Maybach 57 – Road Test – Car Reviews – Car and Driver

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Maybach 57

‘My kingdom for a If King Richard were that’s about what pay for this baby.

William Hearst’s castle-a monument to the baron’s enormous wealth and taste-in San Simeon, California, has 61 one Roman sarcophagus, and at least a few (a nocturnal mammal native to and South America).

The $311,700 57 has none of these things.

what the Maybach does cloth curtains in the rear and a miniature refrigerator. In this this ultra-luxury car is just a VW Camper van. Otherwise, not so

The Maybach 57-this is the little (say my-bahk) not the limo-length 62 has six brake calipers, 10 distinct sources serving as the headlamps, 528 red acting as taillights, 20 memory for the four seats, two video one DVD player, 21 speakers, two independent units, one remote control, two phones, two champagne-flute holders, 12 chambers, two turbochargers, and one umbrella. Our car had 80 pieces of Amboyna wood hardwood with a burled and grain that is carried out of the of Indonesia on the backs of elephants.

can also choose less burled-walnut or cherry trim. Or any kind of trim, really-but for a probably substantial. Also, our came with one courteous driver named James. was provided by DaimlerChrysler and is not offered as equipment at this time.)

If you’re getting the impression the is something special, so is DaimlerChrysler, the that builds it. DaimlerChrysler’s was to have James come to my each evening to pick up the car and it to my driveway in the morning. This was not our

Ours involved parking the in my rapidly deteriorating pink next to four mismatched cans. When we demanded James wear a short-waisted and a beret at a jaunty angle, with the company broke almost entirely.

Maybach 57

One company official wanted to sure we understood that the price of this car to that of 18 Corollas is helpful to no one. He informed us that folks enough to buy this competitor to the new Phantom would not likely buying a fleet of economy instead. We had no intention of doing so, of Mostly because you can actually get 22 for the price of our test car.

Or you buy 2.5 Mercedes S600s for the same They use basically the same

Ever eager to please, we vowed to take this monument to wealth on an appropriate journey. This presents a in the Detroit area. In what could we place it that for more than a passing live up to a $311,700 car?

The world-drugstores, shabby lawns, fat in cheap clothes-keeps seeping in. So we to a Thai restaurant in a strip in Canton, Michigan.

Later, we in my driveway and got into the back of the Maybach, the twin-turbo V-12 and watched a movie on the video that are mounted on the backs of the seats. This happened on Day. The Maybach’s lavish accommodations are what separate it from an S-class Mercedes.

Here, you can recline the seat to an angle, sink your deep into the pillow with Andorran hummingbird or some such thing) strapped to the headrest, and fiddle the 12 ambient lights. Again, informs us that the rich are to do this, since they can elegantly comfortable chairs their homes. Having once again to rise to the of the Maybach, we should perhaps the car beneath it.

Buried deep all this outlandish excess, all the toys, and the imposing aura of is a very large, shockingly and stunningly powerful automobile. You a car made of metal, powered by the of gas, with wheels go around and around. The Maybach 57 is the four-seat luxury vehicle driven since the 18-foot Blackwood pickup truck. The exceeds it in overall length (by inches) and weight.

Even with extensive use of (the doors, the engine, and suspension pieces), the Maybach 57 our scales at a whopping 6080

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