Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG

In its first year, the S 65 AMG was powered by a 604-horsepower, twin-turbo V12. By the 2007 model year, that was replaced by a more powerful 612-horsepower twin-turbocharged V12, which launched the vehicle from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds. This was made possible from the AMG SpeedShift five-speed automatic transmission. It was controlled by shifter panels mounted on the steering wheel, which allowed for easy access and sure fire speed, even if the driver was not that experienced. Launched in 2006, the S 65 AMG coalesces cutting-edge design with advanced power to create one of the most powerful sport luxury sedans available today. The car's aerodynamic exterior, sport (not luxury) oriented interior and impressive engine were all designed by AMG, which is the infamous in-house performance tuner for Mercedes. Other features include an Active Body Control suspension, hydraulic dual-circuit brakes with brake booster and speed-sensitive power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering. By 2007 changes were made and the S 65, as well as the other S-Class vehicles, received a redesign, which resulted in a sleeker, more aerodynamic, and more brawny appearance. Exterior upgrades for the S 65 included a new front end with large inlets and side outlets that pushed air into and out of the engine, as well as new side pieces and a new rear. On the inside, AMG upgrades include leather seats with generous lateral support, an ergonomic multifunction steering wheel, sporty stainless steel pedals with non-slip black rubber pads and an analogue clock on the dashboard – not that anyone buys a car because of the clock, but AMG obviously thought that was important enough to highlight the change. However, most would probably like to save a few grand and have the old clock back, but that does not seem to be an option now does it.