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  • The new Maybach is here...in very limited numbers

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    For those of you who are interested in purchasing the most exclusive, elusive cars out there, or are merely interested in motoring updates and wistful dreaming, any news of the new Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet should be a major cause for excitement. Following on from last year's Mercedes-Maybach S600, which exhibited a larger, limousine style, the S650 is a comparatively more zippy, convertible affair, though remains as sumptuous as they come.

    Limited numbers, exclusive ethos

    In keeping with the air of opulence and uniqueness that Mercedes are successfully attempting to convey here, the S650 is limited to a mere 300 models. That's you, Roman Abramovic, Donald Trump and 297 others, though the latter may, in fact, struggle to pick one up as there are only 75 available in the USA. If anyone can, however, it's probably him. For a convenient ease of reference, the number of your new Maybach will be displayed on what we are sure will be a very swanky cup holder.

    Whopping prices, considerable features

    For an admittedly hefty $322,000, you will receive a car of the utmost in style and opulence, with speed and functionality to match, as well as a branded luggage set. A roar from 0-62mph in little over 4 seconds, with a maximum of 155mph, are just a few of the press-released stats, and the car boasts a 6.0-litre twin-turbo V12 engine, which provides 621 hp and 1,000 Nm of torque through its impressive 7G-Tronic seven-speed automatic transmission. Phew! As for decor, the S650 is designed with a yacht in mind, with 'waterfall'-like upholstery, flowing lines and an aesthetic ethos that speaks of 'hot and cool' simultaneously. Oh yeah, and the headlamps are encrusted in Swarovski crystals, just to round things off nicely.

    Better get saving, right?