Going as convertibles do, Maybachs never figure on the top of the list. A convertible is more of a self driven vehicle associated with youth whereas a Maybach is a sign of chauffeur driven sophistication. Or at least that’s what we though before we came across the 2011 edition of the Maybach Landaulet.
This brilliant car is a convertible and chauffeur driven vehicle all in one. It allows its passengers to expose the rear of the car while maintaining a roof and a partition from the driver. The roof can be completely opened up in a few seconds with the help of an electro-hydraulic system. The roof can be opened or closed in a mere 16 seconds.
Amongst celebrities, Birdman who also owns the most exclusive car in the world owns one of these beauties.
Other features of the car include audio, video phone and navigation systems that are standard. The driver can use all these by voice commands. A lifetime subscription to SIRIUS Satellite Radio is included with every Maybach. The safety of the car has been kept in mind by re-enforcing the integral tubular steel structure of the walls of the car since the roof is removable.
The seats are upholstered in Grand Nappa leather and feature multi-contour seat backs with dynamic lumbar supports. All the seats are electrically adjustable for fore/aft, height, seat back and cushion angle, cushion length and head restraint height. Both the front and rear seats in the Maybach are heated. The shoulder belts automatically adjust to the height of the driver or passenger, which helps to enhance their protective capability.
To protect from the sun and guard from the gazes of strangers, the Maybach features rear high-grade fabric window curtains that can be operated from all four seats (electrically-operated curtains for the rear side windows are optional).
As mentioned earlier the car costs a cool $1.4 million and Maybach allows customers to personalise the vehicle to their tastes. That costs extra though.