The silver gray Mercedes S600 cruised down the freeway, travelling south. Alex was sitting in the front passenger seat with so much soft leather around him that he could barely hear the 389 horsepower, 6-liter engine...At eighty miles per hour the engine was only idling. But Alex could feel the power of the car. One hundred thousand pounds worth of German engineering. One touch from the unsmiling chauffeur and the Mercedes would leap forwards. This was a car that sneered at speed limits.

By james, May 3, 2012.

Found in Alex Rider, Stormbreaker, authored by Anthony Horowitz.


Gazing straight ahead, only half-aware of a world outside the claustrophobic comfort of the car, of Massingham's hands stroking the wheel, the almost soundless changing of the gears, the pattern of traffic lights...

By yogibear, May 7, 2012.

Found in A Taste for Death, authored by P. D. James.