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Maybach Exelero, A One-off Car Built To Test Physical Limits Of Carat Exelero Tyres

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Maybach Exelero, A One-off Car Built To Test Physical Limits Of Carat Exelero Tyres - autojosh

Maybach Exelero, a one-off sports car built for Fulda, a subsidiary of Goodyear, to test their new Carat Exelero tyre range.

The Maybach Exelero was influenced by the Maybach SW 38 and built on the platform of the Maybach 57 full-size luxury car.

Exelero two-seater sports car was made by Stola (now part of Blutec) in collaboration with DaimlerChrysler.

Fulda’s wants the Exelero to be able to reach speeds of 217+ mph in order to test the physical limits of the Exelero tyres.





Maybach Exelero, A One-off Car Built To Test Physical Limits Of Carat Exelero Tyres - autojosh

Maybach Exelero, A One-off Car Built To Test Physical Limits Of Carat Exelero Tyres - autojosh

The Maybach Exelero is a one-off high-performance two-seater sports car unveiled to the world for the first time in 2005 at the Tempodrom in Berlin, Germany.

Made by Stola (now part of Blutec) in collaboration with DaimlerChrysler, the Exelero was commissioned by Fulda, a German subsidiary of Goodyear, to test their new Carat Exelero tyre range.

The Maybach Exelero was influenced by the Maybach SW 38 and built on the platform of the Maybach 57, a full-size luxury car made between 2002 and 2013 and succeeded by Mercedes-Maybach S-Class.

Maybach Exelero, A One-off Car Built To Test Physical Limits Of Carat Exelero Tyres - autojosh

Maybach Exelero, A One-off Car Built To Test Physical Limits Of Carat Exelero Tyres - autojosh





Maybach Exelero, A One-off Car Built To Test Physical Limits Of Carat Exelero Tyres - autojosh

Maybach Exelero, A One-off Car Built To Test Physical Limits Of Carat Exelero Tyres - autojosh

Powering the Exelero is a twin turbo V12 Engine, which produces 690-horsepower at 5000 rpm and 752 ft⋅lb (1,020 N⋅m) of torque at 2500 rpm.

This engine made by the defunct Maybach (now a part of the Mercedes-Benz division of Daimler AG) offers a supercar performance, allowing the Exelero to reach a top speed of 351 km/h (218 mph) and a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration time of 4.4 seconds.

Maybach Exelero, A One-off Car Built To Test Physical Limits Of Carat Exelero Tyres - autojosh

Maybach Exelero, A One-off Car Built To Test Physical Limits Of Carat Exelero Tyres - autojosh

One of Fulda’s stipulation was that the 2.66 tonnes Exelero should be able to reach speeds in excess of 350 km/h (217 mph) in order to test the physical limits of the Exelero tyres.

And so, on 1 May 2005, former N24 and Le Mans winner, Klaus Ludwig steered the Exelero around the Nardo high-speed bowl in southern Italy to a verified speed of 218.3mph, breaking a record for a luxury limo on street tyres.





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