With the announcement of the Maybach line of cars coming to an end in the near future, we are surprised to see tuners releasing some custom work. Ever since the German custom shop Xenatec filed for bankruptcy, it appears that the modified Maybach 57S models will become a rare luxury car in a few years. However, this didn’t stop the tuning experts at Office-K from cooking up some new modifications for the four-door limousine.
If you missed this, then take a look at the chopped up Maybach 57 that Jay-Z and Kanye West used in their music video Otis. They decided that since the Maybach was an older model, why not turn it into a piece of art and use it in a music video. After shooting the video, they put it up for auction where it pulled in a measly $60,000 USD a few days ago. At an original price of $350,000 back in 2004, that is quite disappointing, yet they say some of the money was donated to charity. Check out more pictures of the Maybach 57 with the front and back being swapped, along with the rough welded wheel arches.
The tuners at Project Kahn have put this Maybach 57 together for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29th. Typically, royal weddings are celebrated with commemorative stamps, coins and other expensive memorablilia, but this one will be unique with a custom Maybach 57 limousine for the newlyweds. The high-end luxury car has been fitted with a 4HRH license plate to stand for “For His Royal Highness”, and features a pearl white paint job with 22-inch Kahn RS rims. The tuning firm smoked out the taillights and added some unique touches to the interior which is hidden by Pentagon privacy glass.
The German tuners from Xenatec have released this latest masterpiece based on the Maybach 57 S Coupe and it does look amazing. Based off the Maybach 57S, the build will be limited to 30 units, each priced at €675,000 without taxes. In Germany the car will have the price of €800,000 with all tax included. When comparing to a stock Maybach 57S limousine, the major changes seen here are on the B and C pillars, doors, side panels, and front and rear fenders. An example is the B-pillar moved 20 cm back, resulting in the new door panels leading to the taillights to allow 20 mm more width at the rear wheel wells. Xenatec finished the exterior styling with a set of 21-inch wheels, rear diffuser, and installed new front and rear bumpers with a more sporty look for the customers.
The high-end car manufacturer Maybach has revealed a new eyewear collection for those interested in luxury glasses or sunglasses. This eye wear will be produced by the German maker IVKO, and the lenses are from Zeiss. Made from high quality materials, the glasses style range from fine wood, to leather, natural horn, titanium, 18-carat white, yellow, and rose gold. Several types of Maybach sunglasses and regular glasses are also available that all sport the Maybach logo. This collection of new Maybach eyewear will launch towards the end of October 2010, and be available for purchase through the company outlets.