- Heath Grayson
15 SUPERCARS WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IN 2020
The year 1886 is regarded as the birth year of the modern car when German inventor Karl Benz patented his Benz Patent-Motorwagen. Cars became widely available in the early 20th century. One of the first cars accessible to the masses was the 1908 Model T, an American car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company. Since then we have anticipated new models coming out. Faster, lighter, more efficient, stylish, new technology: these are all things we lust after in upcoming models. And in over 100 years, nothing has changed. We live in an amazing world that is flourishing in automotive innovation, and we are excited to reap the benefits. In the next year we are going to see some of the most amazing supercars to hit the street. Some are electric, some pure petrol and others just defy what we think a car could even be. None the less, we are excited to show you some of our favorites we can't wait to see!
Hennessey Venom F5
The Hennessey Venom F5 is an upcoming high-performance sports car manufactured by the newly founded American vehicle-manufacturing company Hennessey Special Vehicles which was established in 2017. The Venom F5 will be the first vehicle to be developed and manufactured in-house by the company including the chassis, body work, engine and exhaust system developed by the company along with other bespoke components. The F5 name is a reference to the F5 tornado, the fastest in the Fujita scale, attaining speeds as high as 261–318 mph.
SSC North America has officially announced that it expects to deliver its first production Tuatara in Q3 of 2019. The history of this car (and this company) remind us nothing is certain, but it seems the long-awaited supercar might finally be on the way. If the car is indeed delivered, we expect the customer to be extremely happy with the finished product. In addition to the Tuatara's spacecraft carbon-fibered looks, it has a carbon fiber monocoque and a twin-turbocharged 5.9-liter flat-plane-crank V8. SSC says the car has a verified drag coefficient of 0.279, and it can produce up to 1,750 horsepower on E85 fuel or 1,350 on 91 octane. It also has active track features, including an adaptive wing and an adaptive ride height.
Lotus has just unveiled its first ever all-electric hypercar. The vehicle in question is called the Evija, and the figures behind it are just a little bit staggering. Lotus claims it'll have a top speed of more than 200mph, produce 1,971hp and do 0-60 in less than three seconds.
Aston Martin Valkyrie
The mid-engined Valkyrie is more than your typical household hypercar; you know, the one your billionaire neighbor drives. It's essentially a Formula 1 car disguised as something you might see in a sci-fi film about street racing. It has an incredible hybrid powertrain that powers the rear wheels through a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V-12 engine that collaborates with an electric motor. Together, they develop a combined 664 lb-ft of torque and 1160 horsepower at an amazing 10,500 rpm. While Aston says the hybrid system plays a supplementary role, it uses a state-of-the-art kinetic-engine-recovery system (KERS) that supplies a power boost. It's no coincidence that this technology is also used on F1 cars. Few know how well the Valkyrie rides and handles, so we won't attempt to guess. However, we know it features active aerodynamics that adjust in real time to add downforce and improve cornering abilities.
Ferrari SF90 Stradale
The SF90 Stradale is no fuel-sipping, underpowered Toyota Prius: Its 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine teams up with three electric motors to crank out 986 horsepower. Ferrari estimates a zero-to-60-mph time of 2.5 seconds and says the car will top out at 211 mph. All-wheel drive is standard and the SF90 Stradale can travel up to 16 miles on electric power alone, so long as the driver doesn't accelerate too aggressively and awaken the mighty V-8. A set of active aerodynamic features help the SF90 Stradale stick to the pavement with up to 860 pounds of downforce.
Ferrari F8 Tributo
The scorching-hot F8 Tributo represents a return to form of sorts for Ferrari, thanks primarily to its enhanced and evocative styling. The mid-engined supercar, whose name translates to "tribute" in English, replaces the 488GTB. While the Tributo looks similar to that model, it features more classic Ferrari design elements such as four round taillights and a louvered rear window à la the iconic F40. The crown jewel of this rear-drive Italian exotic is a twin-turbo 3.9-liter V-8 that summons 710 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque. Ferrari fans might recognize these numbers from the track-ready 488 Pista from which this engine is indeed derived.
