Jaguar F-Type

"Long awaited" doesn't begin to describe the F-Type – Jaguar's first pure sports car since the classic stogie-shaped E-Type went extinct in 1974. The convertible makes up for lost time with a sexy shape and lusty exhaust snarls, though the lack of a manual-shift option is a demerit. And it's more than a pretty face: Power escalates from a 3.0-liter, supercharged V-6 with either 340 or 380 horsepower, to a beastly F-Type V-8 S with 495 horsepower. [$69,895 (F-Type)/$81,895 (F-Type S)/$92,895 (F-Type V-8 S); jaguarusa.com]