Maybach 57S Coupe by Xenatech
Three marques sit at the very top of the luxury segment: Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Maybach. Each is owned by one of Germany's carmaking powerhouses: Volkswagen, BMW and Daimler, respectively. Each makes limousines of obscene luxury and status, with price tags to match. But only the first two make two-door coupe versions as well, leaving Maybach with nothing to compete with the Brooklands and Phantom Coupe.
Enter Xenatech. The German engineering firm has teamed up with Daimler to produce a limited edition Maybach coupe to take on its British counterparts. Based on the Maybach 57S, the Xenatech coupe retains the 5.7-meter length and 6-liter twin-turbo V12 engine. But with less weight to move around, the 612 horsepower hustle the big coupe up to 100 kilometers/hour (62 mph) in 5 seconds flat. Don't like it too much, though: with only 100 examples slated for production, each is expected to fetch €650,000, or about $800,000 in American funds... assuming it makes it over the sea to American shores in the first place.
Gallery: Maybach 57 S Coupe by Xenatec