It’s (Semi) Official: Mercedes-Benz To Kill Off Maybach

Posted in auto industry, Maybach, News by Kurt Ernst | November 28th, 2011 | 1 Response |

The 2011 Maybach. Image: Mercedes-Benz

If you dream of owning a brand-new Maybach, consider yourself warned: you have until early 2013 to raise the $372,500 minimum price of admission for a Maybach 57, or the $423,500 it takes to own a Maybach 62. According to AutoWeek, Mercedes-Benz has finally made the official decision to kill off it’s under-performing uber-luxury brand, which never managed to achieve the 800 units per-year projected by Mercedes-Benz to make the brand profitable. Read More…

Maybach Guard: The Ultimate Armored Limo

Posted in Expensive Cars, Luxury Cars, Maybach by Kurt Ernst | March 11th, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

Image: Maybach

The richest man in the world is Mexico’s Carlos Slim Helu, who made his estimated $74 billion in telecommunications. I’m not sure where Mr. Helu lives, but I know this: sooner or later, he has to exit his secure compound and head out with the unwashed masses. When he does so, he’s now got a new choice of armored transportation befitting his net worth: Maybach has announced an armored version of their 62, called the Maybach Guard. Like the Maybach 62, the Maybach Guard offers a near-endless level of customization to suit an owners tastes. Unlike other armored limousines, the Maybach Guard isn’t a heavy, waddling pig at speed. In fact, Maybach is quick to point out that the specially developed armor plating adds just 893 pounds to the car and has no effect on handling. Even acceleration remains impressive, with 62 miles per hour coming up from a standing start in just 5.7 seconds. It’s the world’s fastest armored limo, too, with an electronically limited top speed of 155 miles per hour. Read More…

Xenatec Maybach Cruiserio Coupe Makes Geneva Debut

Posted in Geneva Motor Show, Maybach by Kurt Ernst | February 28th, 2011 | 1 Response |

Maybach Cruiserio Coupe

If you’re in Geneva for the 2011 Motor Show (you lucky bastard), don’t look for the Xenatec Maybach Cruiserio Coupe on the show floor. Auto show introductions, after all, are for common vehicles, much like your doctor or (God forbid) your plumber would drive. Cars for the elite and fat of wallet should be debuted in a more exclusive setting, away from the chaos of the unwashed masses, and the the Xenatec Cruiserio Coupe certainly falls into this category. If you want a first hand look, head on over to the gardens of the “La Réserve” hotel and look for the specially constructed pavilion; that’s where you’ll find the Cruiserio, in a setting more befitting of the cars stature. Read More…

Diddy Buys Son Another Maybach?

Posted in Maybach, News, Pop Culture by Kurt Ernst | February 3rd, 2011 | 4 Responses |

Maybach 57S

Remember last year, when Diddy caused a media frenzy by buying his sixteen year old son Justin a brand new Maybach? Guess what Justin recently got for his 17th birthday? If you came up with “another Maybach”, you’d be entirely correct. Unlike last year, when Diddy admitted the gift was expected given the rapper’s net worth, this year Justin’s earned it. As quoted by popeater, Diddy says, “Justin has turned himself around and is now an honors student, which he wasn’t before, so I wanted to treat him. It’s a collector’s car so maybe he will use it for special occasions like on a first date, but like all my kids, he prefers the simpler things than the expensive things. Simple tastes.” Read More…

Maybach’s Fate To Be Decided By Year End

Posted in auto industry, Detroit Auto Show, General, Maybach by Kurt Ernst | January 14th, 2011 | Leave a Reply |
Maybach 62S

The Maybach 62S: guaranteed to make a statement at your high school reunion.

Rumors about the death of uber-premium brand Maybach have been flying for years. In the years prior to 2008’s global economic meltdown, the Maybach seemed like a sensible gamble; there was, after all, a percentage of the population who wanted the absolute best of everything, cost be dammed. In the clear light of day, Daimler is beginning to seriously reconsider if the brand still makes sense in a more fiscally conservative climate. Read More…

The 10 Most Expensive Cars, According To Forbes

2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

The Bugatti Super Sport tops the list.

If you ever see me giving stock tips on RideLust, be afraid. I’m not a “play the stock market” kind of guy, and every spare dollar I’ve ever made has gone into cars, bikes, racing or travel (usually centered around cars, bikes or racing). With that in mind, you have a certain right to be skeptical when Forbes publishes a list of the most expensive cars. First, it’s only a snapshot in time, as new supercars are introduced every year. Next, there’s no clarification on where the prices are from, so I assume they’re a manufacturer’s list price, translated in to U.S. dollars. That’s hardly an accurate representation, as cars typically sell for higher prices in the EU than they do in the United States. Finally, any car’s price is based on supply and demand: since the entire run of Bugatti Veyron Super Sports has been spoken for, good luck finding one at the list price of $2.6 million.

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Top 10 Cars to Get Laid In.

Top 10 Cars to Get Laid In

Before you guys get all uppity and start ragging on all my selections I want you to go back and reread the title of this post. Keep in mind that it DOES NOT say, “Top 10 Cars That Will Get You Laid”, it says, “Top 10 Cars to Get Laid In” – there is a very big difference here. We all know that if you’re pimping in something super exotic at the club that your chances of getting a little action will go up. There are however some problems with this, for instance; have you ever tried to get laid in a Lamborghini, Ferrari or Corvette. There is no head room, no back seat and at the end of the night you’re going to be totally pissed if you get any bodily fluids on that fine leather. So, for that reason I’ve decided to give you a list of 10 pre-approved rides that are conducive for bangin’ boots.
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Xenatec Releases Images Of Their Maybach 57S Based Coupe

Posted in auto industry, Car Buying, Cars, Expensive Cars, Luxury Cars, Maybach, New Cars by Kurt Ernst | October 5th, 2010 | 1 Response |

Xenatec Coupe

German tuning firm Xenatec announced their coupe version of the Maybach 57S last May. The original plan was to have cars delivered to customers beginning in July, but the summer passed without any update from Xenatec. That’s changed, and 4 Wheels News tell us that the tuning firm has now released these images (or renderings, it’s hard to tell) of the finalized Xenatec Coupe to announce the cars imminent production.

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Maybach Not Dead Yet: Über-Luxury Brand To Get New Models

Posted in auto industry, Car Buying, Expensive Cars, Gas Guzzlers, Maybach, Mercedes Benz, New Cars by Kurt Ernst | September 2nd, 2010 | 4 Responses |
Maybach Zeppelin

A Maybach Zeppelin

Conventional wisdom would say that 200 to 300 units of worldwide sales is far from sufficient to keep a car marque alive, and rumors of Maybach’s demise have been circulating for months. If Automobile is correct, the brand will not only soldier on, but will see a focus on growth through new models, thanks to Daimler’s Joachim Schmidt. Schmidt sees opportunity for the high end brand in China, North America, Russia, and the Middle East, but only if the product line is revised and updated.

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A Maybach fit for Poppa Smurf.

Posted in Custom, Expensive Cars, FAIL, Maybach, Mercedes Benz by MrAngry | August 27th, 2010 | Leave a Reply |

Smurf Maybach

Ever see a fat chick in spandex, a bald guy with a comb over, or a redneck with a mullet? To the perpetrators of these fashion crimes behavior like this is completely acceptable. When out in public the stares they garner are like badges of honor as are the comments they receive from onlookers. These people revel in attention as in their minds they actually think they look appealing. The real question that one must ask however is why? I mean have they never seen a copy of GQ, Vogue or Cosmopolitan before.
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