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Maybach Laundaulet news - The wind in your heir - 2007
If you’re the sort of tinpot dictator who likes to
feel the wind in your hair as you waft through hoards of subservient minions, Maybach
might just have the car for you.
This is the Maybach Landaulet, an open-topped version of the
presidential-chic 62 S and quite possibly the most over-the-top way to ruffle
your toupe… short of a head massage by a well-oiled John McCririck.
A landaulet is, effectively, a half-folding roof - a canvas
top that folds back over the rear passengers while retaining the front cabin
and the side walls. That means that your chauffeur remains mercifully covered
and hidden from view while you can absorb the gushing praise from your loyal
subjects without the hindrance of a roof.
That roof will open in just 16 seconds when the chauffeur
flicks the switch - obviously controlling one’s own roof is far below the remit
of the true autocrat.
The Landaulet is powered by the same six-litre V12 as the 62
S, which develops 612bhp and will power the uber-cabrio to 60mph in the five
second region… quick enough to evade the most hostile revoluationaries.
Price? Well, there’s no official word, but suffice to say
that ‘GDP of a central American nation’ might start to cover it.