$8 Million Car, Still Worth Less Than a Taurus


This is a nice car, no doubt about it. But the argument that the vehicle took $8 million to develop and is thereby worth said amount would merit a Ford Taurus sticker price of $1 billion. You heard it here first: if you are a true billionaire, you drive a recently discontinued Ford Taurus. Anyone else is just a poser. For $8 million, I need a faster 0-60, an ejection seat, and for my car to speak all sarcastically like KITT. What about you?

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Hmmm, production you say? Well maybe I will buy one then. And to all nay sayers who want a ride in it?.....the answer is no.

About the styling cues : This car was not just pulled out of thin air in the middle of the day of the 21 century.

This is an updated design using modern manufacturing techniques and materials of a car first built in Germany in 1938. So there is some deep automotive styling history here, not just some off the wall idea from an avant garde design house.

This from http://cars.ign.com/articles/618/6…

The Excelero project is actually a joint venture between Maybach and German tire manufacturer Fulda. Fulda has been making all sorts of high-performance rubber for almost a century, and is well known for using high-profile one-off vehicles to advertise itself. Past vehicles include high-speed buses, special trucks and racing cars. Oh yeah, Fulda also once used a super streamlined Maybach to test high-speed tires (over 200 kph) way back in 1938.

Though the original Maybach/Fulda car was lost during WW2, it is still remembered as one of Fulda's most beautiful test vehicles. Now that DaimlerChrysler resurrected the Maybach brand, Fulda felt that it was time to reintroduce a streamlined luxury supercar to the world.

As you well know, car and tire technology has changed a lot since the days of the war, so Maybach and Fulda can't just rebuild a mere 200 kph (148 mph) car and call it a day. Fulda needs a car to test its 315/25ZR23 tire that is capable of speed of over 350 kph (217 mph). For those of you not literate in reading tire sizes: this tire will fit a 23-inch rim, be 313 millimeters wide (or over a foot wide) with a super-low profile sidewall. More importantly: this tire is not designed for race cars — it's designed for standard street legal ride. Well, a street-legal ride that can go almost 220 miles per hour.

Good day.