I think part of the Alpha was based off the Wraith, I'd rather it have been full-Wraith however.
I always felt a little Maybach Excelero in the Alpha, but I think the 67S would be a great competitor to the Schafter, but then of course generally speaking they're the same car.
Unfortunately Rolls-Royce and Bentley don't really break from the pack on new and exciting.
Actually, the Alpha's overall large shape and size is based off of Cadillac Sixteen, which is this car
But also based on the Cadillac Ciel, ATS, and XLR-V.
I totally agree the Alpha inherited more from Cadillac than it did Maybach, but I can dream can't I? lol
A shame they never made the concept Sixteen, a truly beautiful car.
lol, It doesn't take Albert Einstein to figure that one out.
Actually, one of the stores I work with sold Maybachs. Although I'm a fan of the product I also own an S600 and compared to the Rolls and Bentleys we had I think you would be hard pressed to justify the cost associated with the Maybach.
The problem was that they wanted them to be bespoke and couldn't sell them for less than their S Class. If they were in the $200k range like the Bentleys they would've done well as the Bentley's did struggle, they didn't go under. When 2009 hit every exotic brand was suffering. Gallardos sold half of what they normally did that year and sales stayed flat up until its retirement. Brands like Maybach that couldn't really show the value in the price and didn't evolve over time outwardly suffered the most. Today Rolls has already introduced two new lines, the Ghost at Maybachs old cost and its brother the Wraith and continued to expand because their marketing works and they stayed edgy so it had less to do with the car and more with Mercedes' plan on how to sell it.
Don't count Maybach completely out. Word has been spreading of an "S" labeled as a Maybach. If you like Maybach then keep your eyes on November 2014 in Los Angeles. I have hope.