Sounds like you mostly looking at Asian & German cars and you've got some good ones on your list.
However, if you willing to give "Detroit Iron" a try, they are making some great stuff these days. I'd suggest taking a look at the current crop of V8 powered pony cars. The modern American V8s are pretty sophisticated and really pump the power out.
The Dodge Challenger hits gets the retro muscle car stance and style best plus it is reportedly the most comfortable. The upper level engines are plain outragous! The Mustang would be next on my list. Camero has the speed and handling nailed, but the gunship style tiny windows are a turn off IMO. Cadillac has some hot stuff too but may be out of your price range.
I hope you have some fun, rubber burning test drives. Would be great to hear your report.