It's not a complete redesign, but it's not like the Maserati GranTurismo Sport ($TBA) needed a whole lot more than a simple freshening up. Included in this updated model is a 4.7-liter V8 cranking out 460 hp — up 26 over the GranTurismo S that it replaces — the Sport also boasts a more aggressive front fascia, LED daytime running lamps, new, darker tail lamps, new seats, and a new steering wheel.
Few things can compare to a gorgeous convertible sports car, and few of those can compare to the Audi R8 GT Spyder ($210,000). Built by hand, each one features a 560 hp 5.2-liter V10 at its heart, accelerating it to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 197 mph. Other features include an ultra lightweight body that makes heavy use of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer, quattro all-wheel drive — we can hear the "Hey, I needed it to get around in the snow!" excuses now — 19-inch wheels, xyz ventilated and cross-drilled rotors, a fixed rear spoiler, an optional Bang & Olufsen-badged 12-speaker sound system, LED headlights, and GPS navigation. Oh, and a special badge on the gear shift letting you know which of the 333 being made is parked in your palatial garage.
Sad because your holiday gifts were decidedly sub-par? Cheer yourself up by grabbing up a piece of television history. The General Lee ($TBA; auction) is the exact same car used to jump a police cruiser in the first episode. Unfortunately, it sat in a junkyard for years after its maiden — and only — voyage, until it was found, rescued, and painstakingly restored to its former hell raisin' glory. [Insert audio of "Dixie" here].