It's an exciting time to be a car enthusiast. Even as the rise of self-driving cars continues, there's a deluge of driver's cars coming down the pipeline that we can't wait to get our hands on. These are the cars that keep us awake at night with giddy anticipation.
Ford blew everyone away when it showed off the gorgeous new GT at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. It's incomprehensibly pretty in person and promises to continue the legacy of Ford's greatest motorsport achievement. Hopefully it lives up to the looks and the name.
After years of financial instability forcing it to squeeze more and more out of the DB9 platform, Aston Martin finally has a successor in the DB11. Gone is the old naturally-aspirated V12, but the twin-turbo V12 that takes its place makes 600 horsepower, so we're not too upset. The DB11 looks the part, too.
On paper, Koenigsegg's newest car is just mindblowing. Fifteen-hundred horsepower from a turbocharged V8 and two electric motors, and no gearbox. It promises to be unlike anything else. We can't wait to drive it.
It's hard to be optimistic about Alfa Romeo, given its long and troubled history. The new Giulia, however, could possibly be the car that restores honor to the Alfa Romeo name. The jury's still out on this one, but we can't help but be hopeful.
Finally, a Lexus with some serious swagger. The LC 500 is a strong message to those who (justifiably) accused Lexus of becoming bland and boring. With this, Lexus reminds us that it still knows how to build a jaw-dropper.
There's always reason to be worried when a legendary automaker veers into a new technology, but the very pretty Mission E has us excited for the electric car(s) Porsche is cooking up. The future looks bright in Stuttgart.
After losing its way, Honda is returning to the practical enthusiast cars it built its reputation on. Better still, it's bringing the next Civic Type R to the U.S., and based on the concept it showed off at Geneva last month, it could be a legitimate Focus RS competitor.
Will the Tesla Model 3 be the car that finally brings EVs into the mainstream? Considering its more afforable BMW 3 Series-esque price, it could very well be. The Model S, especially the performance versions, set a high bar for the baby Tesla.
Bugatti had a herculean task building on the mighty Veyron, but the Chiron appears to be a worthy successor. Even though its top speed is "limited" to just 261 mph (six less than the Veyron Super Sports), the new car promises to be both quicker and more fun to drive. It's certainly prettier too.
The old Camaro ZL1 was a great engine dragging along a sometimes unwilling chassis. The new ZL1 takes the engine from the Cadillac CTS-V and sticks it in the much-superior Alpha platform the current Camaro rides on. We were pleasantly surprised by the regular Camaro SS—the new ZL1 promises even more greatness.