Porn Again.

(Pictured: The 1000HP Hennessy Viper. More on this one in a later
post. Hennessy is the porn king of American cars and reportedly a real prick. E-mail him.)

This
will be an on-going follow-up post to my "Nature Porn" comments a few
months back. In my my previous post, I covered the world’s most obscene
SUV for the money—the Hennessy Grand Cherokee SRT-8.

Like all
Hennessy cars, this Cherokee offers a compelling alternative to
something else, such as, for example, a walk through the woods. Others
are a satisfactory subsitute for Viagra. Or so say the older people who
can afford them — so they say, it is said, sadly.

As a former
canoe camper and devotee of Sigurd OIson (although he did hoard
electric motors and land), I have always worried that I may be leaving the wrong impression.

So, here, for starters, are my first picks for the world’s most obscene* "on-road-or-track-only" rides:

1) The new Mercedes AMG SL series. In their 12-cylinder variants they pump out a cool 738 ft. lbs. of torque (and that’s all that matters.)

2)
Yet even in this rarified territory everyone still knows that stock
sucks. With this in mind, I suggest you call the service manager at Sears
and ask him for the cell number of the Renntech SL owner I met this morning. I am pretty sure he’ll trade his privacy for a chance at prestigious local press.

What? Like this blog isn’t?

A pox on your Prius.

(*note: what constitutes an "automotive obscenity" is hotly contested)