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Maybach loses its roof

Discussion in 'The Maybach Lounge' started by Alx, Oct 31, 2005.

  1. Alx

    Alx Well-Known Member

    This thing is gangsta!!!

    http://www.drive.com.au/editorial/article.aspx?id=8721&vf=1

    A US car modifier has created a Maybach for all seasons with a soft-top roof that folds into the body. </B>

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    The world-first convertible version of the million-dollar Maybach 57 limousine is the brainchild of coach builder Genaddi Design Group, which uses a modified version of the Mercedes-Benz CLK soft folding roof.

    The convertible conversion costs $209,000 but that's after you've bought the car, which in Australia costs about $1 million.

    Genaddi says it used computer aided design to overcome the significant engineering challenges in keeping the body rigid after peeling off the roof and then removing the structural support.

    Most car manufacturers shy from building four-door convertibles because rigidity is far more difficult - and costly - to achieve than with a two-door version.

    Just in case having one of the only convertible Maybachs around isn't exclusive enough, Genaddi says it has many other options available for an "additional investment".
     
  2. Centurion

    Centurion Well-Known Member Premium Member Contributing Member

    Oh so they are really pulling thing project off. I saw that chop something like two years ago but I never thought that MB or someonw would go as far as producing a MM cab.
     
  3. Alx

    Alx Well-Known Member

    Looks like they did, its an older pic, but someone did it... those 65 AMG rims are so evil on that car i love it!:eek2:
     
  4. Beemer B773ER

    Beemer B773ER Well-Known Member

    Umm...... hmm, let me try and find the right words for this... (searching ...)

    ah yes, found it: WHOLEY SHNIZZLE MA FIZZLE!!!!!!! :eek2:

    You're damn right about it being Gangsta Alex... WOW. :cool:

    The AMG rims looks awesome on it too. Heck it's even got the SL55/65 side-vents.
    Is thata more aggressive mouth I see on the car.. coz if it is, then this thing is tha sh!t..!! Lovin it.

    Ofcourse the whole drop-top thing is just awesome too!!

    Wonder if MB will take up on this since Bentley made the Drophead Convertible, and Roller made the 100EX convertible. ?? :D
     
  5. Alx

    Alx Well-Known Member

    My favorite convertible, from this moment on! Its official. :usa7uh:

    Unreal style and it is so aggressive! Side vents, rims and all!

    Its just soo pretty! :eek2:
     
  6. audi_rudy

    audi_rudy Member

    ive seen this before but each time i see it i go int post dramatic stress...those rims are hot on that car :usa7uh: and all that extra work really makes me like a mm for one of the first times
    happy holloween everyone!!
     
  7. ADGvast

    ADGvast Well-Known Member

    This looks pertty cool.... it just changed the style of MM.... they really done a great job.....
     
  8. Beemer B773ER

    Beemer B773ER Well-Known Member

    I think you forgot to mention that blacked-out front grill too.

    I'm just wondering whether that's a 'normal' MM 57, or a 57S.

    Now if only we could see the back of this thing. If it's anything like an AMG rear-end, then OMG, this thing will be the absolute KING of convertibles..!!
     
  9. Beemer B773ER

    Beemer B773ER Well-Known Member

    [Broken External Image]:http://www.vgdauto.com/newimages/MybchFrntClosed_small.jpg

    [Broken External Image]:http://www.vgdauto.com/newimages/MybchFrntOpn_small.jpg

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    BIGGER pics here: http://www.vgdauto.com/maybach.html


    I knew that Genaddi name sounded familiar. It's the same company that made that extra-LWB RR Phantom called the Black Tie..!!
    [Broken External Image]:http://www.vgdauto.com/phantom/SideFrmRear_small.jpg


    ** Just having a second look at those Maybach pics with the convertible roof up, that are PS's huh ? :eusa_doh:
     
  10. Beemer B773ER

    Beemer B773ER Well-Known Member

    Guys .... seems like they not only chopped the Maybach, but also the RR Phantom...!!

