Maybach Exelero
Maybach Exelero
aka 'Darth Vader's car'
Introduction 2005
Class Concept Car
Body Style 2-Door Coupe
Length 19.3 ft (231.9 in)
Width 7 ft (84.3 in)
Height 4.5 ft (54.7 in)
Wheelbase 98.5 inches (2,502 mm)
Weight 5,864 lb
Engine V-12
Power 700 BHP
Related Maybach 57
Designer Harald Leschke

The Maybach Exelero is a high-performance concept car designed and built by luxury marque Maybach, and presented in May 2005. The 700 hp (SAE) (514 kW) two-seater with a bi-turbo V12 engine is a one-off design commissioned by Fulda Tyres. Fulda is using this Maybach as a reference vehicle to test a new generation of wide tires. The German luxury car manufacturer created the one-off model as a modern interpretation of its legendary streamlined car of the 1930s. There are various allusions to the historical predecessor, which was likewise based on a powerful Maybach automobile, in this case the Maybach SW 38, and was also used by Fulda for tire testing. Jay-Z can be seen driving one in his video for "Lost One". The Exelero is believed to cost around $7,800,000.



  • Length : 5.89 m (19.3 ft)
  • Width : 2.14 m (7.0 ft)
  • Weight : 2660 kg (5864 lb)
  • Engine : V12 bi-turbo from Maybach 57 S 700 hp (SAE) (522 kW), 1020 N·m (737 ft·lbf)
  • Top speed : 352 km/h (220 mph)
  • 0-60 MPH : 4.4 seconds
  • Tires : 315/25 ZR 23
  • Fuel used for Top speed test: 110 octane

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