Designed by Touring Superleggera, the Gumpert Tornante ($TBA) is an elegant, 700-HP beast that's being unveiled in Geneva this week. The V8-powered 2-seater is built on a light chrome-molybdenum steel space frame with carbon fiber monocoque chassis, and sports gull-wing doors and a TT40e gearbox with paddle shift control, among other awesomeness.
Attention professional athletes: your new ride has arrived. The Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 ($TBA) is the latest from Sant'Agata Bolognese, and packs a new 6.5L V12 engine — good for 691 hp, a 0-60 time of 2.8 seconds, and an estimated top speed of 217 MPH — Launch Control for smooth take-offs, a seven-speed ISR Graziano transmission, a Formula 1-inspired suspension, a new all-wheel-drive system, oversized ceramic brakes, and a handy hydraulic lift to keep the beauty's body panels from being busted on on steep driveways or irritating speed bumps.
Fresh off setting a new world ice speed record, Bentley is ready to celebrate with the Bentley Supersports Ice Speed Record Convertible ($TBA). Limited to just 100 cars worldwide, this beastly drop-top features a 6.0 L, twin turbo-charged W12 Flex Fuel engine that runs on either gasoline or E85 bio-ethanol or any combination of the two and is good for 631 hp. Paired with a Quickshift six-speed automatic transmission, the Continental can go from 0-60mph in 3.8 seconds and from 0-100 in just 9.5 seconds; other features include all-wheel drive, a new exhaust system, diamond-quilted Alcantara interior accents, an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with a 30GB hard drive, and the ability to keep you warm even though your roof is made of fabric.
It's a shame how often our modern society overuses the word "extreme," but it works perfectly for describing the Koenigsegg Agera R ($TBA). Packing a 5.0L, biofuel-drinking twin-turbo V8, the Agera produces an extreme amount of horsepower — 1,115 hp, to be exact. Other ultra-severe features include a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission, a carbon fiber monocoque so stiff that the roof is completely removable, Vortex Generating Rim (VGR) wheels sporting spokes that act as turbines to maximize downforce, and specially-made Michelins for keeping things under control at extreme speeds.
Apart from its Trident logo, Maserati has recently been known for making very fast, but slightly feminine, cars. That's starting to change. The Maserati GranCabrio Sport ($TBA) sports a manly, more powerful and fuel-efficient version of Maserati's all-alloy 4.7-litre V8, good for 450 horsepower and a top speed 177, along with the ZF six-speed automatic transmission, a revised version of the Skyhook active-suspension system, new grooved and drilled dual-cast brake discs, and more masculine bodywork — because you don't want to be seen driving the same car as Gabby from Desperate Housewives.