To some of us here at TopSpeed, the world may be all about cars — but from time to time, the world on which we drive needs protecting from some great and cosmic evil. Be it suspension-caving potholes, rising sea levels, terrorist plots, or interstellar space gods bent on wiping out all life in the universe to win the affections of Death herself; sometimes, we just need a hero. And when that day inevitably comes, it would be nice to know what those heroes will be driving.

I’m a huge comic fan — have been for many years. But then again, so are a lot of people these days. Thanks largely to the Batman films and Marvel Cinematic Universe, people around the world now know more (on average) about the Marvel canon than ever.

If all goes well, and the Power Cosmic is with us, this will be the first in a series of articles — an "Ultimate Crossover," if you will, between the heroes and villains of Marvel/DC and the cars they’d drive here on Earth-616. We’re starting with the MCU Avengers, on the basis that they’re kind of a big deal right now; especially given the coming transition into Phase III films, and the complete print reboot slated to follow Battle World.

Wait...did none of that mean anything to you? Don’t worry. Because the whole point of this Ultimate Crossover is to bring together the two most obsessive-compulsive groups on Earth (gearheads and comic fans), and smash everyone up into an overwhelming orgy of nerd-tastic nitpicking concerning details somehow both bitterly contentious and gloriously irrelevant. At this point, we’re really just a few gamers short of "There Will be Blood." Though that’s probably also about as inevitable as a Stan Lee cameo.

Ground rules: All vehicles have to be production models no more than 5-ish years old. They have to have at least four wheels (so no motorcycles, because who cares about motorcycles), and must be available for sale to the general public. Those are the unalterable, indisputable, not-up-for-debate rules. Now watch as I blatantly violate at least one of them in this very article.

So, if you like this bit of scribble, and our Ultimate Crossover Series, feel free to comment, share, and let me know what characters from the Marvel/DC universes you’d like to see in future installments. I’m thinking either X-Men or MCU villains next. Be sure to speak up in the comments.

Let the pointless nitpicking commence!

Nick Fury

Most modern fans know Nick Fury as Samuel "Furious Anger" Jackson, and there’s no doubt anyone could have done it better. Mostly because Nick Fury literally is Samuel L. Jackson. When Marvel did the 2001 Ultimate Universe series, they modeled the comic version of Nick Fury after Jackson. It was only later that they contacted Jackson himself to play the live-action version of the comic book character that was modeled after him.

In the MCU, Nick usually drives some kind of undercover S.H.I.E.L.D. vehicle, notably the armored Tahoe from Winter Soldier. That’s probably fair enough. Nick’s a government agent, and Tahoes are government vehicles. But it was also a pretty glaring example of product placement for GM, the same as Black Widow’s Corvette Stingray in the opening scenes.

Still, it’s pretty hard to imagine Nick Fury driving a Chevrolet to and from work. He’s the head of a major international spy and anti-terrorism organization based in Washington D.C. The guy’s got to be making a little better than Chevrolet money; but Nick’s also not the type of guy to spend a lot of time thinking about style or luxury. The living definition of "pragmatism," Nick would go for a machine that simply does what it does, without ever drawing too much attention. He’d want a car that could handle any task he threw at it reliably, competently and without complaint. His car would have to be practical and tough, high-tech yet low-key, and capable of outrunning anything HYDRA could throw after it.

Nick Fury would drive: A 2014 BMW M5 Anniversary Edition

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True, the original Nick Fury wasn’t exactly a big fan of Das Germans; despite what the MCU says, he was the original leader of the Howlin’ Commandos in WWII. But, I’d like to think he’d learn to forgive, and appreciate the practicality and pure awesome performance of the most powerful sedan BMW has ever produced.

Packing 600 horses by way of a twin-turbo V-8 engine, the Anniversary Edition M5 offers 25 more than even the competition Package. That’s good for a crushingly quick 3.7-second sprint to 60 mph; down a full 0.4 second from the Competition model. It’s got enough attitude to satisfy a guy with an eyepatch and a black trench coat, but still wouldn’t look out of place tooling around D.C. GM product placement aside, and even at $132,000, I can’t imagine Nick driving anything but.

Read our full review here.

