Before I get into what will become the final edition of the Friday Five, I would like to share some personal news. After two years here at the Daily News Autos, I will soon be departing the company for a new opportunity. I cannot thank this team enough for the guidance and wisdom they’ve given me since I started here as a meek college graduate fresh out of school only 23 months ago.


Yes, you read that first sentence right, this is indeed the last Friday Five. For this week’s edition, we have some gorgeous muscle/performance car eye candy and reviews of some performance-tuned luxury SUVs to get your engines revving.


Short Report: 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S Coupe

2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S Coupe White Front Right Quarter

Four doors? Check. Big hatch? Check. All-wheel drive? Check. Giant air intakes? Check. Over 500 horsepower? Check. A grille inspired by the classic Mercedes Gullwing? Check. The GLC63 S Coupe doesn’t just push the bonkers SUV buttons, it bashes them.

(Jim Resnick)


Take a perfectly functional crossover SUV and chop the D-pillar off, so goes the latest trend in automotive design amongst the German luxury crossover set. In this review, we take a look at the performance-tuned version of the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe: the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S Coupe.


Daily News Autos contributing writer Jim Resnick took the wheel of this speed demon to find out what kind of untapped potential lies under the hood of this unassuming SUV.


Find out more about the Mercedes-AMG GLC63 here.


The 10 best Nissans of all time

2017 Nissan GT-R Track Edition Aerial

The new 2017 GT-R Track Edition features NISMO-tuned four-wheel independent suspension, active noise cancellation and active sound enhancement technology to make the driving experience feel and sound great.

(Nissan)


While the same couldn’t be said nowadays, Nissan in the past created some of the most iconic and stylish cars in history. Whether it was the performance GT-R or the practically perfect people hauler Maxima, the Japanese brand has a history rich in design, performance and innovation.


In this list, we take a look back at the 10 models that defined Nissan’s portfolio like no other, and they’re presented in chronological order.


Learn more about 10 best Nissans here.


First Pictures: 2018 Maserati GranTurismo


Refreshed for 2018, the GranTurismo gets a streamlined trim lineup, enhanced exterior styling, newly added equipment, a more powerful V8 engine and more. Total output rings in at 454 horsepower and 384 lb.-ft. of torque, helping launch the GranTurismo from 0-to-60 mph in as little as 4.7 seconds on its way to a top speed of 187 mph.



Eye Candy: Aston Martin DBS Superleggera


Reviving two iconic names, Aston Martin debuted the all-new DBS Superleggera, delivering the response of a supercar with the refinement of a GT. With a 5.2-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine, the DBS Superleggera delivers an impressive 715 horsepower and 664 lb.-ft. of torque. All this power, refinement and opulent luxury can be yours to own too for the meager price of $304,995.



Eye Candy: 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye


Last year, Dodge made the biggest splash at the New York Auto Show with the insane 835 horsepower Challenger SRT Demon. Now, the muscle car mayhem makes a return for 2019 with the new Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye, a 797-horsepower beast ready to tear the road up in obnoxious fashion.



You can find last week’s edition of the Friday Five hereand view the rest of our archives here.

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