When thinking about sports cars and supercars, Mercedes-Benz is usually not the first name that comes to mind. The German brand is usually linked to luxury cars, Formula One and DTM race cars. However, the Stuttgart-based automaker has been meddling with the concept since the late 1920s, when the SSK was launched; a two-seater designed by Ferdinand Porsche himself. The Mercedes-badged sports car made a comeback in 1955 with the iconic 300 SL "Gullwing" and the Uhlenhaut Coupe. The latter was based on the W196 race car and at the time of its appearance - no official launch took place - was regarded as the world’s fastest car. Mercedes built a handful of concepts from the 1970s through the 1990s, but it didn’t offer a production supercar until 2003, when the SLR McLaren debuted.