Maybach Exelero

15.May, 2005 @22:05     Coupe News
The Maybach high-performance show car "Exelero" was unveiled to the world for the first time in the Tempodrom in Berlin. The 700-hp two-seater with a V-12 biturbo engine is a unique custom model produced for Fulda Reifenwerke, which is using the Maybach Exelero as a reference vehicle for a newly developed generation of wide tyres.
Maybach Exelero-1
The German manufacturer of luxury cars built the unique model as a modern interpretation of its legendary streamlined sports car from the 1930s, thereby forging a link with the historical predecessor, which at that time was likewise based on a powerful Maybach automobile (SW 38) and used by Fulda for tyre tests.
Maybach Exelero-2
The Exelero embodies the highest expression to date of the Maybach individualisation strategy of offering specific custom solutions on request. In initial tests on the high-speed track in Nardo (Italy), the unique vehicle reached a top speed of 351.45 km/h (FIA*-standard unit of measurement). Developers at Maybach designed the custom model with the participation of students from Pforzheim College. The Exelero was built by the prototype specialists at Stola in Turin (Italy). There are no plans to produce the model in series.
Maybach Exelero-3


Construction: V-engine, 60° bank angle
Number of cylinders: 12
Cubic capacity (cm³): 5908 cm³
Performance (kW): 515
(Hp): 700
at revs/min: 5000
Max. torque: (Nm): 1020 at revs/min: 2500

Dimensions and weights:
Wheelbase: (mm): 3390
Length: (mm): 5890
Breadth: (mm): 2140
Height: (mm): 1390
Unladen weight: (kg): 2660
Permitted total weight: (kg): 2960

Chassis and Performance:
Wheel mounting
front: Double wishbone axle
rear: multi link rear axle
Tires: Fulda Carat Exelero
front: 315/25 ZR 23
rear: 315/25 ZR 23
Brakes: Internally ventilated disc
Type front: 4x4 piston fixed caliper (2 calipers)
Diameter (mm): 376
Type rear: 2x4 piston fixed caliper
Diameter (mm): 355
Maximum speed (km/h): 351,45
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (s): 4,4