Anticipation is an arresting place for your thoughts to rest. And with one of the biggest auto shows on the global calendar now just days away in Detroit, we're waiting with bated breath for the fresh sheetmetal, powerful new engines and even the cool dressings--think eye-catching LED taillights.

But some cars simply stir the emotions more than others. So with that in mind, we offer you six cars set for the Motor City show that have us on the edge of our seats.

Cadillac CTS-V coupe: This is the killer Caddy we've all been waiting for. At AW, we like our luxury mixed with adrenaline, and the CTS-V coupe delivers.

This car pumps out 556 hp and 551 lb-ft of torque from a supercharged V8 mated to a six-speed manual transmission. This translates to 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. And what makes us drool over this car in puddles is the sheetmetal. It looks and says American power and is unmistakably Cadillac. It's a true halo for the brand and looks to be a home run for the new General Motors.

Mercedes-Benz E-class cabriolet: Continuing in the theme of luxury lust, this Benz is open-air German fun in the most