A uncommon Maybach 57S Coupe constructed for Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi is up on the market by means of Dutch seller Autoleitner, with an asking worth of $1.16 million.
First noticed by Motor1, the two-door Maybach is considered one of eight produced by coachbuilder Xenatec. When the Maybach model was first revived in 2002, the manufacturing facility solely supplied a single four-door sedan mannequin in standard-wheelbase 57 and long-wheelbase 62 guises, plus sportier S variations of each. Maybach did construct the gothic Exelero coupe idea, however that by no means went into manufacturing.
Xenatec introduced its Maybach coupe mission in 2010, pretty late within the automobile’s lifespan (production ended in 2012). The corporate initially deliberate to do 100 conversions, however solely eight have been accomplished, in accordance with the vendor.
Maybach 57S Coupe constructed for Muammar Gaddafi (Photograph by Autoleitner)
This automobile was commissioned by Gaddafi in 2010, however was delivered the next 12 months because of the overthrow of his authorities. It is now the lowest-mileage Maybach Coupe, in accordance with the vendor, with 1,429 miles exhibiting on the odometer.
As a result of it is based mostly on the sportier S variant, the coupe’s 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-12 is tuned to supply 604 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque, in comparison with the usual model’s 543 hp and 664 lb-ft. The engine is coupled to a 5-speed computerized transmission, with rear-wheel drive. When it was launched in 2005, Maybach mother or father Mercedes-Benz quoted a 0-60 mph time of lower than 5.Zero seconds for the 57S sedan, which additionally had an electronically restricted prime velocity of 172 mph.
Whereas Mercedes’ try and revive Maybach as a standalone model was unsuccessful, the Maybach title is now used on high-end variations of current Mercedes fashions. The present lineup contains Maybach variations of the S-Class sedan and GLS-Class SUV.