Friday, September 23, 2011

Maybach Exelero - Concept Car

The Maybach Exelero is a high-performance sports car designed and built by German luxury car manufacturer Maybach. It was presented in May 2005 in Berlin, Germany. The 700 hp (522 kW) two-seater with a twin turbo V12 engine is a one-off design built on request for Fulda Tires.[1] Fulda is using this car as a reference vehicle to test a new generation of wide tires. The German luxury car manufacturer created the one-off model as a modern interpretation of its legendary streamlined sportscar from the 1930s. There are various allusions to the historical predecessor, which was likewise based on a powerful Maybach automobile. In this case, the Maybach SW 38 was also used by Fulda for tire testing.

Length: 5.89 m (232 in)
Width: 2.148 m (84.6 in)
Weight: 2,660 kg (5,864 lb)
Engine: Twin Turbo 6.0 L V12 from Maybach 57 S 700 hp (SAE) (522 kW), 1200 N·m (900 ft·lbf)
Top speed: 351. km/h (218 mph)
0-100 km/h (62 mph): 4.4 seconds
Tires: 315/25 ZR 23 Fulda Exelero
Fuel used for top speed test: 110 octane
Price: 8 million US Dollars