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Video: Elegant Drifting with a Maybach

Despite weighing over 2,800 kg (6,184 lbs), being rear wheel drive and having a 550hp V12 under the bonnet producing 900 Nm (663 lbs/ft) of torque, it's still easy to imagine the difficulty in drifting a Maybach 62 around a curve. However, the chaps at iMotor have taken the challenge, of course with the help of a skilled driver, a nice new tux and a wet slick track.  The only thing missing from the video is a sip of bubbly while drifting through the turn.

[Correction:  Vehicle is a Maybach 62 S with 612 hp]

Source: iMotor via Autoblog.nl
Published Sep 1, 2008 8:00 pm By Brian Potter
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Comments (20)

 loyo loyo
pretty impressive, but to be honest, i've seen videos of trucks and even buses drifting that impressed me a lot more... and those things weigh over 6 tonnes
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September 3, 2008 8:21 am
 dbehmoaras dbehmoaras
wow people are either running out of cars to play with or are losing their minds. i find this idea to be quite hilarious even though its a demonstration of quality engineering. wow
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September 3, 2008 3:47 am
 darko2301 darko2301
will have to try that with my maybe lol
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September 2, 2008 8:10 pm
 Malhaar Malhaar
wow.. the mafia could really use that...
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September 2, 2008 6:16 pm
Nice!
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September 2, 2008 6:16 pm
 catchmyshadow catchmyshadow
just like gliding on ice, really smooth :D
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September 2, 2008 6:01 pm
 carbonsigma carbonsigma
Respect!
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September 2, 2008 5:13 pm
 The_woo_factor The_woo_factor
I like to see this car in Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift. Hahah....
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September 2, 2008 12:22 pm
 The_woo_factor The_woo_factor
Easy buddy! This car costs more than a house!
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September 2, 2008 12:19 pm
 BabyMilo BabyMilo
i like the idea... it would be soo much fun but i dont like the presenter...
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September 2, 2008 9:52 am
 3Iceman 3Iceman
Mona Lisa is just a painting. This is pure art.
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September 2, 2008 9:29 am
 michelin901 michelin901
its the 612hp 62S in the video and not the 550hp 62 as mentioned in the review. nonetheless a great limousine
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September 2, 2008 8:11 am
 benz_man benz_man
While it wouldn't look as pretty in slow motion with beautiful music, I could drift a 50ft Penske truck on a closed, wet course. I'm not as impressed as most. Slip angles on wet asphalt are the same as dry, they just creep up much sooner!
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September 2, 2008 6:56 am
That's some good quality fun. Brings back memories of high school days doing silly things with my dad's old 560Sel in unshoveled school parking lot after it snowed.
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September 2, 2008 6:05 am
 Bremen_Koenigsegg Bremen_Koenigsegg
Fluff journalism + Super elegance = Juvenile fun =P
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September 2, 2008 4:16 am
 carcrazy1234 carcrazy1234
wut a beautiful, "composed" drift :D:D:D absolutely epic hahah.
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September 2, 2008 3:12 am
 Tuner_Mad Tuner_Mad
Wow... anyway, I car has that amount of power, so use it. =P
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September 2, 2008 2:28 am
 manels manels
3 tonnes of co2 were produced shooting this hahaha
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September 2, 2008 1:13 am
 BavarianMS BavarianMS
~~!~~!~~Nice~~!~~!~~
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September 2, 2008 1:11 am