No, not Tesla the band — Tesla the maker of electric cars. One of the reasons electric motors have been long lamented is the fact that they're slow. Or at least they used to be. The Tesla Roadster (starting at $98,000) is the first entirely electric car we'd recommend. Featuring a 0-60 time of 3.9 seconds, a range of 220 miles per charge while averaging an equivalent of 135 mpg, and drop-dead gorgeous looks, this is one green-friendly auto that everyone is sure to love.
With the resurgence of Hemi-powered Chargers and retro-styled Mustangs and Camaros, why not step it up a notch and actually get one of the muscle cars these new rides aspire to be. The Baldwin-Motion 1969 SS-427 Camaro (starting at $169,000) are faithful recreations of high-performance Chevys of the past. Custom built to order, these bad-asses start with "donor" original 1969 models, complete with original VIN numbers, 450 hp, and modern comforts such as air conditioning and modern steering and braking systems. Still not enough power for you? Add a supercharged or twin-turbo big-block to crank the power up to between 650-1000+ horses. Truly a classic reborn — but hurry, they're only making 12.
We've been lusting after a Mercedes SL ever since the current body style was announced, but this new edition has us flat-out drooling. The 50th Anniversary Mercedes Benz SL550 ($TBA) commemorates the (surprise!) 50th anniversary of the original 1957 300SL, and it does it in style. Powered by a 382 hp V-8, this Pewter Metallic beauty features plenty of gadgetry for your inner geek, and wraps you in ventilated Cognac Brown leather seats while you buzz down the road on 18-inch wheels. We don't know the price, but unfortunately for us we're guessing that if we have to ask, it's too expensive.