While it's not exactly an all-new model, the 2011 Audi TT ($TBA) still has several upgrades that make it worth waiting for. These include a 211hp 2.0L TFSI four-cylinder engine, LED daytime running lights, a high-gloss black grille, new colors, bigger front air intakes, and a few new interior options. Both the coupe and convertible are getting the upgrade treatment, so whether you're an open-air aficionado or a haggard hard-top lover, there's a model for you.
It looks fast because it is fast. In fact, the Ferrari 599 GTO (~$480,000) is the company's fastest road car ever. Powered by a 6.0-liter V12, this sexy beast gives you 670 hp, a top speed over 208 mph, and a 0-60 time of 3.35 seconds. The 599 GTO shed every ounce of weight it could, coming in at only 3,295 lbs, making handling and acceleration crazier than a video game. It rolls on 20-inch rims and comes equipped with carbon-ceramic brakes and Formula 1-derived wheel doughnuts for braking efficiency and optimized brake cooling. It's also got a rather futuristic driver-car interface with Virtual Race Engineer (VRE), which sends the driver "instantaneous information" on performance. Only 599 will be available. [Thanks, Dennis]
In one of the more disappointing developments in recent movie memorabilia memory, it turns out the Ferrari 250GT Spyder California made famous in Ferris Bueller's Day Off wasn't really a Ferrari. Better news? If you have the means, you can now pick it up for yourself. The Ferris Bueller's Day Off Ferrari ($TBA; Auction) is actually a painstakingly built replica, made by Modena Design & Development, of El Cajon, California in 1985. Apart from having the same wheelbase as the original, much has changed in this convincing recreation, all the way down to its engine — a Ford V8 instead of the original Colombo-designed V12. Now that is disappointing.