You’ve hit that point when you deserve a little leather in your life. You’ve logged countless hours during the daily commute, staring at a hard plastic dashboard, and it’s time to move onward and upward.
One imagines that the people behind WhatsApp, the messaging service bought by Facebook Inc. for $19 billion, are doing some new-car shopping. A payday like that promises major automotive upgrades. Throw out the Saturn and bring on the flashy Ferraris.
On my first lap of Willow Springs International Raceway in the $275,000 Mercedes-Benz SLS Black Series supercar, I elect to be driven. I’ve never been to this track before, and Mercedes has brought along a pro race-car driver.