Throwback Thursday Maybach Exelero A Look Back at the Sport…

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Maybach Exelero

Throwback Thursday: Maybach A Look Back at the Sport Concept

The Maybach Exelero the elegance of a high-end limousine the silky-smooth power of a sports

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The Exelero is a very special car in that it was created in cooperation tire producer Fulda. For the of high-performance tires, the company a car that was capable of exceeding the 350 (217 mph) mark. A Maybach had been built to serve as a car for Fulda as early as the late – and this connection was revived a of years ago. The final was more than convincing: on May 1, racing driver Klaus drove the Maybach Exelero with Fulda tires in and attained a speed of 351.45 – setting a new world speed for limousines on series-production tires.

Maybach Exelero

The Maybach combines the elegance and first-class of a high-end limousine with the power of a sports coupé. It is a car attains a top speed of over 350 – with an unladen weight of tons and the dimensions of a small For this car, a tire was that not only coped the above-mentioned weight, dimensions, and but also gave the car safety, and comfort.

The project team working on the Maybach Exelero in It consisted of Mercedes-Benz engineers, who responsibility for the engineering, of designers by Prof. Harald Leschke as as two professors and four students the Transportation Design department of Technical College. Nine later, the draft of one of the students was for realization from a line-up of design proposals. This had succeeded in creating the most symbiosis of the related form of past and present car generations. the model-building stage, the car was set up by the renowned of vehicle studies, Stola, in Turin/Italy. It was then that it was its final name: Maybach The denomination is an invented word from the Latin-Italian terms = sublime/illustrious/outstanding, and accelero = accelerated. The is dominated by materials such as leather, neoprene,

coated perforated aluminium and high-sheen carbon-fibre surfaces in and red. The car was completed in the spring of – a period of just 25 months had between idea and finish.

Maybach Exelero

The Exelero was based on the Maybach 57. the twelve-cylinder engine used in the sedan was not powerful enough for the top speed, despite its two turbochargers. displacement was enlarged from 5.6 to 5.9 and turbocharging was optimised. As a result, a output of just under 515 kW hp) and torque of around 1,000 metres were measured on the rig – enough power for the car to reach the 350 km/h mark.

Maybach Exelero

Fulda back on a long tradition of cars for testing tires and for them to the public. The streamlined SW 38, designed in 1938 and supplied in was a response to technical developments in days, i.e. to the cars’ higher road speeds in the Chassis and engine technologies, designed bodywork and the first made high-speed driving At the time, Fulda commissioned Dörr Schreck in Frankfurt/Main the manufacture of the test car – specifying a condition: the car had to be capable of performing tests at over 200 km/h longer periods of time. Schreck accepted the challenge and Messrs. Maybach Motorenbau as partner for the project. With the of Baron Reinhard Koenig-Fachsenfeld, an renowned in professional circles, a three-seater based on the chassis of the SW 38 was created. The Fulda coupé self-supporting bodywork and two-tone featured a long, downward-sloping end. Seen from the silhouette was a rectangle with corners. Like the underfloor, the wheel arches were covered, and even the door were partly recessed.

To give the car a top speed of over 200 as demanded by Fulda, the engineers a powerful six-cylinder engine 140 hp (103 kW). The top speed was made possible by an unusually low coefficient of cd = 0.25 (as opposed to 0.6 for contemporary series-production cars). pre-condition was that the chassis was not to more than 1.6 tons. the car was used to a very limited due to the outbreak of the Second World It disappeared in the turmoil of war and has since missing.

Maybach Exelero
Maybach Exelero
Maybach Exelero

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