Craving Maybach

The Maybach 62S appears at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show.

The Maybach 62S
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This blog is all about things we crave, and what could be more craveworthy than the Maybach 62S? It sat there at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show, penned off in a small booth all by itself. From the outside, it looks like pure evil, ready to devour unsuspecting motorists in the darkness of desert highways. The inside is a whole different story. It looks like heaven. When I die, I want to be buried there. It's more sumptuous than any pharaonic burial chamber.

The Maybach 62S interior
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Powered by a 543 horsepower V-12, the regular Maybach 62 is no slouch. But the Maybach 62S, introduced at last year's Beijing Auto Show, uses twin turbochargers to pump the engine up to 604 horsepower, taking it to 62mph in 5.2 seconds. The rear seats offer all the amenities you could want (just let the chauffer drive). The two seats are individually adjustable, with ottomans that fold out from the bottom. Each seat gets its own video screen and foldaway tray table. Few private jets offer passengers this level of comfort.

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About the author

Wayne Cunningham reviews cars and writes about automotive technology for CNET. Prior to the Car Tech beat, he covered spyware, Web building technologies, and computer hardware. He began covering technology and the Web in 1994 as an editor of The Net magazine. He's also the author of "Vaporware," a novel that's available as a Nook e-book.

 

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