4 – Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
Power-to-weight ratio: 0.164
0-60 mph: 3.6 seconds
Top speed: 207.5 mph
Damn. We should’ve invested in carbon fiber. With the extent that it’s used in the SLR McLaren and plenty of customers in line, we could retire a lot sooner. Covering the car’s lines is your choice of 13 paint colors and 15 leather tones on the inside. If all you care about are green lights, the SLR will delight you with its supercharged V8 and 617 horses. Slingshot acceleration aside, there’s an eerie calm as you drive this car, even well into triple-digit speeds. After all, this is a Mercedes, so the driving experience is crisp, but not harsh. Some might even say that the experience is a bit muted from the pilot’s seat. That’s good news for would-be owners with pacemakers and possibly anticlimactic for others, but a thoroughly genuine Mercedes-Benz for everyone — everyone with $450,000, that is.
An interactive vehicle that begs for your assistance in harnessing its power