4. Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
What three little letters add up to BIG performance? Answer: A, M and G. Benzes graced with one vowel and two consonants are all about ludicrous speed and focused performance for a dedicated few.
The company’s C63 follows a classic formula for automotive entertainment: cram a gigantic engine under the hood of a small car. It worked in the 1960s and ‘70s and it’s just a brilliant today.
This little AMG road-rocket is powered by a 6.3-liter naturally aspirated V8 that delivers 451 horsepower, enough to propel the car from zero to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds.
Unfortunately the C63 is only offered with an automatic transmission. To be fair, it’s a really good seven-gear unit, but still…