The coolest cars of 2012

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While automakers are in trouble in the United States and Europe, in 2012 we have seen lots of interesting concepts and new models. The reason is simple: despite the economic hardships of the Old World, globally manufacturers could sell 80 million units, a new record. Below you can see our list of this year’s coolest cars.

The Acura NSX concept presented in 2012 is a mid-engine, all-drive coupe, built using lightweight materials. It will be powered by a V6 engine and an electric motor. The car will enter production most likely in 2015.

Acura-NSX[2]

The BMW 4-Series will replace the coupe and convertible versions of the next-generation 3-Series. It is inspired from the 6-Series Coupe, and it will make its world debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.

BMW-4-Series[3]

The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is the latest super sports car replacing the Ferrari 599. The front mid engine, rear-wheel-drive grand tourer was introduced to the public at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.

Ferrari-F12berlinetta[2]

The Jaguar F-Type is the modern version of the legendary Jag of the 60s. It is built on a shortened platform of the XK convertible, that will be manufactured by Jaguar Cars in 2013.

Jaguar-F-Type[3]

The Lamborghini Aventador J is the roofless and windowless roadster version of the Aventador. It uses the same V12 engine as the Aventador, but it is much lighter, and obviously faster.

Lamborghini-Aventador-Jota[3]

The Lexus LF (Lexus Future) line is a series of concept cars with new design, hybrid and experimental power trains, advanced instrumentation, multiple driver-selected vehicle configurations, and unconventional driver interface designs.

Lexus-LF-CC[2]

The Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo is an estate version of the new Panamera, introduced at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

Porsche-Panamera-Sport-Turismo[3]

The Dodge Viper SRT is a more user-friendly, yet extremely powerful fifth generation of the American muscle car. It was introduced to the public at the New York Auto Show in April 2012.

SRT-Viper[2]