Best Of The Best 2006: Ride To Valhalla

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  • Gregory Anderson

Press the top of the shift lever in the $367,000 Maybach 57 S, and you almost can hear the opening chords to Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries.” And that is just from the starter button. In the S version, twin superchargers force-feed an additional 61 hp—for a total of 604 hp—to the rear wheels, and a larger-diameter exhaust system allows the enhanced 6-liter V-12 engine to exhale more freely.

Signature styling elements include 20-inch wheels, a monochromatic exterior, and an interior appointed with piano-black lacquer and carbon-fiber trim. When commissioning a Maybach, you have approximately 4 million different choices you can make, but the only one that really matters involves the engine. Select the S if you want to hear tubas blow and cymbals crash.

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