Stuttgart, Germany – Maybach has announced its Zeppelin, a new top-line model, that will premiere at the Geneva Motor Show. It is a successor to the Maybach Zeppelin that was considered the ultimate in high-class automotive engineering in the 1930s.

The flagship Zeppelin will be the most powerful Maybach ever, along with a unique paint finish, meticulously crafted interior materials, and several new options including a perfume atomizer. It will be built in a limited edition of 100 cars worldwide.

The Zeppelin will be build on the Maybach 57S and long-wheelbase 62S, with 6.0-litre V12 twin-turbo engine, delivering 640 horsepower and 737 lb-ft of torque.

Features include 20-inch Chrome Shadow wheels, new streamlined mirrors, contrasting leather interiors, piano lacquer trim finish, lambskin carpeting, and standard silver champagne flutes.  The optional perfume atomizer is an internally-illuminated Plexiglass sphere on the rear centre console, into which owners can insert a vial of preferred fragrance and have it fanned into the cabin at the push of a button. Two fragrances exclusively developed by Maybach are included.

In Germany, the 57 Zeppelin will retail for €406,000, while the 62 Zeppelin will be €473,200. The exclusive perfume atomizer can be ordered for an additional £3,950. The new model goes on sale in March, with initial deliveries expected in September 2009.

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