Top 10 Cars of the 2012 LA Auto Show

Top 10 Cars of the 2012 LA Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series

Like harboring the Incredible Hulk under your floorboards, Mercedes put AMG’s most powerful engine to date under a thin layer of carbon fiber in its new SLS AMG Black Series.

The car has 622 hp and 468 lb-ft of torque and sounds nothing short of vicious. Mercedes wasn’t shy about showing that off during the car’s unveiling, but nobody seemed to mind. But the exhaust note isn’t even the most striking thing about this car.

Its bright yellow paint makes the car almost impossible to walk past without a wayward glance. Stopping to stare, you’ll quickly notice just how much carbon fiber the brand put into its range-topping SLS.

The masive rear wing is one of the hardest pieces to ignore, and increases downforce substantially at high speeds while managing to keep drag in check — or at least that’s what AMG says.

  • G978

    It may not be a sports car but it should be the best driving midsize sedan. Great design too and one people can actually buy and use on a daily basis. well done Mazda.

  • Brian

    The 1.8 liter turbo engine from Ford is being recalled for engine fires. Maybe not the car you want to put as #1 on your list, unless its a car that is most likely to kill you list.