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Maybach 57

Chauffeurs rejoice as luxury gets sporting makeover


I know what thinking: what’s the point? The thought was troubling me on the privately-owned A319 (replete with sofas, polished wood tables and silver fruit that Maybach had kindly to fly us to Marbella for the launch of the 57S.

is the point in building a super performance Maybach — a car a big-bore, AMG-tweaked, hand-built V12 lower and stiffer suspension, made lightweight 20in wheels and bespoke Michelin — when it’s that the person who’s for it is reclined in the back watching a and quaffing champagne?

It’s a thought that to bother me as we emerge from the of the Maybach 62 (one of six ΂£330,000 on hand at the launch) that has us silently and at massive speed the airport to the Marbella Club. still nagging as we approach the of eight identical Vesuvius 57Ss, take a set of keys, and for the legendary Marbella to Ronda road.

It’s a fearsome test of any let alone one that weighs 2.7 and is longer than most living rooms. And yet, you squeeze the long-travel, lightly throttle pedal into the the 57S annihilates the incline with its torque, that mighty ft peak arriving at little than tickover and staying doggedly, to 4000rpm. Such a bear-hug of accelerative g sloshes the to the back of your skull and your stomach into spine. It’s an impressive but nauseating sensation, and as stern a of your constitution as you’re likely to meet, short of a flight in the Russian Space ‘Vomit Comet’.

Maybach 57

Bruisingly effective in a straight the 57S also does a pretty job through the corners. Sure, no supersized M5, but drive it intelligently and it surprisingly tidy and carries point-to-point pace. The key is gauging turn-in speed, for any excess or simply an overly sharp steering input, manifests as stubborn understeer that all the stability control’s wit and cunning to in. However, be less greedy on the and the 57S can be balanced beautifully on the throttle, between sweet neutrality if you disable the DSC, a sweeter stance. It’s a miraculous in such a vast car.

Perhaps more surprising the car’s chauffeur-driven super-luxury is that it takes serious to drive the Maybach smoothly. Not the steering has plenty of assistance, but not a great deal of feel the car’s loaded-up laterally, makes it all too easy to turn in too and take corners in a series of The brakes are similarly afflicted, a dearth of feel for the first of the pedal’s travel. This be so bad were it not for the abundant stopping on tap when you squeeze the pedal a harder. Far from flattering, the needs a deft hand to swift, silken progress. to say I won’t be giving up my day job to don a dark and peaked cap.

Freed from the need to any back-seat business moguls, fun to hustle the 57S. I’m beginning to get my head around its if not its point, when we arrive at our the Ascari Race Resort. that’s right, a racetrack in a Perhaps inspired by our own Harry legendary exploits in a Maybach 62 the N

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