As the spiritual successor to the legendary McLaren F1, the 2020 McLaren Speedtail evokes similar desires with its one-of-a-kind design and out-of-this-world performance. The streamlined speedster is the fastest and most powerful McLaren ever built, and it represents the pinnacle of the company's exotic lineup. While full powertrain details are unknown, we do know that the rear-drive 2020 Speedtail has a hybrid system that develops a total of 1035 horsepower courtesy of its gasoline engine and electric motors. Combined with an incredibly aerodynamic shape and ultra-lightweight construction, the Speedtail can reach a claimed top speed of 250 mph. Likewise, McLaren says it will accelerate from zero to 186 mph in 12.8 seconds.
The 2020 GT takes the place of the 570GT in the McLaren lineup, though it sits outside the brand's established Sports and Super Series cars. It uses a similar carbon monocoque as the 720S, where the roof structure attached to the passenger cell, but it's designed to provide more room for people and stuff. McLaren says it's long enough to fit a set of golf clubs or a pair of skis. The engine under the luggage compartment is a version of the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 first used in the 720S, though it's tuned for less power and lots of mid-range grunt. McLaren says 612 horsepower, and 465 lb-ft of torque, to be precise. Paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, this engine helps propel the GT to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds, 124 mph in 9.0 seconds, and to a 203-mph top speed.
Porsche 992 911 Turbo S
The regular 911 has been turbocharged since the 2016 model year, but only this mack-daddy Turbo gets to use the capital T. Power will continue to come from a twin-turbocharged flat-six, which we believe will be an evolution of the current car's engine, and with the certainty of a power increase over the 540 and 580 horsepower, respectively, that today's 991.2 Turbo and Turbo S muster. All-wheel drive will be standard, as will Porsche's new eight-speed PDK transmission and a battery of dynamic aids, including rear-wheel steering. The price point will be breaking slightly into $200k.
Alfa Romeo 8C
When Alfa Romeo presented its 2018-2022 product roadmap at the beginning of June, the revival of the 8C took center stage for obvious reasons. The Italians were kind enough to disclose some preliminary technical specifications, mentioning the performance coupe will be developed around a carbon fiber monocoque chassis with a mid-mounted twin-turbo engine and an electrified front axle.A combined output of more than 700 horsepower was promised, but a new report indicates Alfa Romeo might’ve understated the car’s hybrid punch as now it’s believed the number will actually be closer to the 800-hp mark.
Chevy Corvette C8
The Corvette is now a mid-engine supercar. For the C8 generation, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette makes its debut with a mid-engine layout, completely changing its approach. The car is still powered by a naturally aspirated V-8, in this case a 6.2-liter V-8. And even with that “base engine,” Chevrolet says you can expect acceleration to 60 mph in under 3 seconds with 2020 Corvette Stingrays with the Z51 Performance package.
Aston Martin DBX
The DBX is a decisive step forward in terms of interior upholstery and refinement because even the widely expensive DBS uses what's basically the same interior as yesterday's Mercedes cars, whereas this car finally looks and feels right when you're sitting in the cabin. Furthermore, it comes with a big and generous AMG-sourced twin-turbo V8 making 542 hp and 516 torques. The DBX
The Tesla Roadster had been originally planned for 2017 but it was later postponed and then postponed again until 2020. Although it's likely to be postponed again. Anyway, hope for the best and all that, the Roadster should be available for purchase in late 2020. It is an all-new car but also pays some sort of tribute to the first ever Tesla, also called the Roadster, first unveiled over a decade ago.
The Taycan is a big deal for Porsche. They've been going on about it for years and now that it's finally here, the Stuttgart-based manufacturer is ready to unveil a Sport Turismo variant, with a shooting brake body type, that's guaranteed to divide opinions in terms of design.
If you can gloss over the remarkable resemblance between this car and one of its British rivals, the Roma is a tremendous 2+2 grand tourer with great looks and an almighty 3.9-litre biturbo V8 putting out 620 hp, good enough for a 0-60 time of 3.4 seconds.
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