NEWS: Special Maybach 57 S Coupe Comes with $827,000 Price Tag

May 21, 2010
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We couldn't fathom a Maybach coupe to be at the top of Daimler's to-do list, but it is on German outfitter Xenatec's horizon. Xenatec is responsible for building 100 super-luxury two-door coupes based off the Maybach 57 S sedan.
After gaining Daimler's approval, Xenatec is poised to give the 57 S a special body that retains the sedan's length at 225.5 inches but is widened to 86 inches and dropped to stand just 58 inches tall. The B- and C-pillars have been moved back to fit longer doors while a new windshield adds to the already steeply raked appearance. Maybach's upcoming facelift, as we reported in March, would also likely make it to the upcoming 57 S coupe.
To assist the car with its wider body, the air suspension has been retuned. Xenatec has also selected new 20-inch wheels to further enhance the coupe's exterior.
Although the body and appearance look new, the power beneath the hood remains the same with a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V-12 putting out 603 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque. Xenatec hasn't disclosed performance figures but the coupe will likely perform in line with the standard 57 S, which is capable of hitting 60 mph in five seconds with a top speed of 172 mph.
The cost for this rare coupe is 560,000 GBP, or $827,000 according to today's currency exchange rates. A conventional 57 S sedan starts around $400,000.
Source: Autocar
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