Let's Remember the 2002 Mercedes S55 AMG [Video]
From an era when you couldn't have the S-Class with a badge the size of your head comes the totally elegant S55 AMG. Obviously, older cars look more classy because we've been looking at them for longer and have grown accustomed to their proportions, but the uber-S from more than a decade ago has no flares, no wings, no carbon fiber and especially no crazy grille.
This evocative video from Mercedes themselves reminds us what the company used to be about. 500 horsepower took the biggest sedan with a three-pointed star from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds. Not too shabby considering it's only got a 5.5-liter V8.