Robb Report Editors Select Exclusive Maybach 62 As Consummate Holiday Automotive Gift

Extraordinary Luxury Sedan to Adorn Cover of

19th Annual 'Ultimate Gift Guide'

Oct 22, 2002, 01:00 ET from Robb Report

    MALIBU, Calif., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The editors of luxury lifestyle
 authority Robb Report today announced the selection of the opulently appointed
 Maybach 62 as the consummate automotive gift for the upcoming holiday season.
 Accordingly, Daimler-Chrysler's new "super luxury sedan," which is priced at
 approximately $350,000, will adorn the cover of Robb Report's 19th annual
 "Ultimate Gift Guide."
     Scheduled to reach newsstands on November 21, "Ultimate Gift Guide"
 answers the question of what to give when cost is no object.  This eagerly
 awaited special issue offers 21 items developed exclusively for Robb Report
 readers.  Representing a total value of more than $200 million, these gifts
 include an $80 million luxury submarine and Formula 1 Champion Michael
 Schumacher's Ferrari F1-2000 race car (valued at $1.6 million), as well as
 specially designed international excursions.
     One of the most extraordinary luxury sedans ever built, Maybach earned
 international acclaim for its exceptional styling and luxurious accommodations
 during its prominence in the 1920's and 30's.
     Named for its length of 6.2 meters, the Maybach 62 is powered by a
 5.5-liter, 550-hp, V-12 engine which generates a zero-to-62 mph speed of
 5.4 seconds.  This exceptional performance is matched by distinctive styling
 that melds historic lines with contemporary elegance.  Boasting interior
 roominess rivaling that of first-class air travel, the Maybach 62 is equipped
 with an unparalleled list of appointments.
     "Given the significance of Maybach's return and the impact that it is
 making in the luxury automotive industry, it is ideally suited as our ultimate
 holiday gift," explained Brett Anderson, Robb Report's Senior Vice President,
     "We are extremely pleased that Robb Report has bestowed this special
 accolade on the new Maybach.  This distinction as the ultimate gift is a
 fitting symbol for the upcoming launch of our new super-luxury sedan, not to
 mention the rebirth of the legendary Maybach brand," said Wayne Killen, brand
 manager for the Maybach.
     Each month, Robb Report offers exclusive editorial and stunning
 photography of automobiles, yachts, private aviation, real estate, fashion,
 watches, jewelry, travel and epicurean life.  The magazine provides a detailed
 guide to the products, events, issues and passions that capture the attention
 of today's affluent consumer.  For more information, access the publication's
 Web site, .
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