The rumors, the announcement, the official photos...none of it was enough to believe a once sensible company like Daimler-Benz could have created something so outrageously, ridiculously impractical as a six-figure, all-white, high-performance, partial-convertible, super-luxury limousine. Seeing it on video doesn't quite make it believable either. (It's kinda like the Moon Landing to conspiracy theorists that way). But short of seeing it up close and in person - which we hope won't be necessary -
Wretched excess on wheels (a.k.a. the Maybach 62 S) was just unveiled at the Beijing motor show, after DaimlerChrysler released the details and photos a couple of weeks ago. The 62 S puts an AMG-tuned 612-horsepower twin-turbo V12 monster underneath the hood of the company's top-of-the-line chauffeured super-saloon, sending lesser automobiles scurrying out of its way.