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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta: Ferrari will present its long-awaited successor to the 599 GTB Fiorano, the all-new F12 Berlinetta, the fastest and most powerful road car the automaker has ever built. Its engine alone is a masterpiece, delivering unprecedented performance and revs for a naturally-aspirated 12-cylinder. Peak output is 729 horsepower (740 in metric figures) and 508 pound-feet of torque, enough to rocket it from 0-60 mph in just 3.1 seconds and see it reach a top speed in excess of 211 mph.
Volkswagen Golf GTI Convertible: The latest addition to the Volkswagen lineup packs in all the performance of the GTI hatchback, and adds the pleasures of open-top driving for four, thanks to a convertible body and an electrically powered fabric roof that can be folded away in just 9.5 seconds, even while traveling at speeds of up to 18 mph. Unfortunately, with Volkswagen choosing not to offer the latest Golf Convertible in the U.S., it’s highly unlikely that a limited run of Golf GTI Convertibles would be. European sales start in the second half of the year.
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Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG: With less weight, more power, and an advanced multi-clutch transmission onboard, there’s a lot to love about the new 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG. It also doesn’t hurt that the car is capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds and reaching a top speed (electronically limited) to 186 mph. The exterior would be the only quibble we have so far as it appears too similar to the standard SL. The changes include a new bodykit, AMG-specific LED daytime running lights, a custom sports exhaust system and an integrated rear diffuser.
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Aston Martin V8 Vantage: Aston Martin has prepared a subtle facelift for its V8 Vantage, though the updates are the most comprehensive changes made to the car since 2008. The car’s powertrain still consists of a 4.7-liter V-8 but peak output has been lifted to 430 horsepower and 361 pound-feet of torque. You’ll be quick to note that those numbers are lifted from last year’s Vantage S. Further enhancements center on the V8 Vantage’s chassis, which also gets a few items from the Vantage S.
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