Nissan GT-R

Powered by a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-6 to produce more than 450 bhp. MSRP ~$70,000. The on-sale date in the U.S. will be in the spring of 2008.


Audi R8

The R8 makes the most of its 4.2-liter aluminum-block V-8, delivering its 420 bhp through either a conventional gated 6-speed manual transmission or Audi’s 6-speed R tronic. Starting at $109,000, the R8 isn’t cheap.

Audi S5

Priced in the mid-$50,000 range, the S5 boasts 354 bhp from its throaty 4.2-liter V-8. A 5-speed Tiptronic won’t come until the middle of next year.

Ford Shelby GT500KR

A carbon-fiber hood will conceal a 540-bhp version of the supercharged 5.4-liter V-8.

Infinity G37 Coupe

Powering the rear-drive G is an all-new 330-bhp 3.7-liter aluminum-block V-6. The first engine to feature Infiniti’s Variable Valve Event and Lift (VVEL).

Lexus IS-F

All-new IS-F sports sedan will make more than 400 bhp and 350 lb.-ft. of torque from a 5.0-liter V-8. Launching the car from 0–60 mph in less than 4.9 seconds


Arriving in Spring 2008, armed with a Formula 1-inspired 414-bhp (420 bhp DIN) 4.0-liter V-8, the M3 is one of the fastest coupes around. M3 can sprint from 0–62 mph in 4.2 seconds. Expect the sticker price to start in the low $60,000s.

Maserati GranTurismo

Under the hood is the 4.2-liter V-8, tuned to produce 405 bhp at 7100 rpm. A new smooth-shifting semiautomatic transmission manufactured by ZF. Talk is money, the Maserati GranTurismo will be in the $110,000 neighborhood.

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster

Designed and built by McLaren of Formula 1 fame. Powered by a supercharged 5.4-liter 626-bhp V-8. An estimated price of around $450,000.

Nissan Nismo 350Z

Unfortunately, no major modifications were made to the 3.5-liter V-6, so the car isn’t any faster in a straight line than the stock version. The Nismo 350Z will be limited to 1500 models in the U.S., and with an asking price of just $37,450.

Porsche 911 GT2

The new GT2 will officially be the most powerful 911 to roll off the Porsche production line, with 530 bhp on tap from its twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter flat-6. MSRP $191,700.

Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series

The “Black” is powered by a 507-bhp version of AMG’s 4-cam, 32-valve V-8. Only 350 examples will come to the U.S., at $135,000 apiece.

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