Commercially, the Maybach was a bad idea from day one. But as an uber-luxury car, it was impeccable. They pulled the plug on the Maybach in December 2012, which was great news for those who always wanted one, but couldn’t afford it. These days you can pick up a Maybach for ridiculously low money.
Here’s one available right now, and it’s a tweaked one with a couple of extra bells and whistles. This Kahn Design Maybach 57 is fitted with the tuner’s 22-inch silver platinum Kahn RS-XF alloy wheels with original Maybach centre caps, Kahn lowering module and their exclusive ‘4HRH’ number plate.
The 2007 Maybach 57 cost £360,000 when it was new. This one with 67,721 miles on the clock can be yours for only £89,875. Mind you, that 4HRH number plate is not included in the price.
Maybach 57 – and 62 for that matter – is powered by a 6.0 liter twin-turbo AMG V12 engine with 620 horsepower and over a 1000 Nm of torque. That is the reason this road-going ocean liner can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds.