They might share the same name, but the Lamborghini Aventador S has far less in common with its predecessor than the simple "S" designation would suggest. As you'd expect, it's more powerful, with the naturally aspirated V12 outputting 740 hp, up 40 hp, making possible a 0-62 mph time of under three seconds and a top speed of 217. It has more aggressive front and rear ends that improve aerodynamic performance, a new four-wheel steering system, and enhanced suspension, electronic, and driving mode systems that work together to make it more enjoyable to drive.
Created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Prancing Horse in the land of the rising sun, the Ferrari J50 is a highly limited one-off from Maranello. It's based on the 488 Spider, with new low-slung bodywork from the Ferrari Styling Center. Powered by a 680 hp version of the company's 3.9L V8 mounted in the mid-rear, it also has several other functional upgrades, including a redesigned front bumper to pump air to the more tightly packed radiators, a lowered windscreen rail that directs more air to the rear spoiler, and the dynamic full LED headlights. Only 10 examples will be built, each to the specifications of its buyer.
Winter weather doesn't have to mean leaving your muscle car in the garage. With an all-wheel drive system borrowed from the Charger, the 2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD handles the sleet, snow, and mid-melt slush with aplomb. The system sends 306 hp from the 3.6L V6 exclusively to the 19-inch rear wheels until it feels the need for more traction, at which point it automatically adds the front axle to the mix. It also comes equipped with paddle shifters for the eight-speed automatic, an 8.4-inch touchscreen capable of showing on-track stats like 0-60 times and G-forces, and an optional upgraded interior with Nappa leather and Alcantara seats, a performance steering wheel, and a nine-speaker, 506-watt Alpine stereo.
With a carbon fiber chassis that's 70% lighter than steel and an aerodynamic body that delivers insane grip the Nio EP9 Electric Supercar isn't just fast — it's one of the fastest EVs ever built. Its powertrain delivers one megawatt of power to the wheels, the equivalent of 1,342 hp. Four individual gearboxes and huge tires let it go from 0-124 mph in just 7.1 seconds and hit a top speed of nearly 195 mph, and a three-position active wing system works in concert with the body to give it twice the downforce of an F1 car. Custom brakes let you get the thing stopped in a hurry, an all-digital cockpit with multiple screens keep key info available at a glance, and the interchangeable battery system lets you log full days at the track — tracks like the Nurburgring, where the car posted an EV record-breaking lap of just 7 minutes and 05.12 seconds.
With a carbon fiber body and simple, driver-focused interior, the Rezvani Beast Alpha doesn't need a massive powerplant to deliver eye-popping performance. Instead, it's turbocharged 2.4L engine outputs 500 hp, enough to propel the sub-2,000 pound car from 0-60 in just 3.2 seconds. Other signature features include an aggressive, aerodynamic body, a targa-style top, and crazy SideWinder doors that pop out and slide forward to provide entry.