Maybachs are hardly a rarity in the Emirates. Forking out more than $350,000 for automotive luxury scarcely bats an eyelid among the UAE’s glitterati. And yet sometimes fate plays a dutiful hand. Our recent excursion to downtown Dubai, for example, uncovered this.
Produced by German [ahem] coachbuilders Xenatec (whose most recent exploits included armoured limousines), this Cruiserio Coupe was part of a hyper-exclusive million-dollar range launched to improve Maybach’s ailing sales.
But pitted against the formidable Bentley Continental, the Cruiserio failed to hit the sweet spot and only eight were sold. Those double-brake calipers couldn’t slow Maybach’s financial downward spiral, and the company will close its doors in 2013.
A sad-end for Daimler’s luxury brand, certainly. But it’s nice to know that luxury still has a quirky side >>>
Source – autoblog.com