The 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG has some wide-ranging competition, from the relatively inexpensive Nissan GT-R to the hyper-exotically priced Lexus LFA.
The Porsche 911 Turbo performs in the same stratosphere, but it's just as iconic-and less pricey.
The Nissan GT-R's even more of a bargain, at less than half the price of the SLS, but its clunky transmission and mass-market nameplate take the luster off its unearthly acceleration and grip.
The Lexus LFA is a touch slower and twice as expensive as the SLS AMG, and it's so limited in production, you may never see one-ever.
The real competition here is the Audi R8 V-10; fueled by a Lamborghini engine, shod with all-wheel drive, and planned with a spacious, well-fitted interior, it's also offered as a convertible for 2011.
All that's missing? A historical hook.
|2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS||2012 Lexus LFA||2009 Nissan GT-R||2008 Audi R8|
|N/ABrowse Used Listings||$375,000Browse Used Listings||$76,840Browse Used Listings||$109,000Browse Used Listings|
|11 MPG City / 16 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy|
|N/A||Gas V10||Gas V6||Gas V8|
|N/A||2-Door Coupe||2-Door Coupe||2-Door Coupe Manual quattro *Ltd Avail*|
|N/A||Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||All-Wheel Drive|
|N/A||Coupe||2 Door Sedan||2 Door Coupe|
|N/A||Automatic w/manual shift||Manual||Manual|