The Mexican-made Vuhl 05 ($84,000) — a barely 1,500 pound, 285 horsepower two-seater — seems bred for the track day. An extremely-lightweight steel, aluminum, and plastic open-top body, and a well-tuned two-liter Ford EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, make this exactly the sort of ride we would want to whip around a track for a weekend. With a max speed upwards of 150mph, and the capability of turning 0-62 in only 3.7 seconds (not to mention four-wheel disk brakes, a six-speed manual gearbox, and some fairly-large Michelin tires) you might embarrass a couple Porsche drivers. And, because it's perfectly street legal, you wouldn't even need to trailer it. Available spring of 2014.
"Can you swim?" 007 famously asked before driving his Lotus Esprit ($TBA) off the end of a pier, escaping from a pesky helicopter, and startling Bond girl Anya Amasova in The Spy Who Loved Me. But, as it turns out, her swimming skills were unnecessary, when the car turned into a fully-functioning submarine, complete with ship-to-air missiles, props, control surfaces, and more. While it probably won't come equipped with any high-powered explosives, you can own this original 1977 piece of film history — that is, if you're lucky enough to be the highest bidder. And yes, it does actually work.
Since seeing the scene in The Spy Who Loved Me when Roger Moore's Lotus Esprit turned into a submarine, we've dreamed of our own amphibious car. And, even though it's no submersible, the Watercar Panther ($135,000) is the next best thing — a car that's comfortable on the land and the water. At a weight of 3,000 pounds, and sporting a 3.7 liter V-6 VTEC Honda engine, it's capable of land speeds of 80-plus mph. A waterproof fiberglass hull and water jet engine lets it do over 40 on the water. Not to mention it's a capable off road vehicle. That's enough to make even 007 jealous.