The 5 most exciting cars of 2013

It's going to be a good year.



    There are plenty of important vehicles on the way to America's roads this year, including GM's new full-size pickups and the redesigned Rav4, but it's New Year's Day, so let's keep things exciting. From the latest Shaguar to what may turn out to be the greatest sports car of all time, click through to check out the five most exciting cars coming in 2013.


    2014 Chevrolet Corvette 60-years-young this year, Chevrolet is introducing an all-new Corvette in Detroit on January 13th. Most of the details are still under wraps, but the seventh generation model is expected to be lighter and more refined than the current car, with an updated take on the 'Vette's classic lines. It's all-new 6.2-liter V8 will deliver at least 450 hp to the rear wheels and improved fuel economy thanks to direct fuel injection, variable valve timing and cylinder deactivation.


    2014 Jaguar F-Type As the first two-seat Jaguar in 40 years, the F-Type marks the British automaker's return to its very sporting roots. The compact convertible will be available with a choice of supercharged V6 or V8 engines and should make for a worthy successor to the legendary E-Type of the 1960's and 1970's.


    2014 BMW i8 The wildly-designed i8 is a plug-in hybrid coupe that uses a three-cylinder engine and electric motor combo to deliver 400 hp of performance and up to 87 mpg for an expected price of $125,000. Also, it has awesome doors.


    Porsche 918 Spyder A little higher on the plug-in hybrid food chain, the 918 Spyder has the V8 engine from a Le Mans race car and not one, but three electric motors for a combined output somewhere near 800 hp and a top speed in excess of 200 mph. Just 918 of them will be built, and with a price of $845,000 that's probably enough.


    2014 McLaren P1 McLaren set the bar low for this one, setting out to build the best sports car in history. It's doing it with a coupe constructed almost entirely of lightweight and strong carbon fiber and alien bodywork that was designed to make the wind bow before it. What will power it when it goes on sale later this year is still unknown, but rumor has it that the engine bay will be filled with a V8 engine and a Formula One-style kinetic energy recovery system good for a maximum output of nearly 1,000 hp.
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