Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Maybach Exelero

Maybach's Exelero is a concept car that was unveiled in Berlin in May of 2005. While it weighs over 2.67 tons, it still tops out at an impressive 218.38 mph, and does 0-60 in 4.4 seconds. That ain't the most impressive stat though...this Batmobile look-alike is currently for sale at an asking price of $7.8 million. Muy esspensive.

Commissioned by the tire company, Fulda, the car is entirely hand built and based upon a design from the 1930's.

From the website:

"The car's design was the result of a competition amongst students at the Pforzheim Polytechnic Department of Transport Design, which has worked on show vehicles for Fulda in the past. The design of 24-year-old Fredrik Burchhardt was chosen, and his work was co-ordinated with that of the Maybach design centre in Sindelfingen. The project, based on the Maybach 57 limousine, required a certain amount of re-engineering..."

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