The Maybach Zeppelin was a series of cars built by Maybach. First introduced in 1928, the Zeppelin range of cars was named in order to honor Maybach's history as a manufactuer of Zeppelin aeronautical engines. The Zeppelin cars were offered in two main variants, the DS7 and the DS8. DS stood for 'doppel sechs' meaning double six in German, which is a reference to the cars being powered by V12 engines. Available as cabriolets or saloons, the Zeppelins cars were never named Zeppelin by Maybach, but it has become the accepted way to reference these cars as they featued the word 'Zeppelin' on a bar between the front headlights. Production of the Zeppelin range of Maybachs ended in 1938.