You Can Get Crazy Supercar Performance For The Price Of A Used Minivan

As some of you may know, I am generally fond of the W220 Mercedes, and this car is a prime example why it's such an insane value for money. 604 HP, 738 ft-lbs of torque, and a realistic 0-60 time in under 4 seconds, bone stock. Ladies and gentlemen, this is why depreciation is a very, very good thing.


Everything about this car is next level. Its 6.0 liter twin turbo V12 is the exact same engine as the one used in the $300,000 Maybach, and a derivative of what's used in the Pagani Huayra. It has enormous 6 and 4 piston Brembo/AMG brakes, and has the curbside manner of a fully-loaded, mint condition Mercedes S class. You can get all of this performance, luxury, and prestige for less than $27k, when the original sticker price was over $170,000. For me, at least, it's the perfect car.

Then there's the mods you can do. A simple ECU tune would get you to-wait for it-740 horsepower and 850 ft-lbs of torque. This is about the same power as a Ferrari F12, with WAY more torque. You'd be able to do the quarter mile in 10 seconds, and have a top speed of well over 200 miles per hour. As I've learned from my S600 and S500 experiences, maintenance really isn't that bad on these cars, and although it is a bit more expensive than a regular car, the rewards alone are worth it.


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