It doesn't look all that different — a lowered hood and grille here, all-LED front lights there — but it's on the inside that the 2018 Ford Mustang makes noticeable gains on its predecessor. Behind the steering wheel sits Ford's first 12-inch, all-digital LCD dashboard, which can be customized to suit your needs and preferences — just like the drive settings and exhaust note. Its Sync Connect system lets you start, lock, unlock, and locate your Mustang using your phone, and it comes with a full suite of safety features, including pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warnings, and lane-keep assist. The Mustang's heart has always been a powerful engine, however, and the latest model doesn't disappoint there, either, with either a surprisingly powerful 2.3L EcoBoost powerplant or, of course, a 5.0L V8 in the GT.
Built to honor the 50th anniversary of AMG, the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C Edition 50 is a highly limited version of this already exclusive sports car. It's painted in an exclusive Graphite Grey Magno, with black chrome highlights all over the exterior, including on the grille, trim, and tailpipes. The forged wheels are likewise black, while the interior is a contrast between chrome and black, in a scheme borrowed from the Night edition. Fittingly for an anniversary model, it will be limited to just 50 coupes and 50 roadsters.
Created to celebrate the launch of the new-look F-Type, the Jaguar F-Type 400 Sport is a limited version of the British marquee's raciest ride. As the name hints, it's powered by a 3.0L supercharged v6 producing 400 ps (roughly 395 hp), made even more potent by a Super Performance braking system, driver-configurable dynamics, and dark satin grey 20-inch wheels. On sale for the 2018 model year only, it also includes the same upgrades as the rest of the lineup, including full-LED headlights, new front bumpers, the Touch Pro infotainment system, and ReRun, a new app developed in collaboration with GoPro that combines footage with real-time metrics like speed, throttle, gear, and G-force in a single video, making it easier than ever to share your on-track exploits.
It's not just the fastest production Bentley ever. It's the fastest, most powerful four-seater in the world. The Bentley Continental Supersports claims these titles thanks to an aerodynamic body and a W12 engine with new high-capacity turbos and a new cooling system. Capable of producing 700 hp, it propels the GT from a standstill to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds, and can hit a top speed of 209. To stop it, it has high-performance carbon ceramic brakes, with the largest discs of their type in the world, and also has an intelligent, rear-biased all-wheel-drive system, forged alloy wheels, and a luxurious interior with all the creature comforts you'd expect. Available in both coupe and convertible versions.
The only 2016 Porsche 911 R delivered in Steve McQueen's preferred slate grey, this tribute is essentially what the King Of Cool would have ordered from Stuttgart if he was still around. A more driver-friendly version of the GT3 RS, the 911 R — which was only available standard in white or silver — boasts a just-right 500 hp output, a custom-built six-speed manual transmission, and four-wheel carbon-ceramic brakes. In addition to the slate grey paint, this special edition also sports contrasting silver bonnet stripes, bucket seats with houndstooth inserts, and custom illuminated door sills inscribed with McQueen's famous quote: "Racing is life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting." This is also the 967th example of only 991 cars produced, in celebration of the original 911 R built in 1967.
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.