The auto industry has slowed down, but has yet to stop.
1. Maserati Alfieri
Maserati first introduced the concept car Alfieri in 2014 as a rear-wheel drive coupe and was originally scheduled to go into production in 2016. However, it was delayed until 2020, and then pandemic. COVID-19 has emerged. Initially, Alfieri will be offered with a choice of three V6 engines and topped out with 520 horsepower all-wheel drive. Since then, Maserati has announced a plug-in hybrid version and a fully electric version will be available later. Due to the pandemic, we can’t predict the actual launch time of the production model, but we do know the Maserati will want to make a big splash with it. Now, however, it could be delayed even further as the brand intends to promote its new MC20 supercar.
2. Hennessey Venom F5
When Hennessey first announced the plans for the Venom F5, it was in an engineless case and without an interior at the 2017 SEMA show. There was a stench, but Hennessey persisted in developing the car built from scratch. first. Hennessey claims the first production model is nearing completion and is expected to launch for Pebble Beach this year. However, the pandemic has paid a price for those plans as well. However, the US company promises the hypercar with a 7.6-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that produces 1,600 hp and 1,300 lb-ft of torque will go into full test by early 2021.
3. Cadillac Lyriq & Celestiq
We already know the Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV will go into production at GM’s Spring Hill facility after a $ 2 billion investment. Lyriq embodies Cadillac’s new design language and the automaker claims it will have a sporty 50/50 weight distribution due to the ‘skateboard’ chassis that can allocate the weight of the battery. However, the luxury SUV is expected to debut at the end of 2022 as a 2023 model year. It will be followed by a hand-built Celestiq flagship luxury sedan. The sedan is expected to debut as a pre-pandemic concept, so now anyone can predict when we’ll see the real thing.
4. BMW i8 M
We have not seen an official announcement yet, but there is strong information that BMW has been working on replacing the i8 plug-in hybrid based on the BMW Vision M Next concept. There’s no word on the actual name of the hybrid supercar, but since it will be geared toward performance over the upcoming i8, we expect the M division to be more involved. There are also rumors that it will be a mullet supercar – all business in the front and interesting in the back. The electrified front axle that works with the mid-mounted turbocharged gas engine is expected to generate a total output of 600 hp. It looks like BMW has learned a lot from the i8, and this time it should be a direct competitor to Acura’s NSX. That’s unlikely, but we adore BMW that will revive the M1 nameplate for an electric supercar.
5. Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing
Cadillac is making a breakthrough with new cars and not forgetting that it needs to bring noise in operating parts. We have high hopes for the CT5-V Blackwing, slated to be revealed in the spring of 2021. As a successor to the Cadillac CTS-V, the new vehicle uses an updated version of the 6.2 engine. The 650-hp supercharged liter is found in the Chevy Camaro ZL1. To take on German and Italian rivals such as the BMW M3, Mercedes-AMG C63 and Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, Cadillac will have to produce something more extraordinary. We can’t wait to see how it plays out for the track and the roads behind.
6. Ferrari Purosangue
Ferrari has vowed never to build an SUV. After all, it would be an absolute sacrifice and a blatant dispossession of cash. Enzo Ferrari would roll around in his grave then return from the dead to express his disgust. Ferrari purists will swing their hands in despair, climb onto their helicopter and find something else to spend their money on. Hence, Ferarri called Purosangue FUV (Ferrari Utility Vehicle).
Purosangue in Italian means ‘purebred’ and it will be based on the company’s scalable front-mid-engine architecture. That means it will use any Ferrari, V8, or V12 engine from Ferrari and hybrid. We’re expecting a price tag above $ 300,000 and let it fit all the golf clubs a Ferrari enthusiast might want to stay behind. It will likely launch next year, but don’t expect it to hit the road until 2022.
7. Hyundai RM20
Hyundai has been suggesting a mid-engine Veloster version to be produced for a while. The current model in its prototype line is the RM19, and at the end of last year we got a ride on the Hyundai demonstration site in the Mojave desert. Even so, the company won’t commit to telling us it will produce, but we always hope. Given Hyundai’s new commitment to performance through the N division, we bet it will become at least a limited production road car around 2023.
8. Toyota Corolla Sport GRMN
Elsewhere in the world other than the United States, the Toyota GR (Gazoo Racing) Yaris is a big deal for such a small car. The small hatchback isn’t coming to America, but it looks like we might get Toyota’s upcoming hot hatch – the Corolla Sport GRMN. Whether that’s the name it gets when it arrives in the US, or it’s called the GR Corolla, or even the Corolla TRD, it will be powered by the same 1.6-liter three-cylinder engine. out 268 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. Also, expect an all-wheel drive and manual transmission. The race-inspired Toyota hatchback is expected to debut around the end of 2021.
9. Mazda 6
While the Mazda 6 has always been impressive, it’s not the car you’d normally expect on a list like this. However, big changes are coming to the midsize sedan as Mazda makes a further upgrade move. Reports inevitably suggest that the next generation will go on sale by the end of 2022 with a vertically mounted six-cylinder engine in the front that powers the rear wheels with help from a 48-volt hybrid system. Given Mazda’s consistent approach to providing a sporty chassis and a premium interior, rear-wheel drive will be a direct hit on BMW’s 3 Series. However, reports suggest there will not be a major spike in the current generation’s price tag.
10. C8 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
The new mid-engined Corvette is a capable car, but we know that is just the beginning of the range we see right now. The model everyone has been waiting to see in action is the Z06 version, which is likely to arrive in late 2021 as the 2022 model. The four-wheeled horror movie will have a 5.5-liter DOHC 32 V8 engine. the flat valve produces 600 horsepower as it turns between 8,500 and 9,000 rpm. Even without seeing it, we can confidently say that the Z06 model will tilt like a cat burned on the carpet and howl like a banshee mimicking a Ferrari. The term ‘race car for the road’ has become a cliché, but considering this car will use the C8.R’s racing engine, it may be more true than ever.
11. Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS
What’s more difficult than a Porsche with the GT4 badge? A GT4 RS, of course. The Cayman is even more race-focused that will arrive in late 2021 or early 2022 and has a 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine that produces around 500 hp, maybe more. Porsche needs to really upgrade everything from the standard GT4 to get people to spend more money, so we’re expecting it to be a cannon of a car. We tracked it down on the track with a giant wing, but considering its track focus we’d expect it to be a PDK-only model during runtime.
12. Karma GSe-6
California-based EV startup Karma Automotive is planning to launch its second electric vehicle, the GSe-6. The company was born from the remains of Fisker Automotive, and its first car, the Revero, was based on the Fisker Karma. However, the GSe-6 is based on a new modular platform known as the E-Flex. The new electric vehicle will be a sedan with a reported price of $ 79,900 and a range of 300 km. Only a handful of teaser images have been released at the time of writing, and are expected to be fully revealed by 2021.
13. BMW X8
BMW seems to have decided that what the world needs is a giant coupe-style SUV equipped with the latest technology and drivetrain. The first X8 is scheduled to launch in 2022 and little is known about it. BMW has given us a big clue about the powertrain. The words “hybrid test car” bold on the back of the prototype. Of course, BMW may have developed a sense of humor and is plotting to fill the engine bay with an upgraded V12 engine, so we’ll see. Either way, we expect this to be a tech tour that will become a true flagship for the German luxury brand.