Captain America

To be clear: Everyone knows Captain America rides an old chopper. Depending on who you ask, in canon it’s either a Harley or an Indian; though I prefer to think of the latter. Either way, the bike really is integral to Cap’s character as a WWII vet. However, given this series’ strict "nobody cares about motorcycles" rule, we’ve got to look elsewhere for the modern, four-wheeled equivalent to a 1930s Indian chopper. It has to be the kind of vehicle that, no matter where it goes, just screams "historical provenance," "American," and "proud of it." Of course, there are a lot of criteria to consider, and literally dozens of different...

Oh, to Hell with it. It’s a Mustang. It was always going to be a Mustang.

Captain America would drive: A 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302.

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Granted, according to the MCU canon, Steve Rogers was frozen all through the 1960s; so the Mustang probably wouldn’t evoke any real nostalgia for him. But that’s only true in the movies; the comic canon has it that he was only frozen until the 1960s, when he was revived by the Avengers. So yes, he would remember the original Mustang quite well. Fun fact: Almost all of Cap’s plotlines in the MCU (first movie, winter Soldier ect.) were originally written in the 1960s.

So, Cap would recall the Boss 302 as well as anyone around at the time — and the modern car has to be about the closest thing to a "four-wheeled Harley Davidson" as exists today. Granted, the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500 is arguably even more American, and more chopper-like than the Boss 302. But Steve would almost certainly see it as gaudy and over-the-top. The 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca, just as much so, and uncomfortable. Which leaves the question: Why the previous-generation Mustang, and not the newer one? Cap would say "It looks like a space ship. I’d rather keep my boots on the ground."

Performance-wise, the Boss would feel comfortably familiar to Cap; its 444 horsepower, 5-second 60 mph time and 13-second quarter-mile isn’t too far off of an old Harley chopper’s performance. You can pick a used Boss for about $30,000 these days — a reasonable price that would appeal to Cap’s old-man sensibilities.

Read our full review here.

Falcon

Falcon Would Drive a: 2014 Ford Taurus SHO

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Why the Taurus SHO? Because it’s basically a Mustang, but a lot less cool. Seems fitting for Captain America’s sidekick du jour.

Make no mistake, though, the SHO is definitely cool in its own way — if you’re the kind of geek who likes under-rated things that were really groundbreaking a couple decades ago. Just like the Falcon himself. He was the first African American ever introduced in a comic book who didn’t have "black" in his name, a la "Black Panther" or "Black Mamba." That might not sound like much of a big deal today, but it certainly was in the Civil Rights era.

Ford’s original Taurus SHO was a big deal in its own era, too. This firebreathing hellion of a car helped to bring high-performance daily drivers into the mainstream in a big way. Later versions in the 90s were also weirdly cool, if only because they looked like normal Taurii (yes, that’s the agreed upon plural), but carried a Yamaha-built V-8 engine under the hood. The modern SHO might not be the most visually stunning car in the world, and the "Taurus" badge probably isn’t helping any; but with 365 horsepower of twin-turbo V-6 under the hood, this beast will run head-to-head with a Mustang GT at about 5.8 seconds to 60 mph.

So, the Taurus isn’t "cool" per se, and it’ll always be a sidekick to the Mustang; but it is high-tech, it’s a lot more capable than it seems, and at $35,000 used it’s something that even a military vet on a fixed income could conceivably own.

Read our full review here.

Black Widow

Ohhh...ahhh...Corvette Stingray. Yes, we all oogled over the Black Widow’s ride, but there’s just no way in Hell she’d drive a Corvette, Stingray, concept or otherwise. In yet another example of product placement gone wrong, Black Widow simply got the wrong car.

Those who just tuned into the MCU might not know, but Natalia Alianovna "Natasha" Romanova (aka Natasha Romanoff, aka The Black Widow) originally appeared as a femme fatale villain in 1964’s Tales of Suspense. A primary antagonist of Iron Man, Natasha was actually a Russian secret agent sent by the Red Commies to spy, infiltrate, steal and assassinate anyone or thing required. She switched sides and joined the Avengers in the 1980s — and only then because of her love for Hawkeye, another former villain turned superhero.

Good thing she did though, because this baddest of bad girls is one of the very few completely un-powered, completely human individuals in Marvel history to independently pose a serious, personal threat to Iron Man or the Avengers. But she’s on on the "good" side now — more or less.

Black Widow Would Drive: a 2014 Audi S5

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Before explaining this one, it might be easier to go into why Natasha wouldn’t drive a Corvette. First, because her primary assets (aside from her primary assets) are her intelligence, stealth, speed, agility and ability to slip into and out of anywhere unseen. Despite her often gunslinging role in the MCU, it’s the scenes where Natasha is in disguise, sneaking around, or psychologically manipulating people that really defines her character. "I’m whoever you want me to be," she says. And she means it. So, the Black Widow would never drive anything as ostentatious as a Corvette; if anything, she’s even more pathologically secretive than Nick Fury.

