To celebrate the twenty-fifth and last year of the vehicle’s life, Mercedes-Benz has thrown a power party for the paramilitary G-wagen. Bolting on a blower adds an extra load of power (it’s now up to a whopping 469 hp, 120 hp more than that of the previous, naturally aspirated G55) and more than enough low-end torque to wind up a full country club’s worth of envious necks. The most powerful G-class ever, the 2005 G55 has a nearly six-figure price that is topped only by that other warlord in civilian dress: the HUMMER H1.
ENGINE: 469-hp, supercharged, 5.5-liter V-8
BOTTOM LINE: Rommel would have loved one.