The trend towards retro car designs continues with the Imperia GP (€80,000; roughly $110,000). Resurrecting a brand name that's been dead for over half a century, the GP is a plug-in hybrid with a turbocharged 1.6L four-cylinder combustion engine and a perky electric engine for a range of around 44 miles on battery power alone, a 0 to 100 km/h time of six seconds in electric mode — and only four seconds when in hybrid mode — and exterior styling that recalls the company's past glories, while bringing the design language into the 21st century.
It's not often a new car from a small(ish) manufacturer can run with the Ferraris, Porsches, and Lamborghinis of the world, but that's certainly the case with the McLaren MP4-12C ($230,000). This spiritual successor to the legendary F1 uses a 592-horsepower 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 and a seven-speed twin-clutch gearbox to go from 0-60 in as little as 3.2 seconds, from 0-125 in 8.9 seconds, a Proactive chassis control system that allows for instant adjustment of the car's settings to match the situation, brake-steer technology borrowed from Formula 1, and other goodies that make it as beastly on the track as it is attention-grabbing off of it.
Not content with the pedestrian interior of your $80K-plus Nissan? Then the Nissan GT-R Egoist ($TBA) is for you. Featuring the same 530 horsepower, 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 engine, a launch control system that sends the car from 0-60 in just 2.9 seconds, high intensity LED running lights, and lower center of gravity as the normal GT-R, the Egoist features a more luxurious interior of supple leather with carbon fiber accents and other goodies. Because sometimes having the best car on the block just isn't good enough.