When your name is on the sign of an auto empire, expectations for what you drive are high. Rick Germain, president of Germain of Columbus, delivers.

When your name is on the sign of an auto empire, expectations for what you drive are high. And Rick Germain, president of Germain of Columbus, delivers. His 2012 Lexus LFA-the only in Central Ohio-retails for $375,000, took nine years to develop and has an engine manufactured by hand. With a design process that long, it's no wonder only 500 LFAs were made. And the LFA certainly satisfies a need for speed: The car, which was tested during production at a motorsports complex in Germany, goes from 0 to 60 miles per hour in a lightning-fast 3.6 seconds.