SUPERCARS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2020
When we think of what makes a true supercar we think of immense power, electrifying speed, great looks, and or course unparalleled luxury. Here we take a look at some exciting releases due out this year that won’t fail to impress …
CHEVROLET CORVETTE STINGRAY
The first-generation Chevrolet Corvette debuted back in 1953, since then, it has maintained its status as the quintessential American muscle car, so Chevrolet, is taking one of the biggest gambles of the Corvette’s 67-year run with its first production mid-engine Corvette in the 2-seater sports car’s history.
Carrying the famed Stingray moniker, it’s the most aggressively styled ‘Vette’ yet offered in three cleverly named trims: 1LT, 2LT, and 3LT which offer varying speaker systems, interiors and heated seat options.
Corvette has always been convertible-first, and the 2020 Stingray carries on that heritage with a first-ever production retractable hardtop. This no-compromises convertible features a top that flows seamlessly into the body while maintaining the vehicle’s impressive storage capabilities. And performance remains high when the top goes down, making this the most track-capable Corvette convertible in history.
Powered by a its all-new 6.2L LT2 V8 engine the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 produces a horsepower of 495.
Prices start from $59,995 - $71,945
2020 TESLA ROADSTER
Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the 2020 Roadster back in 2017 as the second generation Tesla Roadster and billed as the fastest electric car on the planet!
The fully electric Roadster will have three electric motors, one in front and two at the rear and features a decidedly modernistic curvy profile.
Tesla claim’s it can reach 60 mph in a sudden 1.9 seconds, with a top speed of 250 mph. It also claims to have an operating range of 1,000km / 620 miles on a single charge. The Roadster starts at $200,000, with prospective owners asked to deposit $50,000 as a reservation to be among the first to own one.
JAGUAR F TYPE
Jaguar has officially revealed the new updated F-TYPE and it looks more beautiful than ever embodying Jaguar design DNA in its purest form.
The F-Type is a beautiful two-seat sports grand tourer offering a perfect balance of performance and driver reward with an even more muscular, assertive design and a cabin defined by rich, luxurious materials and beautiful details. Maintaining the famous silhouette of its predecessors the new 2021 version has just a few but effective changes such as smaller front headlamps with LED elements, a larger grille, "chicane" taillights similar to the i-Pace's units, and cleaner, tighter sheet metal.
The range of powerful, responsive engines include a 300-horsepower turbocharged four, 380-horsepower turbo V6, and the top-line 575-horsepower R. The latter hits 60 mph in 3.5 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 186. All engines – 300PS turbocharged four-cylinder, 380PS supercharged V6 and 450PS and 575PS V8s – feature active exhaust systems, which are switchable either as an option or as standard.
Customers who choose the 450PS or 575PS supercharged V8s benefit from the new Quiet Start function, which ensures a more subtle, refined sound – the electrically-actuated bypass valves in the rear silencer remain closed until they automatically open up under load. If desired, Quiet Start can be over-ridden by selecting Dynamic Mode or by pressing the switchable exhaust button before starting the engine.
The new F-TYPE also offers more driver-focused technology, including a reconfigurable, high-definition, 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster, Touch Pro infotainment system, and Smartphone Pack with Apple CarPlay® as standard. Smartphone Pack also includes Android Auto and Baidu CarLife, depending on market applicability, as standard. Software-over-the-air functionality means future software updates can be made at the customer’s convenience without having to visit a Retailer. Two superb Meridian sound systems offer enhanced sound reproduction.
Priced from £54,060
AUDI R8 SPYDER
The 2020 R8 Spyder takes its supercar status to the next level and looks as thrilling as it drives. From its striking front grille to the updated oval exhaust outlets — a nod to the signature styling and heritage of the Audi Sport family — the R8 Spyder exudes sport appeal throughout.
The Audi R8 Spyder shares a very similar muscular exterior design as its predecessor but takes a leaf from the Huracan Evo's playbook, with blade-like body bits introduced into the front bumper and a new front lip spoiler.
Inside the cabin you can see sports seats combined with the alcantara and black leather which extends to the upholstery of the doors. The use of lightweight materials makes the R8 Spyder 113kg lighter than the original R8 Coupé and combined with its powerful 5.2-litre V10 engine it offers 562bhp and a top speed just short of 200mph achieving 0-62 in as little as 3.5 seconds in the entry level model while the R8 Performance achieves the same feat in 3.1 seconds.
Priced starts from $ 182,100
2020 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA
Porsche is expanding its eighth-generation range with the 911 Carrera having first launched this iconic rear-engined sports car back in 1963. The newest version is being launched as a Coupé and Cabriolet, and generates 283Kw from its 3.0-litre, six-cylinder boxer engine with biturbo charging.
According to Porsche, the new Carrera coupe will do zero to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds or 3.8 seconds when equipped with the Sport Chrono package.
The Carrera is the entry-level 911 model and offers more power output than its predecessor did. It shares its premium-quality standard features virtually unchanged from the 911 Carrera S. These include the high-quality interior with 10.9-inch touchscreen display, comprehensive connectivity and also innovative assistance systems like the Porsche Wet Mode that ensures even safer handling on wet roads. The 911 Carrera is distinguished by smaller dimensioned wheels and brakes and the individual tailpipe covers on the exhaust system.
Styling is classic Porsche with rounded front headlamps and an updated rear which now features a stunning wraparound LED light bar. The only visual difference between the standard 911 Carrera and the 911 Carrera S/4S are the exhaust openings in the rear fascia.
Prices start from $98,750 for the Porsche 911 Carrera coupe with the 911 Carrera cabriolet priced from $111,550