Well, we sure didn't see this coming. The Aston Martin Cygnet ($TBA) is a new production two-door hatchback — yes, you read that correctly — that forgoes the company's normal combination of lengthy, powerful machines for eco-friendliness and efficiency of both space and design, with a body that measures just under ten feet long while affording all the creature comforts one expects from Aston Martin.
Wowza. As if regular, four-door Maybachs weren't rare, rich, or regal enough, someone's gone and turned one into a coupe. Limited to just 100 units, the Maybach 57 S Coupe (€675,000; roughly $940,000) is a custom creation of coachbuilder Xenatec, featuring a lower roof line, steeper rakes on the front and rear windshields, longer — way longer — doors, the same pavement-eating 612 hp twin-turbo V12, and pretty much any creature comfort you could ask for.
There's no way around it: the 2011 Bentley Continental GT ($TBA) has one tough act to follow. The first redesign of Bentley's most accessible ride since its 2003 introduction, the 2011 GT is powered by a twin-turbocharged, FlexFuel-capable W12 good for 567hp, a 0-60 time of 4.4 seconds, and a top speed of 198 mph, both also partially due to the new Quickshift transmission that also offers double downshifts. Other features include a new body with more upright grille and a "double horseshoe" rear profile, LED daytime-running lights, "cobra" seats designed for increased rear cabin space, a new Google Maps-capable touchscreen infotainment system, 20-inch wheels, and an all-wheel drive system with a 40:60 rear-torque bias. No word on whether they'll be offering a special "Stallworth" edition with a pedestrian pre-attached to the hood.