Seeing a Maybach in New York City is as common as having a cupcake from Crumbs by Bryant Park. This time, we stumbled upon this elegant vehicle right next to the Murray Hill area. The watch on our wrist, a classic Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore ref. 25721ST.OO.1000ST.01.
Maybach is an ultra-luxury car brand founded in 1909 by Wilhelm Maybach and named Maybach Motorenbau in 1912. The company became famous during WWI and WWII as the company was responsible for manufacturing the engines for zeppelins, tanks, trains and tanks for the German army. In 1960, the company was purchased by Daimler-Benz and it's currently owned by Daimler AG out of Stuttgart, Germany.
After failed attempts to compete against Rolls-Royce, it has been announced that Maybach will cease operations this year. The company leaves behind approximately 3,000 vehicles that were made since its revival back in 2002. The last Maybach was produced in December of 2012. Now, could the car in the picture be the very last Maybach ever made?
During the past 11 years, Maybachs have been sold in two different lengths under the model names 57 and 62 —the model number reflects the length of the vehicle in decimeters. Additionally, there are two other less popular models: the Landaulet and the Guard. The Guard is an armored version of the 62 that is the perfect automobile for those watchlifestylers seeking protection everywhere they go —especially while cruising the streets of Mexico or Colombia.
Fitted with electronic curtains, fully reclining climatized backseats, 19" cinema screen, automatic transparent partition for full privacy, intercom system to communicate with the driver when the partition is closed, duplicate instruments for rears passengers —in order to stay informed regarding the speed, time and exterior temperature— and individual rear seat entertainment system, the 62S is Powered with a 6.0L V12 Bi-Turbo engine with 620 hp.
In addition to all of its luxurious features and superb design, the Maybach 62S is characterized by outstanding engineering and effortlessly superior performance. An exceptional car created for true connoisseurs. For those that are savvy enough, a Maybach can be spotted from a block away. If you feel like making a grand entrance on your next dinner at Lavo, make sure you arrive in one of these amazing automobiles.
Last know Sticker Price $467,600 USD. For more info on this fabulous car click here.