Scaldarsi Motors’ Maybach-Based $1.5 Million Emperor I Is A Sight To Behold

While chances are, the uber-ostentatious Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 won’t make it into production, if you really want to intimidate the common-folk in a galore of luxury and opulence, there’s another Maybach with your name on it.

Like many other coachbuilds, this project seems purposefully created to be a rolling exhibit of one’s bank account, and it was created by a new, growing international firm focused on bringing “bespoke masterpieces to life” (or so they claim).

The Mercedes-Benz Rocket 900 Maybach-based Emperor I is the only product the company offers, but Canadian based, Scaldarsi Motors, plans to expand its automotive lineup in the near future, and build bespoke yachts and private jets as well.

They’re off with a bang, as even the Rolls Royce Phantom Zenith looks restrained compared to the Emperor (ant that’s probably an understatement), with Scaldarsi describing the machine as an “opulent beauty”, and the meticulous combination of the world’s finest engineers, designers, and craftsmen.

Under the hood lies the same twin-turbocharged, 6.2-litre V12 you’ll see in any S600, although it was modified by Brabus to deliver 888 hp. Enough to take the enormous limousine from naught to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.7 seconds.

The exterior design greatly differs from that of the standard Mercedes-Maybach, adopting a widened body kit, new front and rear ends, and intricate wheels. The ginormous grille governs over the entire front of the car, while some body elements are actually made of 24-karat gold (didn’t see that coming, did you?).

The cabin offers endless customization options, as there are 24 exotic animal leather offerings, 24 leather upholstery colors, and 78 type of wood veneers.

Only 10 units will be built (for now), each with a starting price of $1.5 million. The Emperor will be soon followed by the Emperor II (a Mercedes-AMG S65 Coupe), III (Bentley Bentayga), IV (Mercedes-AMG G65) and V (BugattiChiron).


  • roy

    So who looks like an uglier cousin of Genesis G90 now huh ?

  • Obsequious Lickspittle


  • Julien Lachemoi

    I…. I’m afraid I like it…

    • Tumbi Mtika

      It’s ok…
      We can help you…

      • jh

        you sure… sadly, i doubt it. only jeezus could make the blind see 😉

    • Andrewthecarguy

      You are not alone

    • B.Stokes

      I 2nd that, and idk why…. Kind of reminds me of a modernized car from the movie “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”

      • jh

        reminds me of ‘the league of extraordinary small weenies’

      • Six_Tymes

        hey your right.

      • Andrewthecarguy

        It’s steam punk with a modern flair.

        • Julien Lachemoi


  • R1S0

    wheels looks nice, but thats all i like.

  • cooper

    Holy Ghetto ride Batman!

    • Six_Tymes


  • Tumbi Mtika

    Ohh, that poor Cadillac.

    Wait a second…

  • jh

    come the f**k on… the best designers? maybe for [email protected] 50-cent typ guys that have enormously small…. wtf?
    everyone trying to make cash and topping the list. for what – this is just ridiculous. i am not religious, but i’d put that as a sin (in many ways). just a waste of everything and all of that for showing off? how weak do you have to be needing that?

    back in the (good-old) day(s), sportscars were for heroes riding on a cannonball. luxury-cars carried the luxury inside (mostly) or showed it just enough that an english gentleman still wouldn’t have a problem to be seen in it.
    everyday cars worked everyday, were basic and equipped with what was necessary – not loaded with pseudo-luxury keeping you distracted from what you were actually supposed to be doing…



    • Obsequious Lickspittle

      Ah! So that’s its name!


    forget building the beast, Donald Trump this car is you as long as it’s gold plated to match your hair and skin

  • MarketAndChurch

    Looks like something a Japanese tuner would coachbuild for an Arab sheik. It’s the perfect blend of those two worlds and is bound to make some old-world royalty very happy.

  • I must admit that – nomen est omen – it has a certain ancient Rome thing going on, but, as with ancient Rome, leave that thing 2000 years away from me.

  • Zandit75

    Looks more like copper than gold.
    The front end reminds me of an Opel, especially the white one.
    Not particularly a fan.

  • BGM

    The only thing worse than this abortion are the tools that would buy it.

  • CarCzarDesigner

    I think we have finally found Putin’s next limousine at last!

  • Six Thousand Times

    Wish i hadn’t beheld it.

  • klowik

    It looks like it’s missing something down under the grille. they should retain the air intake area under the grille.

  • Ary Wisesa

    I think it’s goodlooking. The only thing that worried me is their intention to make its interior from “24 exotic animal leather”. What do they mean? Could it be endangered animals? I really hope they won’t sacrifice endangered animals just for snobbish.

  • TedNotTheBear

    Definitely an appeal to the middle east and asia



    please make it stop, it hurts!!

  • TheBelltower

    It’s generally a fairly trashy result when someone uses gold trim to try to make a car look fancy. And it’s never good when someone does what they did to this poor Maybach.

  • TheHake

    Kill it with fire!!!!!!!

    • Obsequious Lickspittle

      Shit reputedly doesn’t burn.

  • Beelzaboot teriaksun

    the sheer size of this thing… it looks very opulent, so it inspires the right feeling.

    I couldn’t imagine the ride quality with those wide wheels on the back . but the fitment is proper

    Wouldn’t mind seeing one, but I’d nevery buy one. It’s just too much ..

    Like Julien Lachemoi said ” I…. I’m afraid I like it…”

  • fabri99

    Well, at least it’s completely different from any other tuned S-Class out there. If you’ve got to give it to some tuning company, these guys will at least give you something different. It stands out, but in a good way. I would change a lot of thing, but I like the idea.

  • Kash

    I thought this was based on the CTS. lol. I do like it though.

  • psiqtas

    Definitely a 21st century pimp-car – a classic of its kind!

  • Mafio

    Leave the rims, the interior and tone down some of the bronze trimming…I’d drive it in black.

    Im ghetto excruse me.

  • kimbentsen

    Butt ugly.

  • tom gris

    A face only a russian mother could love

  • dean

    very restrained and understated, it could use a little chrome to make it stand out a little from the crowd

  • Poison_Eagle

    Looks like that time I walked in on my grandfather taking a dump and we made eye contact.

  • Big Black Duck

    why didn’t they do this with a Rolls or a Bentley?

  • Eric D

    Over the top and I love it!

  • Stephen Tsai

    That’s just GAUDY! Trump will take 2! 😉

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