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Supra Toyota GT 86 ($TBA). Aside from its oddball name — Toyota apparently is neither happy with its former sports car moniker nor familiar with the American meaning of "86'd" — the 2+2 looks quite intriguing, with a 2.0L boxer engine producing 197hp, either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission, 17-inch wheels standard, and rear wheel drive. Okay, so maybe it's more of a sporty Corolla than a true Supra replacement, but that doesn't mean we aren't still waiting on one.
Did someone build a time machine? The last few years have seen an American horsepower arms race the likes of which hasn't been seen since our fathers were kids, and the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 ($TBA) is the latest salvo. Powered by a massive 5.8L supercharged V8, the GT500 boasts 650 horsepower and 600 lb. ft. of torque, making it the most powerful production V8 in the world and enabling speeds of over 200 mph. Other features include a carbon fiber driveshaft, a beefier clutch, transmission, and axle, Brembo brakes, a launch control system to keep that power flowing to the pavement, and Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperCar G: 2 tires. Your move, Chevy.
Forget trying to hunt down a used specimen in pristine condition — if you're looking to buy a DeLorean, why not wait to purchase an all-new model? The Electric DeLorean ($TBA) was developed by the DeLorean Motor Company of Texas in conjunction with electric car startup Epic EV, and will offer customers gas-free transportation in a new-build DeLorean beginning sometime in 2013. We could go on, but is that really necessary?
Forget the awful J-Lo commercials — as it turns out, there's a version of that tiny ride that's actually manly enough to drive. And it's name is the Fiat 500 Abarth ($TBA). Faithful to the "small but wicked" saying used to describe Karl Abarth's cars from the '60s, this racy model will sport an all-new 1.4L MultiAir Turbo engine, specially-tuned suspension and brake systems, upgraded technology on the inside, and far more aggressive looks on the outside.
Fill the horsepower hungry hole in your soul with the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible ($TBA). Based on the startlingly powerful coupe of the same designation, the ZL1 Convertible features a 6.2L LSA engine good for 580hp — and which makes the ZL1 the most powerful Chevy convertible ever — along with a handful of structural reinforcements to improve noise and vibration characteristics, Performance Traction Management, GM's highly-touted Magnetic Ride suspension, and a predictably mean, muscle car-of-the-future body.
Another day, another celebrated automotive classic making a comeback. The 2014 Jensen Interceptor ($TBA) is a modern version of the hand-built British original, with an angular design that recalls the four-seat grand tourer of the late '60s and early '70s. Details are slim, but we do know that it will feature an all-new aluminum chassis, a handcrafted aluminum body, and plenty of power, and we also know that it it looks anything like this mockup, we'll be wanting one in our driveways.
It's not all new — unless you wanted to buy it in North America — but the 2012 Audi RS5 ($TBA) is more than welcome in our garages just the same. It still features a hand-built 450hp, 4.2L V8 good for a 0-62 time of 4.6 seconds and a top speed of nearly 175 mph, a seven-speed dual-clutch S tronic transmission, and Quattro all-wheel-drive, but boast small upgrades like a remixed front end with a new single-frame grille and new headlight treatments, new LED rear lights with continuous light strips, and sharper edges all around, all of which add to the car's aggressive, "drive me fast" style.
The high-end convertible parade continues with the 2012 Bentley Continental GTC ($TBA). Borrowing its lower lines from its hard-top stablemate, the GTC features a power-retracting soft-top, a 6.0-liter W12 engine good for 567 horsepower, a 0-60 time of 4.5 seconds, and a top speed of 195 mph, an all-new nav system with touchscreen and Naim for Bentley premium audio, your choice of 17 lush leather interior options, and standard 20-inch wheels with 21-inchers an option for those of you who loathe extra space in your wheel wells.
Well, this is a first — a "Black Series" car that isn't, you know, black. The 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series ($TBA) is available in a non-ebony red colorway, and also features a fierce 6.3-liter V8 engine making 510 hp and good for a zero to 60 mph time of 4.2 seconds, an AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports gearbox, an AMG sports suspension, 19-inch AMG alloy wheels, 3-phase ESP, a black interior with red accents, black DINAMICA microfiber upholstery, and AMG sport seats, and red brake calipers for that finishing touch.
Nestled snugly between the A4 and A6 sedans sits the 2012 Audi A5 ($47,500 and up). This mid-range two-door sports new front and rear end treatments, including LED daytime running lights, new colors, and a meaner look for the sporty S5. Other features include your choice between a 170hp 1.8 TFSI engine, a 211hp 2.0 TFSI, a supercharged 3.0 TFSI v6 good for 272hp, the 204hp, 3.0 turbo diesel, or the 333hp 3.0 TSFI of the S5, a six-speed manual, multitronic, or seven-speed S tronic transmission, front-wheel drive or quattro four-wheel drive, and sportback, coupe, or cabriolet bodies, as well as a host of electronic niceties that will please even the biggest gadget aficionados.
Let's see... you need a ridiculously fast car, with open-air credentials, and the ability to haul four people around comfortably. The Brabus 800 E V12 Cabriolet (€478,000; roughly $670,000) meets all these criteria and more. Based on the E-Class Cabriolet, the 800 sports a 788hp engine based on the V12 of the S 600, improved aerodynamics thanks to body modifications, 10-inch-wide, 19-inch wheels, a custom high-performance braking system, and the ability to go from 0-62 mph in just 3.7 seconds on your way to a top speed of 231.
You don't need to be a fan of Michael Bay's idiotic, explosion-filled Transformers movies to enjoy racing around in a Transformers Special Edition Camaro ($31,650 and up). Available in LT and SS versions, these Bumblebee-inspired rides feature rally yellow paint with black stripes on the hood, roof, decklid, and model-specific high-wing rear spoiler, Autobot logos on the front quarter panels, front headrests, center console lid, and center wheel caps, 20-inch black-painted wheels, black leather interiors with yellow stitching, and optional 21-inch black-painted wheels and a black ground effects package.