Yes, it's a station wagon — but it's a fast station wagon. The 2013 Audi RS6 Avant ($TBA) might be the ultimate driver's wagon, thanks to the twin-turbo V8 under the hood that gives it 560 hp, a 0-62 mph time of just 3.9 seconds, and a top speed of 190 mph, while still offering 24 mpg fuel efficiency. Other features include an eight-speed tiptronic transmission, quattro all-wheel drive, your choice of adaptive air or sport suspension, optional mammoth carbon fiber-ceramic brakes, two appearance packages, aggressive body work, and a sporty cockpit.
No, it's not the 10th anniversary of the Wrangler — they've been making those for far longer than that. Instead, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition ($TBA) celebrates a decade of extreme off-road Wranglers named for the grueling off-road trail. Available in both two- and four-door versions, this limited edition is described as "the most capable Wrangler ever produced", with a 285hp, 3.6-liter V-6 engine, electronic-locking front and Dana 44 rear axles, a Rock-Trac transfer case, a six-speed manual transmission, a half-inch increase in ride height, red leather seats, and a special, exclusive Anvil paint job. Also, its hardcore winch-capable front and rear steel bumpers have removable end that help the beast climb obstacles better than normal Wranglers. Arriving in showrooms next spring.
The SUV with a sports car's heart is back again with a new flagship model. The new Porsche Cayenne Turbo S ($147,000) boasts an increase of 50 hp over the regular Turbo, giving it 550 hp, a 0-60 mph time of just 4.3 seconds, and a top speed of 175 mph. All that power isn't good for much if you can't control it, and so it also features advanced active chassis technologies to help with cornering, agility, and comfort, as well as an analog and digital timer in the dashboard, gloss black front air intakes and rear view mirror, and 21-inch 911 Turbo II wheels. Coming to a dealer near you next spring.