1. Sir Stirling Moss and his Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR 722Amongst fans of racing, the numbers 722 instantly correspond to Stirling Moss and Mercedes-Benz, who completed the infamous Mille-Miglia road race in 1955. It took Sir Stirling 10 hours, 7 minutes and 48 seconds to complete the incredibly dangerous 992-mile road course, and at a barely-believable 98.53 mph. The 722 was the time he started the race in the morning. That very same car still exists, and Mercedes maintain it so well that it can still be driven properly and at speed. Enjoy this superb piece of filming with the Sir Stirling and the incredible sound of the 300 SLR. Link
2. Mercedes-Benz SLR McLarenIt's hard to believe that it's already been 13 years since the SLR McLaren was first seen on roads, and yet this amazing car still looks fresh today. With a 5.5 litre supercharged V8 producing 616 horsepower and 580 lb ft of torque, a 0 - 60 mph time of 3.4 seconds, a top speed of over 210 mph and in-gear acceleration so fast it could just about warp time, the SLR McLaren is still one of the meanest supercars on the roads today. Jay Leno takes us on a tour of his personal car, and describes in-depth what it is like to live with and drive. Link
3. 1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 (Grosser Mercedes)As most people like to joke about, the 600 was (unfortunately) well known as a favourite amongst third-world dictators such as Nicolae Ceausescu, Idi Amin, Pol Pot and Saddam Hussein. On the flip side of that though, they've also been owned by notable names including Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Elizabeth Taylor, Rowan Atkinson and Jack Nicholson, to mention but a few. When it was launched in 1963, the 6.3 litre V8 was the world's most expensive car, costing more than even a Rolls-Royce. Perhaps part of the reason behind that was because not only is almost every part of the car bespoke, but the majority of moving parts are powered by a complex hydraulic system! In another video by Jay Leno, we're taken on an interesting tour of the 600, and he shows us what it's like to drive one. Link
4. Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6And now for something completely different. Mercedes have always produced a diverse range of cars, and the G63 AMG 6x6 shows that they can make brutish beasts with the very best of them. Actually, the 6x6 is really in a class of its own, because unless you include truck manufacturers, no other major car maker produces a 6x6 pick-up truck or SUV. The G-Class 6x6 is on a whole new level when it comes to off-roading, and it's easier to show what it's capable of, and how exceptionally massive it is, in this video... Link
5. 2016 Mercedes-Benz S600 MaybachOkay, perhaps not the car most would include in a list of Merc's cars. However, the Maybach is kinda unique in the fact that they offer a car that'll outpace the majority of cars on the road, while giving its rear-seat passengers the kind of luxury you'd normally see in the closed-off first-class section of an international flight. The S600 Maybach is so luxurious and spacious, that even offerings from Rolls-Royce and Bentley can barely compete with the sheer amount of tech and gadgetry inside this limousine-like car. Be great for a long road-trip eh! Link
6. Mercedes-Benz 280If you want a car with about as much character as possible, then the seventies-era Mercedes 280 has to be on your list. There are very few affordable classic cars that can compare with the Merc 280 for such magnificent poise, and today these are sought-after cars for good reason. In another beautiful Petrolicious film, one owner of a 280 talks about why he wanted one, what went into restoring the car and why he loves it so much. Link
7. Sir Stirling Moss & Lord March drive the Mercedes-Benz W196 at GoodwoodBack in the 1950s, Mercedes made some of the most spectacular-looking racing cars, which are so eye-wateringly stunning that they;re like pieces of art. Thankfully, Mercedes don't pack their cars in cotton wool and sit them in a museum permanently, but instead like to actually use them properly. In this video, Sir Stirling Moss and Lord March (he of Goodwood car festival fame), drive two versions of the W196 racer. Turn the volume up for this one guys! Link
8. Sauber Mercedes-Benz C11 racer - onboard at Spa-FrancorchampsFor those among you who love racing, Mercedes has had a rich history in motorsports, and the 5.0 litre V8 twin-turbo 1990 Sauber Mercedes C11 is one that sticks firmly in the mind, being both beautiful in body and sound. This onboard lap of the C11 at Spa-Francorchamps is a short but sweet video, and you'll definitely want to listen to this through either some good speakers or headphones, and let that heady mix of spooling turbos, tuned V8 and various other glorious mechanics all working in harmony bring absolute pleasure to your ears... Link
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