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Maybach 62 Landaulet

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Flybrian    0

Revealed: Maybach 62 Landaulet
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Maybach’s newest model has been revealed ahead of its world debut at the upcoming Dubai Motor Show in a couple of week’s time. The car is a new semi-convertible version of the 62 saloon that officials will be calling a concept, but a limited production run of just 20 examples is all but confirmed for early next year.

The new model is based on the current Maybach 62 but adopts a sliding roof over the rear compartment. The Landaulet design was made popular in the early part of the century and is basically a regular sedan with a fabric roof-center that can be folded away. The car also gets a revised interior with a removable glass panel dividing the front and rear quarters. Power will come from the same 612hp V12 engine shared by the regular saloon.

A certain unscrupulous UK publisher has taken it upon itself to again leak photos ahead of their release date and since we don’t agree with their behavior we won’t mention them by name, however it won’t be long until official pictures are out so stay tuned for full high-res shots.

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Z-06    493

Well 1960's is back again, when celebreties roamed in open top Lincolns and Caddies, only to be an easy shooting target.

That thing looks ugly in that angle.

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toesuf94    0

Well 1960's is back again, when celebreties roamed in open top Lincolns and Caddies, only to be an easy shooting target.

That thing looks ugly in that angle.

Agreed...but will the soft top make less shrapnel or more when these things are targeted?

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dfelt    1,769

We'll I have to say I actually like it. :D I would love this concept in a stretch version CTS :P

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The Sixteen makes this look like a Hyundai XG350.

Great idea though, a Landaulet.... love the 1930s throwback concept but that

big ugly pillow on the decklid looks like @$$.

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Now THIS is a Landaulet!

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For As much as these things sell for, you think they could have found a way to hide the top.

Considering the price the car should give you a B.J. and do your dry cleaning.... without being asked.

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cire    2

Maybach is one of the most useless brands in the auto market today. Mercedes would have done better to take an S-Class sedan, stretch it, add in ultra-luxury features, and call it a day. These cars look like stretched/distorted Mercedes sedans. I think this is why the brand has not performed up to Daimler's expectations. Bentley and Rolls-Royce have history and market recognition as well as distinctive designs that do not resemble products offered by their parent corporations' other brands. The Maybach brand was revived due to German ultra-luxury brand envy and serves as a monument to someone's out of control ego. Daimler was jealous because BMW and VW snatched up Britain's ultra-luxury brands and they were left out in the cold.

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I like Maybachs, but DUH.

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Z-06    493

For the next concept, how about the Mayback 62 Laundromat? :P

The one that takes only five one-hundred dollar bills to do your laundry?

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balthazar    1,869

>>"Well 1960's is back again,"<<

Apparently so is the '80s; dig the monochromatic paint scheme + matching wheels. Blorf.

Huge 1980's convertible Rabbit folded top on deep-6-figure car- can I puke & LOL at the exact same time?

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PurdueGuy    72
Wow, that convertible top looks tall. Can the driver actually see out behind?

I would hope a professional driver knows how to use the side mirrors properly when the center mirror's view is blocked...

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Balthazar:

Maybe they should put some of those slime green, violet & fuschia

splash decals on the doors... you know to complete the look. :P

It's the Mybucks Laundryroom!

Good one.

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aaaantoine    4

I've envisioned this concept quite a few years ago while looking at a Lincoln Town Car with one of those goofy looking vinyl landaulet covers.

Except, my version didn't have a C-pillar.

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Duncan    1
They're supposed to build 62 of them

Will that be enough? I mean, once all the Middle Eastern princes and oil executives get theirs...and then there's the Sultan of Brunei...

Well, I take that back. They'll probably have about 15 left over, give or take.

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