If fuel efficiency, space, and a clean driving record are not your major concerns, and you have a ridiculous amount of money to spend, then let us direct you across the pond to England's McLaren for the MP4-12C supercar.
Recently we had a chance to get up close and personal with this incredibly over the top, rear-drive mid-engine rocket sled that is built on a Formula-1 grade carbon fiber chassis.
Power comes from an ultra-light 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 that rocks out 592-horsepower and 443 pound-feet of tire shredding torque.
That herd of horses powers through a high tech 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox with normal, sport, and race track modesm, plus automatic, winter, and even a launch control function.
Equally impressive is the adaptive hydraulic suspension, which eliminates mechanical parts like anti-roll bars to deliver true supercar handling and a smooth real world ride.
And for just plain cool parts, our favorite is the speed controlled combination rear spoiler/air brake that helps the MP4-12C both stick to the road, and haul itself down from its shattering 205 mile-per-hour top speed.
McLaren rewrote the rule book of supercars when they introduced the F1 back in 1992. The MP4-12C is a fitting successor, and one that will be available to a wider range of well-heeled speed demons.
Unlike the mere 100 F1s that hit the road, McLaren intends to build an initial run of 1,000 MP4-12C supercars, at a suitably supercar price of about $230,000. You can cash out your 401K and order it now for delivery starting this fall.
Engine: 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8
Price: About $230,000