For their first turbo-powered car in nearly three decades, the fine folks in Italy have pulled out all the stops, creating the beautiful Ferrari California T. Their new turbo-charged engine is a 3.9-liter V8, sporting 560 horsepower and 557 pound-feet of torque — that's considerably more than its naturally-aspirated predecessor — letting it accelerate from a stop to 62 in only 3.6 seconds. But its turbocharged power plant isn't the only interesting thing about this GT. It features a retractable hardtop that turns it into a convertible in 14 seconds, magnetic suspension, carbon-ceramic brakes, and much more.
Introduced in 1964, the original FIA version of the small block Cobra went on to dominate many forms of racing throughout the decade, against well-known foes like Corvette, Jaguar, and Aston Martin. Now you can recapture that racing spirit with the 50th Anniversary Shelby Cobra 289 FIA. Appropriately limited to just 50 examples, this highly desirable throwback will feature a Viking Blue paint job with Arctic White stripes and roundels, a black leather interior, special anniversary badges, a hand-formed fiberglass or aluminum frame, 15-inch powder coated wheels, a complete exhaust, and a car cover. All you need is an engine, transmission, and some open road.
Made to seize on the nostalgia many feel for the cars of yesterday — while blending in some impressive modern tech — the 2014 Porsche 911 Targa is a retro-styled two-seater that loses half its top at the touch of a button. Just like the original 1965 911 Targa, it features a wrap-around rear window and roof bar with a removable top section. Unlike the original, the roof is now fully-automatic. Available in two models, the 4 and 4S, you can get yours with up to a 3.8-liter flat six producing 400 horsepower. Both come exclusively with all-wheel-drive, and will be available in the US this summer (just in time to cruise topless).