Maybach, Germany's storied maker of opulent automobiles, can trace its roots to the jet engine manufacturing company founded by Wilhelm Maybach and his son Karl in 1909. While the Stuttgart-based badge eventually abandoned the aeronautical industry, the emphasis on high-powered performance engineering remained at the company's core. Revived by Daimler AG after a nearly 40 year hiatus in 1997, Maybach occupied an exclusive niche in the corporation's lineup, producing some of the most sought-after luxury sedans in the world. Unfortunately, the Maybach badge was discontinued in 2011 due to flagging sales and low consumer demand for the manufacturer's brand of ultra-high-end passenger cars.
Maybach 57 In the 57 sedan, Maybach pairs a high-performance powertrain with an ultra-luxurious "living room," replete with Champagne flutes and a rear refrigerator, for the ultimate high-class driving experience.
Maybach Exelero Concept The Maybach Exelero is a one-off concept vehicle that showcases parent company Mercedes-Benz's ultimate high-performance technology in a stunning design.Costing an estimated $8 million to build, the Exelero looks like something driven by a superhero — and it has the engine to match.