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One-off Maybach Exelero offered for sale

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One-off Maybach Exelero offered for sale

One-off Maybach Exelero offered for sale

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What may be the world's most expensive mobile tire test bed, the Maybach Exelero Concept, is being offered for sale at a starting price of €5,000,000 ($7,843,000). The retro-futuristic twin-turbo V12 concept car is capable of sprinting to 100km/h in 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 351km/h (218.38mph),impressive figures for such a large and imposing car.

Built to order for Fulda Tires as a rolling test platform and marketing tool for its widest, most high-performance tire designs, the Exelero is built around a heavily modified powerplant from the Maybach 57 S. The engine generates 700hp and 738lb-ft of torque from its bored-out 5.9L displacement. Fitted in some guises with 23in 315/25 tires, the car certainly has the capacity to test just about everything that could feasibly be fitted to a production car.

The car was unveiled for the first time ever at the Tempodrom in Berlin in May 2005. The car's form factor is a long-nose two-seater coupe, and the interior is a unique marriage of ultra-high luxury and full-race safety gear. The car's top speed of 351km/h (218.38mph) isn't claimed, either - it's proven, recorded at the Nardo high-speed test track in Italy. To see the car in action at Nardo and elsewhere, check out this video.
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  1. i have never really been into rap music, but when i saw this video in one of jay-z's video's you know this has to be something special, but 5 mill clearly not worth it.
     
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  2. to have a Maybach all the other rich peeps don;'t have? £5mil is so worth it when people are paying that for a special edition Veyron
     
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  3. Unquestionably the nicest looking car Maybach has ever produced. For the price, I think I'd rather have a Bugatti, a couple of Lamborghinis, several Ferraris and an Alfa 8C for everyday driving... Plus a permanent association with Jay-Z isn't the kind of distinction I'm looking for.
     
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  4. nicest car maybach has ever produced isnt saying much seeing as all their vehiclesa are ugly as hell.
     
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  5. It's a very good looking car but eight million is rediculous.
     
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