• Feb 9, 2010

Project Kahn Maybach 57 – Click above for high-res image gallery

If you want, say, a custom Chevrolet Corvette or Mercedes-Benz, there's no shortage of aftermarket tuners who'd be glad to help. If your taste (and budget) demand something a little more opulent, however, then there are only a handful of companies at your service. And one of them is Project Kahn.

After taking on the likes of Bentley and Rolls-Royce, the British tuner has released a catalog of modifications for the Maybach 57. Good thing, too, because the top-shelf Benz could use some help. The package includes special 22-inch wheels designed to accommodate the factory wheel hubs (lest a passer-by mistake this for an S-Class), smoked taillights, tinted privacy glass and an interior that can be fully trimmed to order (not that the standard Maybach couldn't have been in the first place). And with the sky the limit on customization, we're going to go out on a limb here and wager that the price is, too. Images in the gallery below.



[Source: Project Kahn via autoblog.nl]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Those things are looking dated, and the bumper looks like its peeling off in front of the wheel. I was cool like 5 years ago.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think its a nice car....
      • 4 Years Ago
      I for one like the maybach
      it might look like an S class that could use a diet .. but

      don't know, I see one gliding by on the streets .. i just shut up and look at how majestically it glides through traffic

      good thing lots of people think it's ugly , this way there aren't to many around ^^
      invisiblepigeon3
      • 4 Years Ago
      They Maybach concept was beautiful(you know, the maroon and black one with the MB symbol on the horizontally slatted grille?). The production Maybach is disgusting and looks like an old Cadillac DTS.

      I don't think any tuning can repair the damage done to the design of this car, except for taking it back to the original concept.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Phantom and the Flying Spur look far better.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sorry you can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear
      • 4 Years Ago
      Simply bring back the original 600 Grosser.

      Nuff said.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm reminded of the Wendy's "Where's the beef?" commercial, except in this case it would be "Where's the character?". I'm picturing that old lady looking in the trunk, under the floormats, etc..."It's certainly a big car, but where's the character? I don't see any!!"
      • 4 Years Ago
      one of the ugliest modern cars ever.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Looks like a 2004 Hyundai xg350 :=)
        Former S-owner
        • 4 Years Ago
        But it can't be ugly...rap "stars" are giving them to their 16-year old kiddies...(take that you Dubai wannabes)
      • 4 Years Ago
      No.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Project Kahn are a bunch on north midlands botchers, in the UK if you are wondering. They try to sell their cars as new but are in fact second hand, to sell them new qould require a liceense from the manufacturer. Overfinch have this.
      They also dont do any testing on their cars. Several Aston Martin owners complained about their cars but were in fact not under warranty as Kahn had made mods to them. The wheels they use on all their cars are made gods knows where, do not carry any international markings for wheel manufacture and the rub on the body work and suspsension components when nearly at full lock.
      Stay away from Project Kahn.
      The Maybach does look awful.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why has Mercedes not re-styled these cars?

      They barely sell, even though they are reportedly very fine limousines.

      But the S-class has evolved once or maybe even twice, as this car has stayed the same.

      Where are the high-dollar toys? It isn't a Rolls, it is kinda the anti-rolls... so where is the adaptive and fancy looking exterior lighting? where is the current industry or next-gen styling? A Hyundai Genesis looks more "in the now" than this.

      What is the $$$$$$$ buying that isn't otherwise available on 100K-class Luxury sedans now, even if it wasn't available at that price point when Maybach came out?

      Where is the "German Innovation"? this isn't a "British Tradition" car... But arguably VW's Bentley, and BMW's Rolls, old British nameplates, are passing Maybach as the German Innovation upper-luxury brands. The Bugatti Galibier is going to leave Maybach in the dust completely.

      Mercedes had better commit to Maybach's keeping up, or pack it up.

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