    [Broken External Image]:http://www.vgdauto.com/newimages/WhtPhantmFrntOpn_small.jpg

    [Broken External Image]:http://www.vgdauto.com/newimages/BurgndyPhantRearClsd_small.jpg

    Yes, those pics are PS jobs, ..but here's the text which makes it clear that they are offerring a drop-top Phantom:

    As the perfect highlight to the perfect car, the Rolls Royce Phantom is available from Genaddi Design Group as an open-air car. With our years of working with the finest aluminum bodies we are able to offer this upgrade to you, creating a one in a million driving experience. This is a perfect balance of the finest luxury and sport for only the most discerning connoisseur.

    The Phantom is a highly engineered machine, well balanced with great design integrity and pure performance. Only the most knowledgeable craftsmen are able to undertake such an arduous job. Choosing a lesser craftsman could lead to a final product that rattles or disintegrates. We at Genaddi Design Group, with 23 years of know how believe our work speaks for itself.

    As you begin this process with the choice of the Tarragon, your car becomes your creation as well with options in color, wood selection, leathers, ultra-suede, top material, theater and audio, chrome wheels, stainless steel or aluminum windshield surrounds and more. It is our privilege to offer you the opportunity to have one of the most unique vehicles of our time with a warrantee that is matched to the factory.


    Link: http://www.vgdauto.com/tarragon.html

    :cool:
     
  11. Beemer B773ER

    Beemer B773ER Well-Known Member

    Well, just having a closer look at this image. You can see that it's a photoshop job, because the pattern on the steps just above the first row of seats is identical to another part of the steps.

    But nonetheless,... it is an awesome looking car...!! Hopefully there'll be real pictures of it soon. :eusa_pray


    [Broken External Image]:http://www.vgdauto.com/newimages/MybchFrntOpn.jpg

    :eek2:
     
  12. rammie

    rammie Member

    Yeah it definitely is a chop. As you said BeeMerBoi it really looks good, but the RR Phantom convertible is just WOW! I hope that they'll make it happen! :)
     
  13. Zafiro

    Zafiro Well-Known Member

    the profile look better on the Cabrio. The front and rear is still horrible.
     
  14. Alx

    Alx Well-Known Member

    i think its insane... they are great convetible makers.... all th ecars look perfect.... its an incredible job, with lots of thought into it. great detail.
     
  15. wltsm

    wltsm Well-Known Member

    That's a great PS, the MM looks really hot in that picture!

    And those 65 rims look awesome!
     
  16. abunawafff

    abunawafff New Member

    NO WAY:icondrool

    that is a photo shop for sure.... even the coupe phantom's... ;)

    they put the idea out ...and hope some owner is actualy going to do it...

    i have never seen anything to prove they have done this conversion to these types of cars....

    they should be called Gaddani idéa's:banana:

    any way i would give my car to these people who have had more experiance...with converting cars....to open top

    http://secure1advancedemedia.com/newportconvertible_com/store.tpl?rnd=6071&cart=10605987084475148&
     
  17. Alx

    Alx Well-Known Member

    Thier work is real nice!!! The Charger SRT looks amazing...
     
  18. zetableh

    zetableh Member

    I know there is the loss of rigitity, but man, those roll hoops look STUPID!
     
  19. Osnabrueck

    Osnabrueck Well-Known Member

    I think it's awesome. The lines of the Maybach 57 mesh well with this convertible concept.

    Problem is - I'll believe it when I see it. Even if these guys are the undisputed experts of chopping cars - the kind of craftsmanship invloved to get a specimen working on a level that's satisfactory with the price of entry and conversion will be difficult to achieve.

    Color me skeptical, but if they could pull if off it'd be bad-ass.
     
  20. Beemer B773ER

    Beemer B773ER Well-Known Member

    I think they should pursue a Maybach 57 Drop-top because we're seeing RR developing the Corniche, so there surely will be a market for it.

    I wonder just how much attention Maybach is paying to the Corniche in terms of a response.
     
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