Maybach Exelero

Maybach Exelero

The Maybach Exelero concept was released back in 2005, and stunned the motoring press with its crazy design and performance. The 700 horsepower two-seater was fitted with a twin-turbocharged V-12 engine lifted from the Maybach 57 S and was a one-off design commissioned by German tire manufacturer Fulda.

Fulda used the Exelero concept as a reference vehicle to test its next generation wide tire designs and this meant that it was completely drive-able. If you've ever seen one in real life, you'll know that it looks about twice as big as it does in the photos. Despite weighing a whopping 5,864 pounds, and being almost 20 feet long, its massive engine allowed it to hit 62 mph from rest in just 4.4 seconds and see it reach a top speed of 220 mph.

Sadly, the Exelero was a one-off concept that was never meant to be a production vehicle and is probably sitting in a warehouse somewhere collecting dust. However, a coachbuilder based in Switzerland is offering customers a chance to own an Exelero replica for the reasonable sum of $675,000.

Taking a Dodge Viper as the donor chassis, the Swiss coachbuilder will install an 800 horsepower version of the American muscle car’s 8.3-liter V-10, custom 23 inch wheels and an exact replica of the Exelero body. Customers can choose whatever interior and exterior color combinations they desire and the completed car will be shipped to their driveway within four months.