Maybach Aims For Even Greater Heights of Tastelesness

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
maybach aims for even greater heights of tastelesness

Perhaps hoping to forestall the inevitable (read: Gunnar Heinrich's " Whither Maybach" editorial), the double-M luxury marque has announced a new Landaulet model. It's aimed squarely at those of us rich enough to want a car that demonstrates the cavernous class divide between ourselves and our chauffeurs. Set to retail at a cool €900k, the Landaulet is based on the 612 horsepower Maybach 62S. It's Unique Selling Point (other than monumental depreciation): a retractable soft top that allows passengers to enjoy a pleasant breeze through their perfectly-coiffed hair. To ensure that the owners of expensive hairpieces need not suffer undue humiliation, Maybach has equipped its Landaulet with an automatic wind diffuser which deploys at about 45 mph. Is the Landaulet worth the nearly half-million premium over a standard 62S? Of course not… and Maybach is a little disappointed that you would even ask such a vulgar question.

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  • Flipper Flipper on Feb 23, 2008

    In all white it reminds me of the future cars from Woody Allen's "Sleeper". All space age curves and lumps.And wasn't this vehicle BIG enough to swallow that roof tumor? but besides all that . . . whenever I see one of these it will take me back to being a little boy and watching that crappy 50's Superman TV show that had those Nash sedan / convertible hybrids. Even back then, in the 60's they seemed so out of date and exotic.

  • Jthorner Jthorner on Feb 23, 2008

    Yuck. It's enough to make a person want to tax the rich ... to save themselves from their horrible taste!

  • Nick Nick on Feb 24, 2008

    Coming soon to a rap video near you!

  • Jl1280 Jl1280 on Feb 24, 2008

    Fire only when you see the white in their eyes, but other than that it is open season.