Starting at just under $231,000, the Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG (mbusa.com) is the most expensive model in the carmaker’s lineup. The lofty price ensures that sightings of the imposing GT coupe will be relatively rare. The car’s 6-liter biturbo V-12 engine generates 621 hp and a massive 738 ft lbs of torque, which is delivered to the rear wheels through a 7-speed automatic transmission. (Mercedes-Benz’s 4Matic all-wheel-drive system cannot withstand the brutal—and intoxicating—power of the hand-built V-12.)
That power notwithstanding, the S65 AMG offers a refined ride. The interior is exceptionally quiet and lavish, filled with quilted leather, polished wood, and silver trim, and the front seats may be the most comfortable of any automobile.