W196 R StreamlinerS

That feeling you're getting, right now? That's your body trying to cope with the fact that you'll never be as awesome as Fangio winning the 1954 French Grand Prix in a Mercedes W196 R. This was the first Grand Prix entry by Mercedes that was naturally aspirated, and eventually the 2.5L straight-8 engine went on to make 340hp at 10,000rpm.

This exact car, raced by Juan Manuel Fangio, sold at auction this past July for £19.7M, or $31.7M.