Few things can compare to a gorgeous convertible sports car, and few of those can compare to the Audi R8 GT Spyder ($210,000). Built by hand, each one features a 560 hp 5.2-liter V10 at its heart, accelerating it to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 197 mph. Other features include an ultra lightweight body that makes heavy use of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer, quattro all-wheel drive — we can hear the "Hey, I needed it to get around in the snow!" excuses now — 19-inch wheels, xyz ventilated and cross-drilled rotors, a fixed rear spoiler, an optional Bang & Olufsen-badged 12-speaker sound system, LED headlights, and GPS navigation. Oh, and a special badge on the gear shift letting you know which of the 333 being made is parked in your palatial garage.
Sad because your holiday gifts were decidedly sub-par? Cheer yourself up by grabbing up a piece of television history. The General Lee ($TBA; auction) is the exact same car used to jump a police cruiser in the first episode. Unfortunately, it sat in a junkyard for years after its maiden — and only — voyage, until it was found, rescued, and painstakingly restored to its former hell raisin' glory. [Insert audio of "Dixie" here].
We like it when a car is the "fastest" something, so it stands to reason that we're excited by the 2012 Jaguar XKR-S Convertible ($TBA). Not just the fastest rag-top in Jaguar's lineup, the XKR-S is the fastest Jaguar convertible ever, featuring a supercharged 5.0L V8 good for 550hp, a 0-60 time of 4.2 seconds, and a top speed of 186 mph, as well as an aggressive front end treatment, suspension upgrades galore, a high performance braking system, and 20-inch wheels. Let's say it again: "fast". Feels good, right?