Maybach Exelero

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Maybach Exelero

Maybach Exelero

Why have a Garage if you cant induct a That’s the question we ask this as we nominate the Maybach Exelero car to the devil-may-care JFG. Cars are better and faster every But few, if any, have the character and sheer sinisterism of the (For sure they less black paint.) by a student named Fredrik the Exelero glistens with the of unpolished enthusiasm you’d from a kid in art school who has yet to be beaten the savage realities of the corporate The meanest-ever Maybach ought to be a in, and we haven’t even started what’s beneath its glistening Nor, most troubling of why DCX never built the sick-ass

The relationship between Maybach and maker Fulda (a tiny of Goodyear/Dunlap) goes back than 70 years. To highlight the potential of a particular tire, Motorenbau, with the help of Dörr Schreck and an aerodynamics named Freiherr Reinhard Fachsenfeld, constructed the menacing W38 It was a sleek, low slung coupe proportionally similar to the modern Seven decades later, the two teamed up again to showcase in 2005 was Fulda’s craziest the 315/25YR-23 Carat tire. not a typo. The profile is 25, they are YR and wrap around 23 wheels. handing out the assignment, I’m the professor was expecting something But I’m equally sure he suspecting what he’d

Sinspiration: The 1938 Maybach W38

I would like to reiterate Maybach didn’t produce wet dream of a car. Now, years later, it seems to be a they never will. restating this because from the sheetmetal, the Exelero is a tweaked Maybach 57. The car that freak out Batman is essentially from off-the-shelf DCX parts. it’s an expensive shelf. But of the halo effect the Exelero’s production would have had on the I mean, when’s the last you heard a car nut mentioning Maybach in

At the very least they did a single pants-on-fire working While most of the parts in the began life intended for the sedans, not all made the transition Some pieces, like the gas and suspension, remained unadulterated. components such as the already stump-busting engine were on a strict all-protein diet. The 5.5-liter twin-turbo V12 made 543 Naturally the boffins at AMG were near satisfied, so they it out to 5.9 liters, thereby bumping the to a somewhat silly 691 hp. The turbos also made larger, as the intercoolers and the radiator. True, the mill requires 110 octane fuel, but who are you to argue with ft of torque?

The Exelero might argue. the scales at a Cadillac Escalade 5,852 pounds (the weighs 5,866 lbs.), one wonder if the black beauty can move at all. Turns out yes she can. The point of the entire exercise was to show off Fulda’s performance kung fu, not just menacing in a black shark 60 mph occurs in 4.4 seconds. Meditate on number for a moment. The Shelby and the Audi RS4 both weigh one ton yet take a tenth of a second The new C6.5 Corvette weighs half as much and makes 60 mph in the same time.

Pretty by 2005 standards, you say, but in hyper-horsepower world, four flat is the new 4.5. So what? The was not built to show off the Fulda accelerative prowess. It was built to off their top-speed capability. the ability to go 350 kph on less than an of rubber. At the Nardo high test track in Italy, burning fuel at the rate of 2.8 race driver Klaus whipped the nearly three-ton around the oval at 351.5 or 218 mph. For comparison’s sake, the Enzo can only go 217 mph. In face, Modena!

Maybach Exelero

As stunning as the numbers are, who The Maybach Exelero is the übermale id to life. In Jungian terms, your shadow self, the evil that lies Plus it’s frigging stretching the tape over 19 long. The Exelero is actually six wider than a Maybach 62, yet 54 inches tall. Impossibly low and double-wide the overall shape is of another fab one off, Bugatti’s 57 Imaginaire. Especially with the hood and fastback rear Unlike the Bugatti, the Maybach has side exhausts and a couple of off valves. Sigh.

We’ll never understand decision not to bring the Exelero to (remember they also to act on the bat guano mental 240 mph ME 4-12 ). All the reason we need the only version in the Fantasy Garage. how many more $8 million do you need to see at Pebble Beach? The is a rare bird indeed; not so for its scarcity, but for the fact that the performance it offers is eclipsed by the nasty good looks. decision not to build it makes as sense as Noah’s Bagels pork sausage bagel but such is the world we live in. voting.

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