For as long as we can remember, we've wanted a vintage Mercedes Benz 300SL parked in the Uncrate garage, so when we see its iconic gullwing doors appear on a new MB model, we just have to tell you about it. Luckily, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG ($TBA) isn't any old Benz. Packing a front/mid-mounted 6.3-liter AMG V8 good for 563 hp, a 0-60 time of just 3.7 seconds, and a top speed of 197 mph, this new coupe is an absolute rocket, and boasts stunning, retro-styled looks that are sure to turn heads — just in time to see you fly past. [via]
Space age materials and technology meet mid-century design in the Rizk Auto RA ($180,000). Based loosely on the 1957 Aston Martin DBR2, the RA sports a striking, classic body made from aircraft-spec carbon composites, a full carbon chassis, adapted Aeron chairs for seats, height adjustable steering, reach adjustable Tilton pedals, a choice of 6- or 12-cylinder Jaguar E-Type engines or a LS3 Corvette V8, and NASA Aerogel Insulation — the same stuff used in the Mars Rover Program. So while you might not be able to visit the red planet, your car could.
Based on the Shelby Daytona Coupe — the only American car ever to win the FIA GT World Championship — the Shelby Daytona Coupe Le Mans Edition ($TBA) is a modern day take on the classic racer. It features upgrades such as wider 18-inch wheels and tires, front and rear fender flares, a functional billet aluminum top, Alcantera suede seats, a suede Momo steering wheel, and more. In addition, this throwback beauty is powered by the customer's choice of motors based on the Ford 351 Windsor block, including a Roush 402R V8 good for 530 hp and 515 lb-ft of torque, or more than enough power to live up to its mighty heritage.