When you think of a true vintage GT, it conjures up notions of long country drives with no particular destination, the joy of the road — and spending a lot of time on the shoulder with the hood open. But with the David Brown Speedback GT you get all the perks of a vintage grand tourer, with all the benefits of a modern car. Built in the spirit of early British GTs (in particular the Jaguar XKR) — it sports an all aluminum handcrafted body over a modern chassis. Under the hood you'll find a supercharged five-liter V8 engine producing 500 horsepower. While inside you'll discover small touches that make it an ideal touring car — details like a spacious luggage area, a hidden picnic seat, and beautiful leather and wood detailing throughout.
Sure,the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC Coupe has plenty of appeal when you consider it in terms of looks alone — with its gorgeous styling highly reminiscent of the equally-impressive Concept S-Class Coupe. But perhaps more appealing is what's hidden beneath its aggressively-styled body: a hand-built bi-turbo 5.5-liter V8 engine, capable of producing 577 horsepower and a staggering 664 pound-feet of torque. But, we're pleased to say, that's not all. It's packed with electronic goodies made to improve the driving experience while making it safer (stuff like crash-preventing brakes, active steering, and adaptive air suspension). Pair that with ceramic brakes, lightweight construction, all-wheel drive, a seven-speed transmission, and what you get is one incredible piece of engineering that's also safe and comfortable to drive. That sounds like a win-win.
If you're in the market for a Porsche, but don't want to drop the kind of money that would land you in a fairly-decent home, then the 2015 Porsche Cayman GTS is the only way to go. Having come into its own over the past couple years — and by no means any longer considered a poor man's Porsche — the Cayman is plenty of car for your buck. With a 3.4-liter flat six with a total output of 340 horsepower and the ability to hit 177 mph, it's no slouch on the road or the track. Both the Cayman and its convertible sibling the Boxster feature the Sport Chrono package standard, letting you configure driving dynamics on the fly, while a standard six-speed manual gives you plenty of control over every bit of power packed into the rear.