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Scaldarsi Emperor I; Mercedes-Maybach S 600 modified to excess?

Welcome to arguably the most unique luxury vehicle on the road today; the Scaldarsi Emperor I, an exercise in pure excess, based on the latest Mercedes-Maybach S 600.

Scaldarsi Emperor I Maybach S 600

The Emperor I starts life as a Mercedes-Maybach S 600, then slips into the hands of the Montreal-based team who has absolutely gone to town. With a price of $1.5 million, only ten units are slated for production, but the options list puts any other manufacturer to shame.

Aside from the 24-karat rose gold accents, there’s a choice of 24 colours for the leather upholstery, 24 different types of animal hide, and no less than 78 choices of wood veneers for the interior.

On the outside, a lot of Mercedes-Maybach’s design has been thrown out the window in favour of a wide bodykit, herculean front grille and more rose gold than we’ve ever seen on an automobile, or on anything for that matter. You be the judge how these materials and design tweaks have come together.

Scaldarsi Emperor I Maybach S 600-rear seats

Mechanically speaking, the Emperor I is powered by Brabus’s twin-turbo 6.3-litre V12, nabbed from the Brabus Rocket 900. The unit is good for 662kW of power and 1500Nm of torque. So, despite the excessive weight from all that gold, the Emperor I is certainly no slouch, with 0-100km/h done and dusted in 3.7 seconds.

As you’d probably expect, the team at Scaldarsi has got some wild options, including custom-engraving on your champagne glasses, ridiculously-bling key fobs, tote bags and a special edition Emperor Rolex watch.

Chances are you’ll be hearing a lot more about Scaldarsi due to the fact it has plans for an Emperor II, III, IV and V, made up by the Mercedes-AMG S 65, Bentley Bentayga, G 65 AMG and the Bugatti Chiron, respectively. We’d be lying if we said we weren’t excited about seeing how a Bugatti Chiron looks after the Scaldarsi-treatment. For what it’s worth, Scaldarsi is also planning a leap into the world of custom yachts and private jets.

Alexi is a contributing news journalist and junior road tester at PerformanceDrive. He has a passion and appreciation for the engineering in cars, as well as new technologies that lessen the impact on the environment. His dream cars are an M3 to drive to work, and a LaFerrari for the weekend.