10 Must-Drives in 2007 *pics*

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    Aston Martin V-8 Vantage convertible
    The British automaker recently unveiled this stunning, drop-top version of its entry-level V-8 Vantage two door. Aston designed the Vantage to challenge Porsche's iconic 911 sports car. The hand-built interior will feature the finest leather and wood available.

    Audi R8 coupe
    Fellow German automakers Mercedes and Porsche have built six-figure supercars in recent years, and now Audi is joining the club. The 2008 Audi R8 coupe will have a 420-horsepower V-8 engine and cost $120,000 to $130,000. The car also uses a lightweight, aluminum body and full-time all-wheel drive.


    Bentley Azure convertible
    Bentley's new Azure is a convertible version of the company's full-size Arnage flagship sedan, a vehicle which costs over $200,000. The Azure's clubroom-like interior features wood veneers and rugs made of lamb's wool.

    Cadillac CTS sedan
    Cadillac's overhauled, entry-level CTS sedan is humble compared with many of the cars on this list (it starts around $30,000) but could become a threat to the best-selling luxury car of all: BMW's 3 Series.


    Lexus LS Hybrid sedan
    A gas/electric hybrid, this full-size luxury sedan will have a combined horsepower of 430, more than a Corvette. It's also one of two cars offered this year with LED headlights (the other, Audi's R8, is also on our list).

    Maybach 62 S sedan
    Maybach's new 62 S, a hot-rod version of the company’s flagship, $390,000 62, will feature a souped-up, 604-hp V-12 engine that can propel the car from zero to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds. Certain design elements set the 62 S apart from the regular 62, such as a more stylized grille, chrome-trimmed fog lights and carbon-fiber interior trim.


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    Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG coupe
    Mercedes will improve on its $100,000 CL-Class flagship with the introduction of the CL63 AMG hot-rod version. The CL63 will feature a 518-hp version of AMG's new, 6.3-liter engine. What's more, the CL's front seats come with massage capabilities.

    Nissan GT-R coupe
    Nissan will not disclose the price or engine specifications of its forthcoming GT-R supercar. It is only saying that this long-awaited dream machine will show up at October’s Tokyo Motor Show.

    Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead convertible
    The company's only convertible has two suicide doors and a soft top (bucking a trend in which all luxury convertibles seem to have retractable hardtops).

    Volvo S80 sedan
    The S80 is the first Volvo sedan with a V-8 engine--a near-requirement for premium automobiles. And since Volvo is all about safety, enhancements to the new S80 include smarter airbag design and a blind-spot information system, in which cameras near the outside mirrors detect vehicles that might be in a blind spot. The system then relays the information to the driver.
  3. OH I love that Bentley!!
  4. DROOLS..:drool:
  5. NICe!!!
  6. bentley! :drool::drool::drool::drool::drool:
  7. Gorgeous! I'll take the Phantom :drool:
  8. MMMM............... now that is giving me some dirty thoughts....... :nuts: ;) :supacool:
  9. This is great and all, but where are the top 10 must have AFFORDABLE cars for 2007?!?!?! :amuse: :wtf:

    That Aston Martin... :drool:
  10. Just gorgeous!!!!

    I'll show this to PHH. I just got this emailed from him - guess what he's "playing with" this weekend?


    Yes, this is PHH - on a circuit in the UK. He said he was going to give the thumbs up but was too scared to take his hands off the wheel at 150 m/h. Notice how he's looking at the camera????
  11. Cal that is sooo cool!!!!!!!!!!!!1
  12. I know Megs!!!! I'm so jealous. Today they've driven a Jag XKR, Porsche 911 JP3, Formula Palmer Audi, Renault Clio Racer, Palmer Jaguar JP1, a Caterham Superlight and did some crazy 4WD track. I think they're going to make this a regular event so next time I'm going to go (although secretly I think I'd rather put the money towards a nice bag).
  13. Your PHH and my PHH would get along great!
  14. I have a list of the most GREENIE cars I can post later.
  15. Thanks, Maxter--strangely, my Toyota minivan isn't in there.:graucho:

    Funny story--I heard a lady complaining about the price of gas, then saw her get into her Bentley. If you drive one of those, is the cost of gas really a problem?