If you want a big luxury coupe – and we do mean big and luxurious – Bentley and Rolls-Royce would be glad to hook you up with a Brooklands or Phantom Coupe. But Maybach would be left shrugging their shoulders. That's where Xenatec comes in. Back in May the German coachbuilder announced a partnership with Maybach to turn the über-Benz into a two-door coupe, details of which have just been released.
To turn the four-door limousine into a two-door coupe, Xenatec solicited the pen of one Fredrink Burchhardt. Don't recognize the name? Burchhardt was the same talent behind Maybach's last foray into coupedom with the high-speed, one-off Exelero. Xenatec and Burchhardt started with the Maybach 57 S and fitted new side panels, fenders, bumpers and replaced four doors with two longer ones. They also chopped down the roof and raked the windshields front and back at a steeper angle. But while the body and interior have been modified, the running gear hasn't, so the existing 612-horsepower twin-turbo V12 carries over unchanged.
Only 100 examples of the Xenatec Maybach coupe will be produced, each built to order to the buyer's specifications. That means just about any of the Maybach saloon's features can be specified, as can a glass roof, 20 or 21-inch wheels, or – drawing from Xenatec's background in ballistic protection – even armor plating. But don't think for even a second that it won't cost you, and cost you dearly, with a list price of 675,000 euros. Details in the press release after the jump, with a fresh crop of images in the gallery below.
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