We study in detail the first three leading terms of the large coupling-strength limit of the adiabatic connection that has as weak-interaction expansion the Møller-Plesset perturbation theory. We first focus on the H atom, both in the spin-polarized and the spin-unpolarized cases, reporting numerical and analytical results. In particular, we derive an asymptotic equation that turns out to have simple analytical solutions for certain channels. The asymptotic H atom solution for the spin-unpolarized case is then shown to be variationally optimal for the many-electron spin-restricted closed-shell case, providing expressions for the large coupling-strength density functionals up to the third leading order. We also analyze the H2 molecule and the uniform electron gas.