On the list of cars we think would make the basis of a nice coupé, the Maybach is probably bottom.
Yet German company Xenatec has done just that, shedding the rear doors of the Maybach 57 S and turning it into a sleek two-door.
What's more, it has the full blessing of Maybach owner Daimler, who is providing 100 cars to Xenatec. The company will re-skin the 57, leaving the interior untouched, and sell each for €650,000 (£570,000) with the manufacturer warranty intact.
It's not going on sale in the UK because most of our rappers make do with Range Rovers and beige Jaguar X-Types, but the first hundred people to write a cheque in the US, Russia or Asia will get one.
The conversion involves moving the pillars and widening the body, with extended wheel arches for a broader stance. It's still nearly six metres long - bigger than a Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé.
A set of 20-inch rims come as standard, but 21-inchers are available too. Power stays the same, so it gets a 6.0-litre turbo V12 with 621bhp.
Mark Nichol - 21 May 2010