2013 NISSAN GT-R
The original Nissan GT-R was good enough, if there is such a thing when it comes to super-sports cars. Introduced in 2007, the car code-named “Godzilla” featured a twin-turbo V6 engine that delivered a whopping 478 horsepower, a mind-blowing 434 lb-ft of torque and a stratospheric top speed that hovers around 300 km/h.
All of this muscle was managed by the most technologically advanced systems of the day, including a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and a torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system that made the GT-R one of the best-handling cars on the planet.
For the 2012 model year, the engineers at Nissan upped their game by giving the GT-R more power (530 hp), more torque (448 lb-ft) and a higher terminal velocity (312 km/h).
Apparently, these engineers have never heard of resting on their laurels. The brand-new 2013 Nissan GT-R has even more power (545 hp) and torque (463 lb-ft). The top speed is reportedly the same—no need to get greedy—but the GT-R is now capable of launching from 0–100 km/h in just 2.7 seconds, which would leave exotic cars that cost three times as much gasping for breath.
On track, the new GT-R is an absolute monster, with acceleration and reflexes designed to keep even the most hardcore driving enthusiast entertained for miles to come. From $103,980
2012 PORSCHE CAYMAN R
While there’s nothing inherently wrong with the base Porsche Cayman or the quicker Cayman S, neither holds a candle to the race-ready Cayman R. More horsepower, less weight and a lower ride height transform the R into one of the best sports cars in the world—at any price. From $75,600
2012 FISKER KARMA
The Karma is a luxury plug-in hybrid electric sedan with an all-electric range of 80 km, a range-extending gas engine and a solar-panel glass roof that delivers an additional 300 km of cost-free driving per year. The distinctive cabin uses only reclaimed wood and other sustainable materials. From every angle, this car is an absolute stunner. From $109,000
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