Hundreds of horses drive each of these sweet rides, while Santa has to get by with just eight reindeer.
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Infiniti Q50S Hybrid
Infiniti makes a huge techie leap forward with the Q50S Hybrid, the replacement for the popular G37. This mid-size premium car combines a powerful drivetrain with good fuel economy, then throws in the most innovative steering system available today. The car even uses the navigation system to help the transmission select the right gear.
The Tesla Model S is well-known now as the choice of Silicon Valley executives. It's forward-looking drivetrain is purely electric, yet offers excellent performance and more range than any other production electric car. And since our review, Tesla has added innovative driver-assistance features, including adaptive cruise control.
A muscle car will make any gearhead's heart pump extra loud, and the new Dodge Challenger offers more muscle than most. The R/T Scat Pack version we reviewed comes with a 6.4-liter V-8 for ridiculous power and tire-burning glory. Or step it up a notch further with the Dodge Challenger Hellcat, a 707-horsepower beast.
Cars from Audi, BMW, and Lexus are a common sight on the roads, but how often do you see a Maserati? The new Ghibli adds Italian flavor to the idea of an executive sedan, and costs considerably less than a Ferrari. It will make for an instant talking point, although you will probably want to spend more time driving it.
Audi's A7 comes in a beautiful four-door hatchback design, and introduces some of the best connected cabin tech around. The RS 7 takes that formula and adds performance you can take to the track. Yes, this is the top of the line when it comes to Audi's 7, capable of a roaring good time and the daily slog to work.