• Jul 6, 2008
Click above for a high-res gallery of the Maybach Exelero

Big-bucks enthusiasts annoyed that they're not the only ones at the club with a Veyron can now ensure that they arrive in total exclusivity. That's because the one-off Maybach Exelero, commissioned by Fulda to act as a high-profile demonstrator for its tire line of the same name, is now for sale. The Exelero isn't some delicate flower of a show car. Based on the Maybach 57 and powered by a 700-horsepower version of that car's turbocharged V12, the Exelero reached 218 mph at Nardo. In many ways, Exelero represents what Maybach could have and should have been -- a place where daring styling and incredible performance could merge with extreme luxury to compete with Rolls-Royce and Bentley. Instead, while the marque's sedans clearly get the luxury part of the equation right, in terms of styling, they basically work in anonymity, looking like peculiar old S-Class sedans. There's nothing anonymous about the Exelero, though, and for €5,000,000 (around $7.8 million USD), you can drive the sybaritic supercar that Daimler should have given Maybach all along.


[Anamera via eGMCarTech]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      You know... it reminds me of the 6000SUX.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Even as much as this thing costs, I bet they will sell it in like 2 days or something. Off to the middle east it will go.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I have no issue with car makers trying to cover all ends of the vehicle spectrum; ultra-small & cheap to ultra-fast & expensive. I can understand why a Ferrari can cost $200K once you factor in R/D and manufacturing. However, is it really possible that most of this vehicle's $7.8 million dollar price is covering basic expenses? It just seems that if the Italians can sell supercars for $300K and Bugatti can do it for $1.8 million; what does the extra $7 million get you? I want to see what percent of the price is pure profit.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yes, but there is only one of these. Those other brands sell many more than one.

        Plus supply and demand!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I consider this to be a "tell" that another Great Depression is near.

      Just before the first Depression, all sorts of ultra-ritzy cars were appearing.

      Even if the past 10 years haven't exactly been the 'roaring 20s'
      • 6 Years Ago
      This looks like a proper vehicle for my friend Batman. Not as classy as his Lincoln tho.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like everything but the buckteeth grille. If they smoothed that out it would make it a whole lot better looking from the front
        • 6 Years Ago
        Wrong! Geely looks like this, you gotta remember what was designed first...yeah.
        • 6 Years Ago
        OMG 2nd commenter... it looks almost exactly like the Geeley.
      Kumail
      • 6 Years Ago
      this will shut up all those people with their veyron's in dubai.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Kumail
        paul34, I don't think you get the point...
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Kumail
        Jeff, the veyron's top speed is 253mph/407kph
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Kumail
        Hmmm... and where do you think this will, most likely, end up in??
      • 6 Years Ago
      The car just screams evil. Satan, Darth Vader... an evil Bugs Bunny lol
      • 6 Years Ago
      You spend nearly 8mil on a car and get inside.... WTF how did this ford taurus steering wheel get in here! Seriously who the hell put that parts bin wheel in there. Compare to the steering wheel on an RS4. That is what multi mil car should have
      • 6 Years Ago
      why?
      Eugene Guei
      • 3 Years Ago
      Beautiful car! But @ this price I need to win a lotto to afford it!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Rather have the Hong Qi limo.
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