Mercedes S63 AMG vs classic 450SEL

It's about confidence. It's about money versus power. The thing is, money likes to be noticed. Money travels in a supercar, a yellow Bentley or an enormous SUV filled with non-specific ‘entourage'. Even when money thinks it is being subtle, it shouts in a stage whisper, unable to contain itself. Power, on the other hand, well, real power invariably travels in a fast Mercedes S-Class. And, given the choice, I know which one I'd rather hitch a lift in. Because power speaks softly. But always, always, carries the biggest stick.

(Words: Tom Ford, Pictures: Rowan Horncastle)