5. 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupe
Like the Audi R8, Mercedes’ SLS AMG GT Coupe is a road-going beast. This supercar is built around a lightweight aluminum space frame that weighs just 530 pounds. Delivering explosive acceleration the car is powered by a hand-built 6.3-liter V8 that pumps out 583 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. That’s enough thrust to blast from zero to 60 mph in a claimed 3.6 seconds.
Base price for this lovely, low-slung automobile is right about $205,000, which is comparable to the median home price in the United States. Along with a litany of budget-busting options, there’s one that’s supremely frivolous and extremely pricey. For a mere $1,900 you can grace your SLS with carbon-fiber side-view mirror caps! In for a penny, in for a pound, right?
Of course if that’s not enough roughage in your motoring diet there’s always the “Extended Interior Carbon Fiber Package,” which is a mere $7,250. It dresses the car’s cabin up with the featherweight, woven material.