As we all know, Iron Man is a tank unto himself. While this contest is all about superheroes and their new cars, we would not dare suggest putting one such as Iron Man behind the wheel knowing he can fly. The epic battle scene of him taking on fighter planes is evidence enough of how little use Iron Man would have of an automobile. Tony Stark, on the other hand, is a different story.
Billionaire playboy alter egos are all about having a sweet ride. Much like Bruce Wayne, it is almost guaranteed that Stark owns a fleet of luxury vehicles and sports cars. But Stark was looking for a new car and not one just to be part of his fleet. This one is his baby and his go-to car for when he needs to reach the Iron Man suit in a jiffy.
When not donning the Iron Man suit, Tony Stark had previously picked whatever car matched the day’s mood. A problem started to arise, though — business and other pursuits sometimes put him out of immediate reach of his Iron Man suit. Stark realized he needed an Iron Man themed vehicle with the speed and power to get him to the suit in a hurry should he need to take care of any unexpected actions on the part of his enemies. But as a big-shot billionaire, Stark wanted to keep a sense of luxury and sport in the process. Enter Stark’s brand new 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S. Handcrafted under the direction of race car drivers, Stark had his Mercedes highly customized and painted the same red that covers most of the Iron Man suit.
The handcrafted AMG 4.0 liter’s eight cylinders thrust the power needed to get Stark where he needs to be in a hurry. Twin turbos have been mounted inside the Mercedes’ “V” force-feed massive boost to each direct injected cylinder, delivering 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds for the 503-hp AMG GT S. Its massive torque is unleashed from a press of the gas pedal with a growling exhaust that intimidates all other drivers standing between him and the suit. The dark limo window tint sometimes draws the notice of police, who frown on such things, but the powerful engine leaves any who would pursue, law enforcement included, in the dust.
Think Stark’s ride is at the top of the pack? Put it to the test by taking a look back through our other superheroes’ crazy cars. Remember, you’ll soon be voting for your favorite. Which defender of justice will you send to victory?