Second: Natasha might work for SHIELD now, but she’s not exactly what you’d call an "American patriot." True, she defected to the Avengers and SHIELD, but those were always just the means to a personal end. Natasha’s loyalties and predilections are her own, and she wouldn’t be caught dead in anything as brashly American as a Corvette. Her tastes would almost certainly run to something restrained and European.

An Audi S5 would fit her bill almost perfectly. At $53,000, it’s only average in price. It’s looks hardly draw a crowd. It looks like the kind of car driven by any middle-class, middle-management office drone on his way to and from the suburbs. She’d almost certainly have hers in silver, too; as the most popular color in America, and by far the most popular on German cars, this car would stick in memory about as well as the shrubs in said suburbs. The Audi S5 is, as near as possible, invisible.

But it’s also got 333 horsepower, and can hit 60 mph in 4.8 seconds on the way to a 13.1-second quarter-mile and 153 mph top speed. It pulls a respectable 0.90 g on the skidpad; but most importantly, the S5 uses Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive for almost unparalleled agility, and dead-reliable handling stability. If you’re out to assassinate three foreign ministers and steal the blueprints to Tony Stark’s latest armor, an Audi S5 will help you to slip quickly and quietly back into the crowd.

Read our driven review here.

Iron Man

Geez, do these guys ever get the product placement right? Iron Man has practically become the new face of Audi. Literally — just comparing the Audi front fascia to Stark’s mask, there seems to be a certain family resemblance. And in principle, Tony probably really would appreciate Audi’s incredible engineering and no-nonsense styling. Considering that, the old R8 probably was a good choice for Iron Man’s car, as product placement goes. But it isn’t the car he would drive, for several reasons.

First, Tony Stark is a die-hard patriot in the tradition of his father, Howard Stark. Howard Stark (and the original Tony Stark) was based largely on billionaire genius Howard Hughes, who famously went crazy later on in life. Howard Hughes was known for his innovative aircraft design, having (largely uncredited) been responsible for the basic designs of two of the deadliest and most advanced aircraft in WWII. The Japanese Zero was a complete rip-off of Hughes’ H-1 racer, and the Lockheed P-38 was a pure rip-off of Hughes’ first run at the XF-11 twin-boom. Hughes later went on to design the Sidewinder missile, which revolutionized air-to-air combat. Hughes was also hugely philanthropic, and patriotic to a fault.

The original Tony Stark from 1963 was based directly on Howard Hughes, but it’s well-known that the modern iteration played by Robert Downey Jr. was based on today’s visionary billionaire: Elon Musk. That makes the question of what Iron Man would drive a pretty straightforward proposition, since we only need look at what Elon Musk drives. Or more accurately, builds.

Iron Man would Drive: a 2015 Tesla Model S P85D

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Oh, you bet he would. Even without the Elon Musk association, the Model S would be like catnip to Tony Stark. Far and away the most advanced and futuristic of all production cars on the road today, the all-electric Model S represents the bleeding edge of fashion for wealthy, tech-savvy types all over, especially outside of Silicon Valley in California. Even though it’s "only" $100,000 and change, the Model S is still about the coolest thing anyone can own within 50 miles of Tony’s cliffside Malibu home. He’d own one just on that basis. Of course, the fact that he could power it with a plug from the arc reactor in his chest would be a nice bonus.

It almost goes without saying that Tony would own the fastest model, currently the P85D Signature Performance model. With its 3.1-second train-rush to 60 mph, the Signature Model sedan would run nose-to-nose with the mid-engine Audi R8 Tony drove in his first movie, and 0.3 seconds faster than the quickest R8 available today. The large-capacity P85 (85 kWh) model offers about 300 miles of range at 55 mph — though Tony probably wouldn’t worry about that much, what with the arc reactor and all.

Read our full review here.

War Machine

Before anything else: Yes, that is the War Machine armor from Iron Man II, not the latest iteration from Age of Ultron. Say what you will about the second Iron Man movie itself, but at least they got the War Machine armor right. The latest version looks like a slightly beefier Iron Man with a Predator shoulder gun. I’m surprised they didn’t just give him dreadlocks and triangulating red laser beams and call it a day.

