It’s no wonder the fat cats at GM kept the company afloat – they were holding out to see this Cadillac pull off the line. The 2011 CTS-V Coupe’s angled exterior is sleek & sexy. But she’s not shallow. Under the hood…an Eaton Supercharger sitting on top of a 6.2-liter V8 engine delivering 556hp. Saucy.
You’re looking the future in the face. Mini’s 2011 Coupe is rounder & sportier with a turbocharged 1.6 liter speeding up to 208 horses. Instantly recognizable from the front, this baby’s finally got back.
Hyundai’s 2012 Veloster is small, but fierce. A sports hatch equipped with a 1.6 liter pumping out 140hp with 40 mpg. The final design is being kept under camouflage, but CEO John Krafcik promises something exciting.
Tired of being “cute” – the Mini Cooper went…and returned mean. The BMW subsidiary’s 2011 Countryman is a compact, 4-door crossover offering a taller, wider, longer & more rugged design. Available with 122 or 183 horses, this little bullet will never be sweet again.
I want this one in my garage. Mercedes F800 hybrid joins a direct-injection, 300hp, V6 engine with a 109hp electric motor. Do the math & you have 409 stallions. Pre-Safe Technology engages the brakes when an imminent rear-end collision is detected. Traffic Jam Assistant sustains a safe following distance and maneuvers though curves at speeds under 25 MPH. Green has never looked so good.
Lotus’ first new ride in over a decade. The 2010 Evora preserves the brand’s DNA with a redesigned interior providing taller passengers ( ahem athletes ) a more luxurious ride. With high performance & deft dynamics, the razor-sharp responsiveness grants drivers the thrill of every bend in the road.
The claws have come out. After 40 years, Ian Callum gives Jaguar’s XJ a modern makeover. This large cat is light & lithe with its aluminum construction. Under the hood hums a top level, 5.0-liter, direct-injected V8 delivering 510 horses and 461 lb-ft of torque. Inside is pure luxury with comfort & technology beyond any other in its class. Prrrr….