The S500 was the undisputed King of Cars back in hip-hop’s shiny-suit era—that was until rappers discovered even more unattainable brands to name-drop. But in a triumphant return to the automotive game of thrones, the 2014 S550 is taking heads. Simple, yet striking on the outside, the Boss Benz’s latest interior is on an office-meets-spa type of vibe. Amply outfitted for driving or being driven in, unique features such as its cabin atomizer and seats with hot stone massage functionality will keep you calm and collective, no matter what ruckus you encounter on the road.
Range Rover Sport
Remember when cats used to clown you for rocking Uncle Ralph’s Sport line instead of his pricier stuff? Yeah, that whole stigma won’t apply to Range Rovers—especially now that the Sport’s latest generation is more decisively its own truck than ever before. Weighing in at almost 800 lbs. lighter than the outgoing model—thanks to aluminum unibody construction—2014’s take on a classic is squattier and sleeker than ever before, and with the available supercharged V8, officially the fastest Range Rover ever built. How fast? It’ll best a Porsche Boxter in a 0-60mph sprint. Son, a Porsche.
Bentley GTC V8
Like a 25-pound Dookie chain, drop-tops typically scream impracticality, and can often cause more trouble than they’re worth. That’s unless you’re flying Bentley’s latest V8 GTC. In its handsome second-generation skin, the new 8-cylinder (12 still available) offering of the coupe-convertible pulls better mileage than its predecessor, with only a nominal drop in horsepower. Add standard AWD, electronic ride-height control, plus an ample cabin, and you’ve got an “impractical” vehicle you could practically push on the daily.
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