I just couldn’t get myself to write about this magnificent vehicle on the prowl. The video (after the jump) has left me so speechless! Fortune’s Sue Callaway is one of the luckiest people in the world as she got to drive the Maybach Exelero. This is definitely one amazing car that someone with a colossal bank account can dream of acquiring…..for $8 million dollars. This one-of-a-kind German supercar is a19-foot-long, 6,000-pound coupe with 23-inch wheels and gas mileage of 2.5 mpg at full throttle. The 700 hp (514 kW) with a bi-turbo V12 engine is a one-off design commissioned by Fulda Tyres. The beast was built to develop Fulda’s ultra-low-profile Exelero tires and break a speed record for a car of its proportions and mass, which it did: 218 mph, or 351 kilometers per hour.
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The sensuous black and red interiors are equally mesmerizing. The center console is a sleek tower of piano black wrapped in neoprene as mysterious buttons beckon. Lipstick-red carbon-fiber bands grace the doors and dashboard, yards of black leather wrap the deeply bolstered seats, and brushed aluminum accents the gearshift knob, pedals, and surrounds. Unfortunately for those few people who might actually be able to afford such a machine, Maybach has no plans to put the car into production – for now, at least, it will remain a show car. However, the worldwide reaction to the car has been so strong that Mercedes execs admitted they are considering a Maybach two-seater, although officially “there are no immediate plans.”