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Darth Vader Meets Maybach

George Lucas’ Star Wars must have been on the minds of Maybach designers when they drew the concept designs for the new Exelero.

The concept Maybach is a high powered response to the sporting new grand-tourers from Bentley (The British marque continues to dominate the super-luxury market), this is an attempt to breathe new life into the retro marque that has relied on its ’57′ and ’62′ model saloons since their initial launch in 2002.

Mercedes-Benz owned Maybach Manufactur has suffered at the hands of the Brits, especially the Phantom which has stolen many of Maybach’s customers.

The Exelero, a fascinating, if somewhat cartoonish interpretation of a luxury supercar, may be Maybach’s only hope for survival. One thing is for certain, the design shows imagination.

Maybach claims the car will not see production.

Oh?

Time will tell if this retro brand stays au courant.

For more information on the new Maybach Exelero, click on the following link: Maybach

January 31, 2006
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About the Author: Gunnar Heinrich is publisher of Automobiles De Luxe online and is executive producer of the Automobiles De Luxe Television series on PBS member station CPTV.

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  1. The concept drawing provided looks like Maybach is striving for lines akin to old Packard roadsters, minus the sharp point in the rear I suppose. Interesting idea but I wonder if it will generate anything in reality.

  2. The folks at Maybach had better do something, as the 57 and 62 cannot pull the company’s weight.

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