570hp V10. Permanent all-wheel drive. 19 inch-wheels. 0-62 in just 3.4 seconds. All very impressive stats — but you won't be buying the Audi R8 LMX for any of those reasons. Instead, the LMX stands out from the crowd thanks to its... headlights. Indeed, this stunning supercar will be the first production vehicle with laser high beams. The advanced system kicks in automatically at speeds of 37 mph and above, with dual laser modules creating a cone of white light with twice the range of the all‑LED headlights. After all, if you're going to make good use of all that speed, you need to see where you're going.
For too long, the quest for a fuel-efficient sports car has been largely dominated by one approach — plug-in or hybrid electric engines — and in that quest, not nearly enough attention has been paid to the obvious benefits of diesel power. The Trident Iceni represents a counter to that approach, sporting a 6.6-liter V8 engine capable of producing 395 horsepower and an incredible 700 pound-feet of torque. All that power and torque means it can hit 60mph in just 3.7 seconds, and a top speed of over 190mph, all while claiming a range of around 2,000 miles on a single fill-up. And with classic British sporting-inspired style (available in a convertible, fastback, and shooting brake body) it's really hard to go wrong with this one.
For a century the Morgan Motor Company has insisted on doing things a little differently — ever since they started building three-wheeled runabouts in the prewar era. But one thing they haven't done differently throughout their history is change their characteristic aesthetic, most obvious in the long sweeping hood and short rear end. The Morgan Plus 8 Speedster sticks with that look, but adds in a completely modern drivetrain (a 4.8-liter BMW V8 producing 367 horsepower through a six speed manual or automatic transmission) that pushes the car to 60 in just over four seconds. Plenty of options let you customize the car to your liking, including an available roof, roll bars, and a number of wheels.