In a perfect world, money would come with good taste. Unfortunately, we don't live in a perfect world, and so we get the Maybach. And just in case, for even a minute, you were misguided to think that tastelessness had its limit, DaimlerChrysler's uber-luxury marque is there yet again to remind you that poor taste knows no bounds: presenting the latest in I've-got-more-money-than-class options: diamonds, of course.
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.