Maybach 57 Road Test Car Reviews Car and Driver

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Maybach 57

‘My kingdom for a If King Richard were that’s about what pay for this baby.

William Hearst’s castle-a monument to the baron’s enormous wealth and taste-in San Simeon, California, has 61 one Roman sarcophagus, and at least a few (a nocturnal mammal native to and South America).

The $311,700 57 has none of these things.

what the Maybach does cloth curtains in the rear and a miniature refrigerator. In this this ultra-luxury car is just a VW Camper van. Otherwise, not so

The Maybach 57-this is the little (say my-bahk) not the limo-length 62 has six brake calipers, 10 distinct sources serving as the headlamps, 528 red acting as taillights, 20 memory for the four seats, two video one DVD player, 21 speakers, two independent units, one remote control, two phones, two champagne-flute holders, 12 chambers, two turbochargers, and one umbrella. Our car had 80 pieces of Amboyna wood hardwood with a burled and grain that is carried out of the of Indonesia on the backs of elephants. can also choose less burled-walnut or cherry trim. Or any kind of trim, really-but for a probably substantial. Also, our came with one courteous driver named James. was provided by DaimlerChrysler and is not offered

as optional equipment at this

If you’re getting the impression the is something special, so is DaimlerChrysler, the that builds it. DaimlerChrysler’s was to have James come to my each evening to pick up the car and it to my driveway in the morning. This was not our Ours involved parking the in my rapidly deteriorating pink next to four mismatched cans. When we demanded James wear a short-waisted and a beret at a jaunty angle, with the company broke almost entirely.

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One company wanted to make sure we that comparing the price of car to that of 18 Toyota Corollas is to no one. He reliably informed us folks rich enough to buy competitor to the new Rolls-Royce Phantom not likely consider buying a of economy cars instead. We had no of doing so, of course. Mostly you can actually get 22 Corollas for the price of our car. Or you could buy 2.5 Mercedes for the same money. They use the same engine.

Ever eager to please, we vowed to take this monument to wealth on an appropriate journey. This presents a in the Detroit area. In what could we place it that for more than a passing live up to a $311,700 car? The world-drugstores, shabby lawns, fat in cheap clothes-keeps seeping in. So we to a Thai restaurant in a strip in Canton, Michigan.

Later, we parked in my driveway and got the back seats of the Maybach, the V-12 idling, and watched a on the video screens that are on the backs of the front seats. happened on Earth Day. The lavish rear accommodations are separate it most from an Mercedes. Here, you can recline the to an agreeable angle, sink cranium deep into the (stuffed with Andorran feathers, or some such that’s strapped to the headrest, and with the 12 ambient lights. Maybach informs us that the are unlikely to do this, since can afford elegantly comfortable inside their homes. failed once again to to the level of the Maybach, we should investigate the car beneath it.

Buried deep within all outlandish excess, all the limousine and the imposing aura of exclusivity is a large, shockingly capable, and powerful automobile. You know, a car of metal, powered by the explosion of with wheels that go and around. The Maybach 57 is the largest luxury vehicle we’ve since the 18-foot Lincoln pickup truck. The Maybach it in overall length (by five and weight. Even with use of aluminum (the doors, the and some suspension pieces), the 57 strains our scales at a whopping pounds.

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