Mercedes AMG GT S
Some might find the shape phallic. Some might think it looks like Mercedes models of yesteryear. The Mercedes-AMG GT sets itself apart, no matter what you think of its shape. You’ll find the 2017 AMG GT in both a coupe and Roadster design, and the roadster easily gets the most attention based on looks alone. The interior looks like a cockpit with switches and dials lining both sides of the center console. The infotainment screen is a necessary evil for luxury purposes, but the interior would look much better without it. The seats are luxurious, even containing an AIRSCARF to warm your neck and shoulders. That’s posh.
But this Mercedes-AMG GT has a sole mission, and that’s to go fast. The handcrafted 4.0-liter AMG engine is turbocharged, making 469 horses and getting from a standstill to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. For the raw experience of driving, the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster would be one of the best luxury cars there is, and it’s just $124,400 and up.
Porsche 911 Carrera
It’s best known as a high performance sports car, but the 2017 Porsche 911 holds its own in luxury as well. Honestly, for the $91,100 starting price tag, it should. In the driver’s seat, it’s like a cockpit. Firm seating is wrapped in high-grade leather, as is the steering wheel, and most of the interior. Its German engineering can feel quirky, but you’ll soon appreciate that it’s a different type of luxury car – one that’s about enjoying the drive more than being pampered.
And even for the entry-level Porsche 911 Carrera, you’ll be smiling all day long. Its 370-horsepower boxer engine screams to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. It’s much faster if you choose one of the higher 911 configurations. And wherever you go, the recognizable Porsche shape and exhaust note will turn heads.
Bentley Flying Spur
When your heritage is all about luxury, your name is probably Bentley. The 2017 Bentley Flying Spur is a traditional, timeless yet modern take on a premium luxury sedan. The squared fenders and slightly arching body lines drop off at the trunk. Known for their unique configurations, the Bentley Flying Spur carries the torch. Monstrous 20-inch wheels are standard equipment, decadent diamond-stitched seats and door panels are available in 17 different hide colors, and deeply-stained woodgrain accents shine bright in lacquer.
And then there’s the drive. A twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter W12 sprints the Flying Spur to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds, using 616 horsepower. The heavy sedan’s top speed is 199 miles per hour. AWD is standard equipment, and the rear-biased weight distribution makes for better control of the behemoth.View on One Page