Top 10 Tech Cars

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Top 10 Tech Cars
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In the automobile's primitive days, when it ran on steam, it reached paltry speeds of 3 mph and was unreliable, at best. Over time, with credit due to Karl Benz, Henry Ford and other innovators, cars became a powerful and dependable mode of transportation. Today, cars are not only safer than ever, but are also equipped with impressive technological contraptions. From savvy GPS devices to vehicles that run strictly on electricity, there's no shortage of impressive automobiles on the market.

Ferrari 458 Italia
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Ferrari 458 Italia

Ferrari's 458 Italia has garnered more than 30 international awards in its brief existence. In addition to its gorgeous exterior, the lavish sports car is ridiculously fast. It reaches speeds that top 200 mph and goes from zero to 60 in 3.2 seconds, according to the Ferrari website. The company considers the Ferrari 458 its most sophisticated sports car.

2012 Audi A7
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2012 Audi A7

The 2012 Audi A7 boasts a swanky exterior and a sophisticated navigation system that'll have wanderlusts salivating. It features a Google Earth-based navigation system -- one of the best navigation systems found in any car today, according to CNET Reviews -- that shows the car's position on a photographic landscape and lists nearby landmarks with detailed descriptions, courtesy of Wikipedia.

Jaguar XJ Supersport
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Jaguar XJ Supersport

The Jaguar XJ Supersport is as sexy as it is functional, seductive as it is powerful. From seats that massage as you cruise to an impressive audio system sure to improve your mood every time you hit the road, this is one lean, mean, tech-savvy machine. If your wallet's a little sensitive, you may want to be wary of the $110,000 price tag on this luxury tech car.

Toyota Prius C
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Toyota Prius C

The Toyota Prius remains a powerhouse among the small pack of hybrid cars available today. The company's newest edition of the Prius, the Prius C, has just as much promise. The Prius C is slightly smaller than its forerunner and cheaper, too. According to Toyota's website, it also features Entune technology, allowing owners to stream music, check on stock prices and search the Internet.

Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet
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Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

With 350 horsepower at 7,400 RPM and the ability to go from zero to 60 in under 5 seconds, the 911 Carrera Cabriolet from Porsche is an impressive beast. It features zonal climate control, BOSE Surround Sound, hands-free, Bluetooth connection and smart seats that adjust to your body -- all wrapped up in a sporty-meets-vintage package.

Hyundai Veloster
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Hyundai Veloster

The hip-looking 2012 Hyundai Veloster comes equipped with steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise control, a 7-inch high resolution LCD video touchscreen, Blue Link Telematics System and an integrated Bluetooth, hands-free phone system. And, despite it being slightly bigger than the comparable Scion TC and Honda CR-Z hybrid, it does better on gas. In fact, it's supposed to get up to 40 mpg.

Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
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Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

Though a pricey option at more than $60,000, many may consider the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe a worthy buy. It's equipped with a powerful supercharged engine (a 3.6 liter V-6), an OnStar application that allows for remote unlocking and car start and a Bluetooth phone system. In terms of the CTS-V Coupe's aesthetic appeal, it's angular, sleek and debonair.

2012 ZL1 Camaro
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2012 ZL1 Camaro

The Camaro has a reputation for being a man's car -- one with attitude, power and the ability to make you feel young no matter your age. The 2012 ZL1 Camaro is no exception. According to the Popular Mechanics website, this mean-looking sports car clocks a zero-to-60 mph dash in under 5 seconds. A convertible version will be released in 2013.

BMW 5 Series
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BMW 5 Series

Aside from its basic function as a navigation device, the BMW 5 Series' iDrive center-stack LCD display provides access to everything from weather reports to Twitter feeds. With a Bluetooth connection, the iDrive also reads text messages and emails from any iPhone. To top it off, many of the iDrive functions are controlled hands-free to minimize distractions.

Nissan Leaf
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Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf is on a mission to make electric cars the next big thing. The new, ultra green Nissan boasts up to 100 miles per charge, although ExtremeTech claims 75-to-80 miles is a more reasonable expectation. To further impress eco-conscious consumers, the Nissan Leaf makes all its car seats out of recycled plastic bottles.

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