For our fashion issue, we decided to take a look at some of the fastest accessories around.

BMW i8

Starting at $163,300, the convertible version is one of maybe four production cars that is both convertible and can run fully electric.

An impressive hybrid powered by an 11.6kwh lithium-ion battery and a 1.5-liter twin turbo 3-cylinder engine work together to produce 369 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, blasting from 0 to 60 in 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 155mph.

The supercar is available in four driving modes: Comfort, Sport, Eco Pro and eDrive (purely electric).

The two-seater convertible makes the butterfly doors an easy (and beautiful) exit. The top can be dropped at 31mph in less than 16 seconds.

Known for its unmistakable iSeries two-tone paint, it’s now available in two new exterior colors, E-Copper and Donington Grey, and a new interior color scheme with leather and cloth upholstery and carbon-fiber trim.

Mercedes AMG GT C

The perfect blend of muscle and beauty, the Mercedes AMG GT C allows its smooth ride and performance power to speak for it.

The price starts at $157,000 with a horsepower of 550 and torque peaking at 502 lb-ft. Sixty miles per hour flashes past in 3.6 seconds using a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine and all-wheel drive with four-wheel steering (the back wheels turn).

What sets this car apart is that you can choose between four modes with a turn of a button: Comfort, Sport, Sport Plus and Race. All these settings change the overall performance of the car, including the suspension. Not to mention, a top speed of 196mph.

The car, which competes with the Porsche 911 Turbo, is reminiscent of the 1950s and 1960s styles and sports a wider rear end (2.3 inches to be exact). It is also equipped with the new vertical-slatted Panamericana grill.

Convenience factors include a top-notch sound system by the German brand Burmester. You can choose to go topless in 11 seconds at 31mph or less. The 8.4-inch central display infotainment system comes with a console-mounted touchpad and onboard Wi-Fi with a 4G LTE data connection.

McLaren 720S

When you think about the 720S, it’s hard not to recognize its Formula 1 influence.

Its design takes its inspiration from the great white shark (“sleek hunting machine”) and from the McLaren Formula 1 racing machines.

With a whopping 720 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque, it’s no wonder it needs the best chassis and suspension in the world. Here, the Formula 1 inspiration is apparent, as it sits only 4.2 inches off the ground.

The British sports car also features no shifter of any kind but instead, transmission selector buttons. And in its Variable Drift Mode, you can adjust how much the car will drift for increased control and exhilaration.

The vehicle is designed as a Carbon Fiber Monocage II, a one-piece carbon fiber tub with the roof built in, making it super strong and light.

Now let’s talk about the engine. Ricardo makes the twin turbo 4.0-liter V8. The engine compartment is illuminated in red and can be found in the back of the car, while the trunk is located in the front.

Some other interesting facts about this supercar include: no buttons on the steering wheel and it’s one of the only cars on the market featuring a vertical infotainment display. Valet drivers will be disappointed to find out that a valet mode is offered – limiting the car to 30mph.

The $288,845 car blasts from 0 to 60 in 2.7 seconds and 0 to 100 in 5.3 seconds, reaching a top speed of 212mph.

Rolls-Royce Cullinan

Named FOR the largest diamond ever found, the Cullinan takes after its namesake by exuding luxury inside and out.

As the first SUV by Rolls-Royce, the Phantom’s roots run deep modeled with the same “architecture of luxury” platform and signature suicide doors. Not only that, but 96 percent of their cars are bespoke and the Cullinan is no exception. You can choose between different colors, trims, materials and interior layouts.

The twin turbo 6.7-liter V12 engine with 563 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque offers a top speed of 155mph and goes 0 to 60 in 6.7 seconds (not bad for an SUV).

Like any SUV, the Cullinan meets off-road with comfort and class. Its “Viewing Suite” includes two rear-facing foldout seats and a pop-up table for watching outdoor events. The suspension also adjusts automatically using road-scanning cameras. It is eight inches longer than its competitor, the Bentley Bentayga.

Priced in the mid $300,000’s, orders are currently being taken and the first deliveries go out early next year.

Mercedes S63 Coupe

The Mercedes S63 Coupe features a hand-built twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine generating 603 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque to power this $167,700 car.

A little history: The design boasts a new grille with vertical strakes, named the Panamericana grille, and was inspired by the midcentury 300DL race car that won the 1952 Carrera Panamericana.

The uninterrupted span from the windshield to roofline means the Mercedes signature pillarless profile is evident.

It reaches a top speed of 186mph and can accelerate from 0 to 60 in 3.4 seconds.

The safety features and technology advances offered are supreme and include active brake assist that senses cars and objects ahead. This means it automatically applies the right amount of braking once the driver starts to brake. And for those hot summer days, the remote start (via Mercedes app) allows for a 10-minute head start for cooling the vehicle.

The interior includes a 12.3-inch central display unit and a Burmester sound system with twin FrontBass under-dash subwoofers making more room for passengers.

Tesla Model S P100D

The Tesla Model S is known for being the first electric car to compete in the luxury car market. Even the base models are able to cover a 200+ mile range per charge. The top of the line P100D exceeds this by being the first to pass the 300-mile range threshold at 315 miles.

Its power comes from a 100kwh battery with performance dual motor that can recharge 170 miles in 30 minutes. This produces 792 lb-ft of torque and reportedly pumps out 680 horsepower.

According to CEO Elon Musk, the Model S was designed to be a computer on wheels. It’s, ahem, a fast computer – the P100D achieves 0-60 in 2.5 seconds – 0.1 second quicker than the P90D – and reaches a top speed of 155mph in Ludicrous Mode.

Aerodynamics also play a role here as it’s reported to be the most aerodynamic vehicle in its class, with the lowest drag coefficient on the planet.

We couldn’t go on about Tesla without tapping into its famous autopilot features. The enhanced autopilot option improves the camera from one to four with 12 ultrasonic sonar sensors that provide 360-degree coverage. Moreover, the full self-driving mode doubles the camera from four to eight. In this mode, drivers do not need to lift a finger to operate the vehicle. This is only legal in 47 cities around the world. (Note: Fort Lauderdale is not one of them.)

It comes standard with a glass roof and a 17″ touchscreen display that controls practically everything. The starting price is $135,000.

Porsche 911

Possibly the quickest four-seater convertible on the market, the Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet features hypercar acceleration, reaches a top speed of 205mph and sprints to 60mph in 2.9 seconds.

This model, starting at $203,000, was created for making performance driving easy for anyone as its launch-control system is easy to use. According to Car and Driver, here’s how it works: While stopped with the driving-mode selector in Sport or Sport Plus, mash the brake with your left foot, then floor the throttle with your right. Revs shoot up to a plateau at about 5600 rpm, and when you’re ready, simply release the brake and watch it go.

The feel of the drive is just as smooth – all four wheels find traction instantly on smooth surfaces.

The rear 3.8-liter 6-cylinder twin turbo engine releases an output of 580 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque.

It weighs less than its competitor, the Mercedes AMG GT C, by 69 pounds.


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