Say hello to Aston Martin's new flagship. Available as a two-plus-two or straight two-seater, the Aston Martin Vanquish (£190,000 and up; roughly $300,000 and up) returns the name to its former glory, with a 6.0-litre V12 engine pumping out 565 hp, a Touchtronic 2 six-speed automatic that keeps the power pumping to the wheels for a 0-62 mph time of 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 183 mph. Other features include LED rear lighting, a more spacious cabin and boot, a refined, LED-laden interior, and an undeniably sexy, all-carbon fiber body.
Nope, this isn't a better version of the SLS AMG. Well, okay, technically it is, but it's really just the replacement for MB's gull-winged supercar. The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT ($TBA) bests its predecessor by 20 hp thanks to additional tuning of the 6.2L V8, making it a tenth quicker in the sprint from 0-60 mph — it now takes just 3.6 seconds — and also features new AMG Adaptive Performance Suspension, new, optional designo style interior packages featuring the highest-end leather upholstery with contrast stitching and diamond quilt details, and the same, rock-solid AMG Speedshift seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. It'll be available in both coupe and roadster editions, and while we're normally open-air enthusiasts, there's no way we could pass up those iconic doors.
Finding a 40-year-old ride that's as good as new? Extremely difficult. Finding one that's even better than when it rolled off the lot? Nearly impossible. Yet that's the case with this lovingly restored 1972 Datsun 240Z ($125,000). Coated in an attention-grabbing lime green, it features a 100% stock interior in perfect condition thanks to every piece having been replaced or restored, a body that's been completely restored by the experts at Miller Brothers Hot Rod Barn, a suspension that's full of upgrades from Arizona Z Car, and a lightweight SR20DET engine that's been tuned for two settings depending on your mood: 320 hp when you're cruising, and a raucous 437 when it's time to do some real motoring. [Scouted by AJ]