Ah, Mercedes-Benz. Just the name brings up thoughts of expensive country clubs, upper-class attitudes, and feelings of being in the 1%. Their flagship sedan, the S-Class, has always been a leader in its market since the 1970s, and despite the high entry price, still sells itself better than the competition. The previous-generation W220 was the one that brought this fantastically flashy flagship into the 21st century, and now some of the most powerful ones (namely, those with some sort of forced induction) can be had for a fraction of their original value. For reasons that shall be discussed later, we’re going to focus on the S55 and S600, as the S65 is significantly harder to find even today. Read the rest of this entry »
A few years back Mercedes Benz, widely considered the automotive standard of the world, decided they were not quite up to tip-top standards anymore. With that realization, the Maybach brand was reborn with the goal of showing those stuck-up Brits a new definition of luxury. Read the rest of this entry »
My Aunt Randi and Uncle Dan saw this car and a few others at Bleinhem Palace in Oxfordshire recently. It’s a Venturi Atlantique, only one of 12 ever brought to England–but it’s even rarer than that. This is the sole twin-turbo model ever imported into Britain. So, what you see here truly is a one-of-one car. It looks gorgeous.