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Maybach 57S


Review: 2006 Maybach 57S

Why did put a speedometer in the rear of the cabin? The line: “so you can tell the driver to down.” I don’t think so. don’t get to be plutocrats by ambling caring about the hired driving record or hiring who can’t drive safely. Mohammed Al Fayed wasn’t a My explanation: velocity equals over time. Maybach its patrons would want to note their check the flanking clock and when they’d get to where going. In other other Maybach owners would to know when they’re to leave their Maybach. The speedo embodies the luxury underlying philosophy. Maybach. The conveyance for people who’d be somewhere else.

The Maybach 57S’s exterior nothing to contradict this and much to confirm it. Think of it way: If an upscale automaker to cater to super rich who don’t like cars, or own all the cars they like, are only two ways to go. First, can try to change the customer’s mind seductive curves (e.g. Quattroporte) or unabashed excess Rolls Royce Phanton).

that, … it. Just something. Make it vaguely and call it good. Although new Panamera is a timely example of The School of Car Design, the rapidly Maybach’s exterior is the gold to which lazy and/or misguided luxury carmakers eternally aspire.

That said, the Maybach shortened wheelbase eliminates of the 62′s bland, ungainly Unfortunately, as there was so much ungainly hideousness to start that’s not saying much. The 57S looks like the genetically-challenged of a three-way between a Kia Amanti, a E-Class and a contemporaneous S-Class. The 57S lacks überholprestige; it isn’t enough to deliver deference, nor enough to scare small It’s quietly absurd.

By its existence, the Maybach 57S compounds cognitive dissonance. A “sport” of a three-ton limo? If nothing the concept implies that the 57S owner wants to drive his own Any such well-heeled wheelman feel significantly shortchanged, in the Madoff sense of the word. carbon fiber can’t the fact that the 57S pilot’s in a cockpit that’s virtually to a Mercedes S-Class. The last S-Class. The Maybach 57S’s “sense of occasion”: a button a dash panel which down to vomit forth a holder. Hey look! It’s calling!

OK, you can spend $9K and upgrade the 57S to full But when it comes to driver and aesthetic appeal, the current Mercedes S-Class AMG has it all over the As do a dozen cars stickering for less—all of which are more and prestigious (i.e. recognizable).

well, there is that. But if we set such prosaic concerns as snobbery and value-for-money, another suggests itself: has Maybach in its questionable quest to transform whip into the world’s expensive sports sedan?

Maybach’s mechanics fit the 57 with a V12 (6.0-liter vs. 5.5-liter), increasing horsepower and torque (603hp and 738 vs. 543hp and 664 lb·ft). They re-calibrated the 57′s air suspension, the ride height by 0.6″, beefed-up the bars and shod the beast 20″ wheels. According to those in the of selling it, the resulting 57S is ”surprisingly Yes and no. If you try and turn the 57S hard into a you will certainly be surprised—by the vehicle’s desire to pivot on its It’s oversteer Jim, on a scale.

The logical response: cornering per se and go for maximum glide. In the 57S’s engine and gearbox are uncooperative. In sport mode, the power delivery is twitchy and like the nervous lump in the SL65′s snout, with an paucity of gears to smooth out the (five’s your lot). In mode, the Maybach 57S takes a half second or so to “wake But don’t worry, the tire generated by the massive meats keep you from drifting off (so to

The 57S has one party trick: straight acceleration. The zero to sixty takes five seconds. teleportation is equally impressive. you slap the autobox upside the by slamming the go-pedal to the carpet, the 57S will take you from any to 171 mph on a single seamless wave of And. that’s it. That’s all you

There’s only one place to be in a any Maybach: in the back. Anyone who a 57S to drive it simply doesn’t their place in life. A they share with the itself.

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