Feel like you need a little more oomph than the new Stingray can provide? Go ahead and put your order in for a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 ($TBA). This upgraded 'Vette packs an all-new LT4 6.2L supercharged V-8 engine, expected to deliver an estimated 625 hp — or a whopping 165 more than it's standard-issue sibling. All that power is run through an eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission, one of several firsts for the model. Meanwhile you also get all the structural, performance, and convenience upgrades of the 'Ray, making this one of the more comfortable Corvettes in memory.
Sometimes ordinary just won't do. Sometimes all you need is an American muscle car that is race-ready off the lot — ready to pull laps at the Nurbürgring that would make Porsche owners sweat. And for those times, Chevy has generously provided the 2014 Camaro Z28 ($74,000). While suitable for the street, this mad machine is every bit a race car, with a seven-liter LS7 motor capable of producing 505 horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque. Massive Pirelli tires, aerodynamic enhancements throughout, huge ceramic brakes, a six-speed manual Tremec transmission, a forged steel crankshaft, and a 10.5-ounce dry-sump oil system are just a few of the bits of kit that make this Camaro scream for a piece of tarmac.
You've been good this year — really good — and while it may not be small enough to fit under the tree, we can think of no better way to reward yourself than the Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 ($TBA). This very worthy successor to the beloved Gallardo is truly something to behold, with its sleek lines and characteristically Lamborghini wedge shape. But its looks aren't the only things that makes it special. With 610 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque produced by the 5.2-liter V10 direct-injected motor housed around back, this beauty will do zero to 62 in just 3.2 seconds. Add in a top speed of 201 miles per hour, all wheel drive, and a fuel-economy-friendly start-stop system, and you get one hell of a stocking stuffer.