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VIDEO: Maybach 62 S in Paris

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.

VIDEO: from the floor of the Beijing show

The automotive industry in China has been growing faster than a pubescent teenager, which may not be far off when you look at some of the quirky copycat cars China's been producing and the way foreign automakers have been lining up to woo the debutant.