Remember the Xenatec Maybach Coupe? It was built back in 2009 when the Maybach limo was still being sold. This was the mother of all custom made, ultra luxury coupes. Xenatec took a fully blown Maybach limo and literally took the roof off to create their Coupe.
However the time was 2009 and the world had been plunged into a global recession, the bankers weren’t throwing themselves off buildings as they did in 1929 when they caused one of the first catastrophic banking melt downs. In 2009 they were merely hiding away in their ivory towers, protected by politicians, and waiting for the opportune time when conditions were ripe enough to do the same thing all over again.
It was too late to save Xenatec which went out of business in 2011, the company’s short life ended as quickly as it had started up in 2009. Xenatec cited high production costs and a dwindling market for the reason why it could no longer continue.
Only eight 57s Coupes were ever made, five were sold for nearly £700k each and three were never completed.
The Xenatec Maybach 57S Coupe retained the progenitors dimensions measuring nearly 6 meters in length. The underlying mechanical’s were unaltered a 5980cc 48v V12, 603bhp @ 5100rpm, 737 lb ft @ 4000rpm. The economy was rated at 14.8mpg.
There is a happy ending to this story, news has come in that an Austrian company, DC Dream Cars, has purchased the sole rights to build Xenatec’s Maybach 57S Coupe. Delivery time is around 3 months and DC Dreams are asking interested punters for very nearly Xenatec’s asking original price of £700k.