The German top-premium marquee has officially confirmed its plans to present the long-awaited Maybach 62S Landaulet concept vehicle at the upcoming motor show in Dubai set to begin next Tuesday.
Sources say that there is a good chance the concept will go into a super-limited series.
Although the loss-making German brand that was resurrected by Daimler in order to create a serious competitor to the British Bentley and Rolls-Royce marques would definitely like to produce the ultra-luxury cars by hundreds, if not thousands, there is clearly just not sufficient market for this kind of toys.
After all, the folks that really can afford this kind of vehicles usually seek maximum protection from the hostile environment that can often manifest itself in a form a rocket-propelled grenade or a .50 caliber armor-piercing bullet fired from a Barret M82 semi-automatic sniper rifle.
The concept’s most interesting part is its rear section equipped with a retractable roof.
Controlled from the driver’s compartment, the roof takes only 16 seconds to fold. The roof doesn’t eat the precious space in the trunk, rather hiding behind the back seats.
Inside, the Maybach 62S Landaulet features white leather, white fabric, and white velour, accented with either black piano lacquer trim, or black granite with gold detailing.
The partition between the driver’s cabin and the passengers’ section is basically a transparent LCD screen, which may go opaque at a push of a button.
The list of amenities includes, but is not limited to, a DVD player, six CD-changer, and cooler, as well as reclining armchair seats, LINGUATRONIC voice control and this sort of stuff.
The Maybach 62S Landaulet concept is powered with a powerful 6.0-liter V12 engine, co-designed by AMG.
Capable of producing up to 612 hp and 738 lb-ft (1000 Nm) of torque available from 2,000 to 4,000 rpm, the twin-turbocharged engine will provide the car with a decent zero to 62mph acceleration time and will probably be capable of motivating an armored version of the car, if any.