Before the "Armor Wars" storyline, there were really only two versions of the Iron Man armor active at any one time. First was Tony’s, and second was the much heavier armored and armed "Variable Response Battle Suit." Designed as a kind of walking tank for all-out war, the "War Machine" armor wound up with Iron Man’s sidekick James "Rhodie" Rhodes. If Stark’s armor were a longsword, Rhodes’ armor would be a massive warhammer. It’s not nimble, smart or subtle, but boy it’s great at crushing things in a hurry.

War Machine would Drive a: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

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Doesn’t this one just feel right? A 470-horsepower, Hemi V-8, 5,100-pound SUV that will hit 60 mph in under 5 seconds, run the quarter in the low 13s and hit 160 mph on a very long stretch of road. It’s not smart or subtle, but if ever there were an American warhammer of an SUV, the Cherokee SRT8 is it.

Read our full review here.

Vision

Vision, who debuted in Age of Ultron, is a little goofy looking, but he’s also one of the most fascinating characters to appear in the MCU so far. In the original 1968 comic series, Vision was an android (or "synthezoid") created by the robot Ultron as a kind of "assistant." Oddly (and kind of morbidly), the Vision android was crafted from bits of the original Human Torch, himself an android created in the 1940s. The Ultron-created Vision is ultimately given the brain patterns of the deceased Wonder Man, and becomes an Avenger after overcoming Ultron’s control.

In the MCU, Ultron was the result of an experiment by Tony Stark, which became corrupted and sentient when the Yellow Mind Gem invaded Stark’s computer. Ultron builds Vision as a new body, and installs the yellow stone (one of the Infinity Gems) in his forehead to increase his power. However, Thor pulls a Weird Science, and brings Vision to life, while Stark downloads JARVIS into Vision’s head. Vision thus becomes the robot manifestation of JARVIS, and a living entity unto himself.

The thing that makes Vision as a character fascinating is that he’s essentially a newborn child, naive, but with super-intelligence and all the knowledge JARVIS ever contained. His mind is enhanced further through the power of the Mind Stone — but essentially, he’s still an innocent, a super-intelligent infant. He has an intellectual understanding of the world, but no real experience with it. In short, sounds like a certain group of fanboys I know.

The Vision Would Drive a: 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTi

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No, it’s probably not the first car you’d think of for a living computer of Vision’s power. It’s probably even a little nerdy by American standards. But Vision wouldn’t know that; he’s like one of those Asperger’s geniuses who perfectly understands the technical merit of a thing, but has no clue about its social context.

Vision is the kind of...ummm...person?...who would be extremely impressed with the GTi’s 9.5-to-14.1-turn variable steering, its six-speed dual-clutch transmission, turbocharged and direct-injected four cylinder, perfectly rational 9.6-to-1 compression ratio, electronic limited-slip differential, 20.4 cubic feet of space under the hatch, logically configured four doors, and dimensionally ideal 41.2 inches of front leg room. He would calculate 220 horsepower and a 14.5-second quarter mile as the theoretical ideal for handling most traffic situations, and its 33 mpg fuel consumption as adequate enough. On paper, the GTI would meet all of Visions pragmatic design criteria — and that’s all that really matters to a living computer.

Read our full review here.

The Hulk

Bruce Banner has always been the literal Jekyll and Hyde of the Avengers. On the one hand, he’s got one of the most powerful brains in the Marvel Universe, alongside Reed Richards, Doctor Doom or any other human you care to mention. As Bruce Banner, he’s a loving, caring, down-to-Earth kind of guy. But as the Hulk — well, he’s the Hulk. SMASH!

The only vehicle we ever see him drive in the MCU is a moped in The Avengers, which probably tells us something about his humble tastes in conveyance. It’s not cool, but at least it beats walking; which apparently Banner did quite a lot of in the late 1970s. If not for my self-imposed model-year constraints, I’d honestly have put Bruce in a beat-up 1980s Ford pickup. Tan, with dented panels and mismatched wheels. But, I’ll go with the next best thing here.

Bruce Banner Would Drive a: 2010 Ford F-250 Diesel Dually

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Why a diesel dually? Why not an F-150? Just practicality, really. The F-250 has a maximum payload capacity of 3,100 pounds. Its front twin I-beam axle is rated for 5,250 pounds. Subtract 3,192 of front curb weight, and you’ve got an extra 2,058 pounds of load capacity over the front axle. Why does that matter? Say one day Bruce is tooling along some country road, minding his own business, and all the sudden Quicksilver decides to run circles around him for fun. Eventually, Quicksilver comes close to hitting a stray dog, who winds up cowering in a ditch. And that makes Hulk angry.

