Maybach Exelero Concept, built in conjunction with German tyre maker Fulda, is unofficially the world's fastest limousine. Powered by a 5,9-litre twin-turbocharged V12, the Exelero would surely make the top of most caped crusaders' shopping lists!

Maybach Exelero Concept, built in conjunction with German tyre maker Fulda, is unofficially the world's fastest limousine. Powered by a 5,9-litre twin-turbocharged V12, the Exelero would surely make the top of most caped crusaders' shopping lists!


The car was unveiled in the Tempodrom of Berlin on Wednesday. Developers at Maybach (with participation of students from Pforzheim College) designed the Maybach Exelero for Fulda Reifenwerke, which used the 515 kW custom model to test and promote a newly-developed generation of wide tyres.


In 1938, Maybach built a prototype under the guidance of aerodynamics expert Baron Reinhard Koenig-Faschenfeld. Fulda used the car, which was based on a 104 kW 3,8-litre straight-six powered SW 38 (the last car from the firm before the current saloons) to test its tyre designs at speeds in excess of 200 km/h.


The two-seater Exelero Concept heralds a renewal of the partnership between Maybach and the tyre manufacturer... In initial tests on the high-speed track in Nardo (Italy), the vehicle reached a top speed of 351,45 km/h (FIA-standard unit of measurement) earlier this month.


Mercedes Car Group specialists increased the turbocharged V12 engine's capacity to 5,9 litres. The unit produces maximum power (515 kW) at 5 000 r/min, maximum torque of 1 020 N.m at 2 500 r/min and will reportedly propel the giant black behemoth from standstill to 100 km/h in 4,4 seconds.


With a 3 390-mm wheelbase and a kerb weight of 2 660 Kg, the Exelero Concept is 5 890 mm long, 2 140 mm wide, 1 390 mm high and rides on a double wishbone front- and multi link rear suspensions. And, no surprise, it's shod with 23-inch Fulda tackies!

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