2005 Maybach Exelero Show Car review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 2 March 2006 , 21:03:58 byEmil

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Maybach Exelero Show Car

Maybach presented the Exelero to the public for the first time in Berlin only a few hours earlier. The model has two doors and it is powered by a V12 bi-turbo engine that is capable of delivering 700 horsepower. The carmaker decided to build this model as a modern interpretation of its legendary streamlined sports car from the 1930s and so a link was created between it and its historical predecessor. The carmaker is trying to offer specific custom solutions on request as part of its strategy. During testing, the car managed to reach a top speed of 351.45 km/h. The Exelero was built by the prototype specialists at Stola in Turin, Italy. We do not now yet if the model will be sent to production or not.

The Maybach high-performance show car "Exelero" was unveiled to the world for the first time this afternoon in the Tempodrom in Berlin. The 700-hp two-seater with a V-12 biturbo engine is a unique custom model produced for Fulda Reifenwerke, which is using the Maybach Exelero as a reference vehicle for a newly developed generation of wide tyres. The German manufacturer of luxury cars built the unique model as a modern interpretation of its legendary streamlined sports car from the 1930s, thereby forging a link with the historical predecessor, which at that time was likewise based on a powerful Maybach automobile (SW 38) and used by Fulda for tyre tests.

The Exelero embodies the highest expression to date of the Maybach individualisation strategy of offering specific custom solutions on request. In initial tests on the high-speed track in Nardo (Italy), the unique vehicle reached a top speed of 351.45 km/h (FIA*-standard unit of measurement). Developers at Maybach designed the custom model with the participation of students from Pforzheim College. The Exelero was built by the prototype specialists at Stola in Turin (Italy). There are no plans to produce the model in series.