The Hulk’s official stats say that after going big and green, he weighs 1,040 pounds. In comic canon, the angrier Hulk gets, the bigger and heavier he gets — so that 1,040 pounds might be more of a baseline figure. But, still, the F-250’s extra 2,058-pound front axle capacity might give Banner a chance to drive home after Hulk got done ripping the truck’s roof off and throwing it at Quicksilver. Beats walking, anyway.

Read our full review here.

Scarlet Witch

Eagle-eyed readers will probably note that the picture above is not, in fact, of Scarlet Witch from Age of Ultron. It’s from the post-credit sequence of Winter Soldier, when we’re first introduced to the mutants — err, "miracles" — Pietro and Wanda Maximoff. Most comic fans already know this, but these two are actually the long-lost children of Magneto from the X-Men series. Unfortunately, since Walt Disney owns the rights to the Avengers, and Fox the X-Men and mutants, Disney can’t directly reference Wanda’s father, or use the word "mutant." Disney tried to secure the rights, but Fox being Fox...well, screw those guys.

It’s a shame, too, because Scarlet Witch was always one of my favorite characters, and they completely missed the mark with her in Age of Ultron. She’s too cute. Too sweet. Too generic, too pretty and not the least bit intimidating. And that’s a problem, because the Scarlet Witch comic fans know is more more like the terrifying, red-eyed horror in the WS credit sequence than anything else.

Being Magneto’s daughter, it’s probably not surprising she was a villain at one time. But Wanda was a very unusual villain. Her mother left Magneto just before giving birth to the twins, after discovering he was a mutant. She fled to the mountains of what is essentially Transylvania, and died in childbirth. Her twins were raised in an occult sanctuary called Wundergore Mountain.

One day, Wanda’s powers start to come online. And they’re terrifying. She can make and unmake reality itself, and cause practically anything to happen. Having learned the dark arts and practiced in "chaos" magic, she’s capable of creating entirely new realities, or erasing history and the people in it, with a thought. She even once created an entirely new reality in the House of M series, and put every superhero in the world in it. She can read minds, induce visions, see the past, present and future. Wanda Maximoff is, for all intents, a god.

She’s also completely psychotic.

And she can’t control her powers.

Forget the Dark Phoenix: Wanda is potentially one of the most devastating and unpredictable forces in the universe. The Scarlet Witch is a mad goddess, with all the power in the universe, but without the sanity required to control it. That’s the Scarlet Witch we know and love — not the Katy Perry, bubble-gum pop princess from Ultron. A tragic (and tragically powerful) psychopath.

The REAL Scarlet Witch Would Drive a: 2003 TVR Sagaris

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Named after a lightweight battle axe used by the Scythians, the Sagaris is probably the only car in the world the real Scarlet Witch could relate to. Just at a glance, there’s obviously an element of no-compromise madness in its design. But the insanity goes deeper than that; from the ignition switch to the door handles to the turn signal buttons (yes, buttons), nothing in the Sagaris is where it would be on any other car. The interior layout alone seems perfectly calculated to unsettle the unwary, to sow chaos and confusion in the minds of the weak and unprepared.

The Sagaris was also almost deliberately unsafe. Carrying on that grand TVR tradition, the Sagaris utilized neither anti-lock brakes nor front airbags — strictly on the basis that such devices might provide a false sense of security while driving. Honestly, I can kind of appreciate that — I’ve never worn a seatbelt for exactly that reason, and I’ve always thought the world’s best safety device would be a giant, rusty spike where the airbags go. Bet you’d keep your eyes on the road then. Social darwinism will take care of the rest. But, then again, I also happen to love the original Scarlet Witch...so maybe my advice isn’t the sanest either.

Now, combine all of this intrinsic insanity and deliberate lack of safety with a 400-horsepower engine, 2,376-pound curb weight, a 3.6-second shot to 60, a 192 mph top speed and a wheelbase 5 inches shorter than a freaking Ford Fiesta...now that’s what you call truly psychotic. I also happen to think Wanda would appreciate the color-shifting purple paint TVR offered. It would go well with the ever-changing voices in her head.

