2013 Audi RS 7
Once relegated to Europe, Audi’s potent RS models—an alternative to BMW M and Mercedes AMG— have trickled into the United States, ﬁrst with the TT RS, then the RS 5, and now, the RS 7. This is Audi at its most extreme and with an equally gorgeous body to match. As if the 420-horsepower S7 weren’t enough, the RS 7’s twin-turbo V8 blows out a staggering 553 horsepower, making it the most powerful model in the lineup (and that includes the V10 R8). The twin exhaust openings can swallow your entire ﬁst, appropriate for its maniacal top speed (190 miles per hour) and staggering prices ($130,000 to start).