Whip Appeal: 2013’s Coolest Cars

B.L.A.C.'s picks for 2013 cars, trucks and utilities.

As you scope out the sweet rides at this month’s North American International Auto Show, it’s only natural to feel a new-car craving. Trouble is, many of those fine vehicles won’t be hitting the road for months or even years to come. But no worries. Here, we offer Plan B: Some of 2013’s coolest cars that offer plenty of whip appeal. If you’ve got the cash, you can get yourself one of these beauties. If not, it's free to look.

2013 Quattroporte

Move over for the new Maserati Quattroporte, the synthesis of luxury and sportiness. Made to drive, the Quattroporte’s seats electronically adjust in 14 positions, and options include a front seat comfort pack providing heating, cooling and massages.
MSRP: $127,250

2013 Mustang

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Get ready to ride this pony. Newly designed for 2013, the Ford Mustang delivers on substance and style, sporting a more prominent grille and a premium look with signature lighting and dramatic LED tail lamps.
MSRP: $22,995

2013 SRT Viper

With its Street & Racing Technology, the Viper roars back with more power and performance, preserving the iconic DNA of the sports car.
MSRP: $97,395

2013 Navigator

How do you want it? The sleek, luxurious seven-passenger Lincoln Navigator offers versions with rear-wheel, four-wheel drive and extended length.
MSRP: $57,775

2013 Avalanche

Rolling into its last year of production, General Motors commemorates the Avalanche Black Diamond Edition. The 2013 model features a lower price, body-colored surround beds, rear camera, rear parking assistance, and remote start as standard equipment on LS models.
MSRP: $36,975

2013 ATS

The all-new 2013 Cadillac ATS is the answer to compact luxury sports sedans, and is designed to challenge the world’s best premium cars. Agile and lightweight, this head turner is available in all-wheel drive.
MSRP: $33,990

2013 A7

Selected by Car and Driver Magazine as one of the “10Best” top picks less than $80,000, the Audi A7 is a two-time consecutive winner because of its design, performance and technology.
MSRP: $60,100

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