Five cylinder engines get no love these days. Long considered an oddball configuration with neither the power of a six nor the fuel economy of a four, the straight-five was only ever really embraced by a handful of carmakers.
This disturbing vehicle caught my eye while strolling around a college campus this weekend. On the one hand, it had Mercedes wheelcovers and the badging of a very specific Mercedes racing sedan. On the other hand, it was clearly a crappy Dodge. There's something odd going on here.