Jay Z Rapper's $8 million Maybach Excelero spotted in town (Photo)

The car weighs over 2.6 tons and can reach a speed of 218.38mph.

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An estimated $8 million Maybach Excelero car owned by American rap mogul Shawn Corey Carter, also known as Jay Z has reportedly been spotted in town since it was acquired in 2014.

The car weighs over 2.6 tons and can reach a speed of 218.38mph.

A one-off custom-built Maybach was unveiled in May 2005 at the Tempodrom in Berlin. Commissioned by tyre company Fulda, the Exelero is a chopped-down two-seater coupe, though it's more than just a show car - in tests at the Nardo high-speed oval, the prototype reached a speed of 218.38mph, despite weighing over 2.66 tonnes. It is capable of acceleration from 0-60mph in 4.4 seconds.

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The car's design was the result of a competition amongst students at the Pforzheim Polytechnic Department of Transport Design, which has worked on show vehicles for Fulda in the past.

The design of 24-year-old Fredrik Burchhardt was chosen, and his work was co-ordinated with that of the Maybach design centre in Sindelfingen.

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