I know what you’re saying right now: Yes, this is a direct violation of the five-year age policy. The Sagaris went out of production in 2006. I have two retorts to that. First: If she wanted to, the Scarlet Witch could just materialize a 2015 Sagaris out of thin air. Second: Even if she couldn’t, are you going to be the one to tell her "no?" Thought not.

Read our full review here.

Quicksilver

Eagle-eyed readers will probably note that the picture above is not, in fact, of Quicksilver from Age of Ultron. Wait...why do I feel like I’m repeating myself here? Oh, that’s right; it’s because Ultron messed up Quicksilver almost as badly as Scarlet Witch. Can’t really blame Disney on this one, though — Evan Peters’ portrayal of Pietro Maximoff in X-Men:Days of Future Past was so utterly perfect, nobody could be reasonably expected to match it. I’ll be completely honest: If Marvel could find a way to get that Quicksilver and the real Scarlet Witch in their own feature-length film, I’d take that movie over the next two Avengers in a heartbeat. Yeah, that’s right...I said it.

We’re not going over Quicksilver again here, since that was all covered above. And also, this article is getting to just edge 4,000 words as it is. So, suffice it to say that...

Quicksilver Would Drive a: 2014 Hennessey Venom GT

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What’s left to say about the Hennessey Venom GT that hasn’t already been said? It’s based on a Lotus Elise, built by a bunch of power-mad Texans, makes 1,244 horsepower from a twin-turbo, 7.0-liter V-8 engine, and it’s currently the world’s fastest production car. Forget Bugatti, Ferrari or McLaren — amateurs, all of them. The Venom GT holds the world acceleration records from 0 to 200 mph, and unofficially holds the world top sped record at 270.49 mph. The only reason it’s "unofficial" is because Guiness requires a minimum of 30 production cars to qualify for the record, and Hennessey doesn’t sell but a few a year. But the Venom is still a legit production car. It just doesn’t sell in quite the numbers Bugatti does. Must be nice to be a division of the biggest car company in Europe, selling overpriced Volkswagens to boring, old people.

But those lucky few Venom GT buyers know that they’ll always be the fastest rogues in the world. Just like Quicksilver.

Read our full review here.

Thor

Movie fans tend to think of Thor as this sincere, homey, down-to-Earth kind of guy. And he does come off that way — thanks mostly to Chris Hemsworth, and the fact that Australians are physically incapable of not seeming sincere, homey or down-to-Earth. In truth, that objectively brilliant bit of casting is probably the only thing that made Thor remotely likable as a movie character. Fact is, Thor is the Crown Prince of Asgard, born to royalty, third highest of all Asgardians, and destined to be king of the highest of all nine realms. Thor’s worshiped as a god here on Earth, he’s stronger and tougher than Superman, he’s one of the greatest warriors in the universe, he’s at least as appealing to the ladies as Chris Hemsworth, and he can have or do pretty much anything he wants anytime he wants.

And he damned well knows it.

That’s not to say Thor doesn’t have his charms; he is the protector of Earth, and that has to count for something. Thor’s sheer ego might also be one of his charms, depending on how you feel about Vikings and their social conventions. But suffice it to say that one way or the other, Thor does love his power and position, and he’s not exactly subtle about reveling in either.

Thor Would Drive a: 2016 Bentley Continental GT Speed

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Was there ever any doubt? Of COURSE Thor drives a Bentley. What else would he drive? Long, low and wide, the 5,100-pound Continental is about as close to a Mjolnir Coupe as there’s ever been. It’s even got that same kind of blunt-yet-tapered nose. A 626-horsepower W-12 brings the thunder, and the Conti strikes down mere mortals mightily with its 206 mph top speed. Even the GT’s 4.0-second 0-to-60 time is pretty impressive for anything weighing 5,100 pounds.

The fact that the Continental is appointed only slightly less luxuriously than Valhalla might keep Thor feeling at home. As far as the price: If you have to ask, you aren’t the Crown Prince of Asgard.

Read our full review here.

And Finally...

Hawkeye Would Drive

Nothing. The other Avengers take turns carrying him.

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Wrap-Up

So, what did you think of TopSpeed’s First Ultimate Crossover? Was there sufficient degree of nerdery? Did I make the right calls? If not, what cars do you think I should have chosen, and why exactly do you think I’m wrong? Don’t be afraid to express your opinions and suggestions in the comments below.

For real, I’d love to hear your feedback on this article, and suggestions for future installments. Thanks for coming to TopSpeed — see you next time!

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