November is the most wonderful time of the year for auto enthusiasts and the companies that exist to thrill them. Between the L.A. Auto Show and the Tokyo Motor Show of 2013, attendees have had countless jaw-dropping experiences viewing super cars, fuel-cell vehicles, and American muscle icons. Here are the nine cars stealing the thunder at global auto shows.
Volkswagen (VLKAY.PK) had its share of electric vehicle offerings for L.A. Auto Show attendees, but it didn’t shy away from old-fashioned combustion-engine power in the slightest. The Design Vision GTI on display packs a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 capable of generating 503 horsepower on 413 pounds-feet of torque. It can blast off to 186 mph and sprint from 0-62 in 3.9 seconds. It’s Autobahn ready.