On the fast track

1. Bringing Sexy Back
Fast, sleek, and the envy of anyone within earshot of its throttle, the two-seater Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano continues to define what is roadworthy. Available in two six-speed transmissions, its powerful six-liter V12 engine revs from 0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds and tops out at speeds exceeding 205mph. With front and rear parking sensors and an 11-speaker sound system, this road warrior comes with a set of luggage tailored to fit. Nicely packaged for $255,484.

2. A Classic Goes Mod
The design team on the Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé has brought classic, traditional luxury motoring to a sportier destination. Unmistakably a Rolls with design features that include the long bonnet, large diameter wheels, and front-opening coach doors, the Phantom Drophead Coupé sports a shorter and more streamlined frame, easily accessible “picnic boot” (trunk), and road camera that offers split-screen viewing to define a new age for this established brand. Maintains the standard at $412,000.

3. On the Front Line
The Audi R8 midsize sports car is revving at the starting line ready to compete with the best in its category. Offering power (420 horses in a V8 FSI engine), speed (0 to 62 in 4.6 seconds), control (quattro permanent four-wheel drive) and flexibility (manual and automatic functions), the Audi R8 is also exceptionally spacious for driver, passenger, and cargo. And it’s smartly priced between $110,000 and $120,000.

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