature one of these in a new video to be aired on MTV. Bring on bling!!

Joking aside, it's actually quite pleasing on the eye, and looks like a cross between the Maybach and a CL coupe (roofline looks like a cut and shut job.

WFC Holden 21 May 2010

Re: £560k Maybach coupe revealed

I cannot see that it really needs saying that the production run for a car costing £560,000 will be 'limited', and whilst this looks quite handsome it is astonishing to reflect - as with the new Bugatti saloon - just how high prices can climb for what is after all just another production car. Who would have imagined, upon the launch of the present Phantom, that it would be the bargain-basement choice in this particular market segment?

topgearnut 20 May 2010

Re: £560k Maybach coupe revealed

That has got to be the most ultimate luxo-coupé ever! Regardless of the exterior (which I think looks proper smart to be honest), the people who buy this care about nothing but the comfort and luxury inside. It looks a lot better than the saloon, and will probably have one of the most comfortable interiors ever fitted to a coupé! Really looking forward to the release of this...