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 2nd, 2008 3:00am By Brian Potter
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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
Sep 3rd, 2008 3:21pm
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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
Sep 3rd, 2008 10:47am
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darko2301 darko2301
will have to try that with my maybe lol
Sep 3rd, 2008 3:10am
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Malhaar Malhaar
wow.. the mafia could really use that...
Sep 3rd, 2008 1:16am
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unknownuser unknownuser
Sep 3rd, 2008 1:16am
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catchmyshadow catchmyshadow
just like gliding on ice, really smooth :D
Sep 3rd, 2008 1:01am
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carbonsigma carbonsigma
Sep 3rd, 2008 12:13am
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The_woo_factor The_woo_factor
I like to see this car in Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift. Hahah....
Sep 2nd, 2008 7:22pm
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The_woo_factor The_woo_factor
Easy buddy! This car costs more than a house!
Sep 2nd, 2008 7:19pm
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BabyMilo BabyMilo
i like the idea... it would be soo much fun but i dont like the presenter...
Sep 2nd, 2008 4:52pm
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3Iceman 3Iceman
Mona Lisa is just a painting. This is pure art.
Sep 2nd, 2008 4:29pm
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michelin901 michelin901
its the 612hp 62S in the video and not the 550hp 62 as mentioned in the review. nonetheless a great limousine
Sep 2nd, 2008 3:11pm
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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!
Sep 2nd, 2008 1:56pm
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unknownuser unknownuser
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.
Sep 2nd, 2008 1:05pm
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Bremen_Koenigsegg Bremen_Koenigsegg
Fluff journalism + Super elegance = Juvenile fun =P
Sep 2nd, 2008 11:16am
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carcrazy1234 carcrazy1234
wut a beautiful, "composed" drift :D:D:D absolutely epic hahah.
Sep 2nd, 2008 10:12am
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Tuner_Mad Tuner_Mad
Wow... anyway, I car has that amount of power, so use it. =P
Sep 2nd, 2008 9:28am
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Tuner_Mad Tuner_Mad
Oops, 'A car'.
Sep 2nd, 2008 9:29am
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manels manels
3 tonnes of co2 were produced shooting this hahaha
Sep 2nd, 2008 8:13am
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BavarianMS BavarianMS
Sep 2nd, 2008 8:11am
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