Mercedes Is Actually Testing Its Enormous New Maybach Around The Ring

Word on the street is that Mercedes is about to release two new versions of its top-of-the-line S-class, both a Maybach, and a Pullman. And when you buy a new super-ultra-luxo-barge for the first time, I know you all have one question. What's its time around the Nürburgring?

Yes, yes, because everything, literally everything is tested on the Green Hell nowadays, Mercedes decided that it would be a fun idea to see what it was like when you pilot the automotive equivalent of a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier around a race track in Germany.


The tires squeal, the suspension looks unhappy, and the man trading Russian gas and weapons in the back seat probably looks even more unhappy.

Testing on the Nürburgring jumped the shark a while ago, I think we can all agree.

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I don't think the Nurburgring lap times are relevant to the type of car a Maybach should be.

So I agree with James May on this... a great Nurburgring lap time actually makes the car worse to live with.

I can see it being relevant for an AMG model, but not for a Maybach.

And if they reintroduce the Maybach, I hope they make it look much more visually distinctive.