Xenatec Maybach 57S Coupe: full details, photos and specs

Published by Andrew Christian @andrew4wheels Google+ | Tuesday October 12, 2010

Xenatec Maybach 57S Coupe: full details, photos and specs

Xenatec officially revealed today its brand new coupe based on the Maybach 57 S limousine. As you may know already, Maybach is one of the finest cars ever built, but the new Xenatec Coupe promises to bring it to another level of customization. Priced at €675,000 excluding taxes, the new car will be built in a very limited number and only by hand in Germany, for discerning clients worldwide.

The car has been designed by Fredrik Burchhardt, creator of the dramatic Exelero (a joint Fulda Tyre Company/Maybach project in 2004-2005) and already surpassed the highest expectations. The new Xenatec Coupe brings major improvements to the interior and the bodywork, but none to the drivetrain.

Comparing it to the Maybach 57 S limousine, the new car received major changes to the immensely strong bodywork, which has been completely redesigned and engineered. The new car features new doors allowing for easy access to the rear passenger compartment, as well as new windscreen and rear screen which are more steeply raked for a sporty silhouette. Xenatec also offers an optional full glass roof.

The car features completely new front and rear bumpers, as well as new side panels and front and rear fenders. The rear track has been increased by 20 mm. The design is completed by the 20-inch wheels but customers can also buy the optional 21-inch wheels.

Under the hood, the car is powered by an impressive V12 engine capable to deliver 621 hp (612 PS/463 kW) and 100 Nm of torque or 737 lb-ft. This engine pushes the car to a top speed of 275 km/h (172 mph) and delivers a fuel consumption of 9.6 mpg in the city (24.6 l/100 km) and 21.4 mpg on the highway (11.8 l/100 km). CO2 emissions delivered by the engine are 390 g/km.