Car: Camaro SS. The return of a muscle car icon, with sharp styling (though poor rear visibility) and vicious performance. Yes, the Taurus SHO is good, but it is a $40,000 Taurus. The Shelby is also a wicked muscle car, and faster than the SS, but also quite a bit more expensive. Bang for the buck, Camaro is the winner.
Truck: Ford Raptor. One. Bad. Ass. Truck. The Chevrolet Equinox is a well executed product, but it doesn't inspire lust. Same goes for the Audi. If you drive on of these two down Woodward Ave, no one will notice. Drive a Raptor, and little kids will point and jump up and down.