Car enthusiasts know how it feels waiting for a new vehicle to be launched. The buildup is what makes waiting worth the while. There are cars that have been in the concept stage for way too long that consumers have forgotten about them. There are also those that not a lot people knew about but are set to launch really soon.
Car manufacturers always have something up their sleeves because competition is fierce, and you can't afford to lag behind, even for a moment. There are companies that are launching cars every year and on every vertical, and sometimes, keeping up with all that info can be a daunting endeavor. There's a lot of information out there that might not be necessarily helpful to the average consumer. There are cars we can generally agree on are worth the wait and the hype they receive. This list highlights amazing cars that are still in concept mode or are just about to be launched. A car like the BMW X7 has been in the news for a couple of years and is finally ready to launch. There are also luxury brands on the list that are trying out a new vertical, and we can't wait to see how things will turn out. Here are 25 sick cars we can't wait to be launched.
24 Jaguar E Pace
The Jaguar E Pace was first introduced in 2016 and gave the company a new lifeline, as it doubled the sales in that year. The 2018 model is set to be launched, and Jaguar is optimistic that the same thing will happen for this year's trim. CrossOver SUVs are always a money maker for any car manufacturer.
The E Pace shares the same architecture with the Land Discovery Sport and the Evoque.
US buyers have no other option but the single petrol powerplant. It has a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, which can produce up to 247 hp. The car is sporty in nature as you would expect in an SUV. The interior is well refined with classical black leather seats and a soft touch on the dashboard and door panels.
23 2019 BMW 3-series
The 2019 model is seen as BMW's next biggest bestseller. The 3-series has been class-leading for a while, but there has been competition from other luxury carmakers in the 4-door sedan segment. The 2019 3-series is said to have received a facelift in terms of design and interior quality. The car will be based on the new longitudinal platform from BMW and will be 150 pounds lighter than the previous model.
Under the hood, you get a 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine, which can produce up to 400 hp, which is a lot of power for a 4-door sedan.
You get to choose between an 8-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual. The price is said to start at $30,000 for a base trim, and the car is likely to come out in mid-2018.
22 Mid-Engine Corvette
The buildup to the Mid-Engine Corvette is gaining momentum, and car enthusiasts are always on the lookout for new photos or any piece of information that might give the car away. Corvette has so far done a good job getting people interested, and it remains to be seen if the Mid-Engine will live up to its name. The car was expected to be launched this year, but we might have to wait until 2019 for the production models to come out. Rumor has it that the company has been developing the car for more than 50 years now. The car is likely to feature a 7.5-liter V12 engine, which will be able to produce up to 750 hp. There are already prototypes being tested by General Motors.
21 Toyota Supra 2019
Toyota Supra is finally making a comeback in the US and European markets. Toyota has tentatively confirmed that the new Toyota Supra will be on display at the Geneva Motor Show in 2018. This is good news for car enthusiasts who've had a crush on the car ever since it was released. The new design is a departure from the past, and it looks like a real supercar. The Japanese car manufacturer has stated that the Supra is going to be a racecar concept. The name 'Supra' hasn't been confirmed, but that could be seen as a marketing strategy to keep fans on edge. There are also rumors that the car may not wear the Toyota badge, which could be disappointing for some diehard fans.
20 2019 BMW Z4
The BMW Z4 is highly revered by car enthusiasts and has been on the assembly line since 2002. It comes with the option of either a coupe or a roadster model. The car was produced in South Carolina for 6 years before the company decided to move the plant to Germany in 2008. The CLAR architecture is underpinned in the new Z4, just like any other new car that's coming from BMW. There'll be different trims available.
The S20i will feature a 2.0-liter inline turbo engine, which will produce 180 hp.
The S30i will have the same engine platform but will be able to produce up to 320 hp. The price is said to be close to the 6-figure range because of the components and the technology that have gone into the production.
19 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
Chevrolet has decided to take luxury performance supercars seriously because they know there's a big market for them. The earlier models of the ZR1 have been successful, which was an encouraging sign for the company to continue with the production. The 2019 model is likely to be an instant success, given the work that has gone into it. The chief engineer, Jordan Lee, said that they broke several dynamometers testing the engine of the new Corvette ZR1. This is expected since the car has an LT5 V8 engine, which produces 755 horsepower. The car stole the show at the Los Angeles show in November 2017. Chevrolet fans are more than excited because there'll be a convertible version of the Corvette ZR1.
18 Mercedes AMG Project One
Mercedes has decided to go all out with the AMG Project One. The car is still in the conceptual stage because the company is yet to meet the homologation standards. Production is set for 2019, and it's going to be one of the most powerful vehicles ever produced by Mercedes. The Project One name sounds a little bit off, and it won't come as a surprise if Mercedes decides to change it.
The car first made its debut at the 2017 International Automobil-Ausstellung and was presented by Formula driver Lewis Hamilton.
The engine has been tweaked to last for only 31,000 miles, and owners will have to return it to Mercedes for a new refurbishment. Talk about ripping people off! The engine is set to produce 740 hp.
17 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio
The Stelvio Quadrifoglio could be seen as Alfa Romeo's attempt to yet again try to conquer the US crossover SUV market. The first impressions have generally been positive, and this car is likely to attract the interest of car enthusiasts. The base price was announced a couple of days ago and is set to start at $79,995. The SUV comes packed with the most powerful engine from Alfa Romeo.
You get a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, which produces 505 hp, which is impressive for a 2-row crossover SUV.
As a result of the engine power, the car has a top speed of 179 mph and can go from 0 to 60 in 3.9 seconds, which makes it one of the fastest SUVs in the market at the moment.
16 2018 Wiesmann
It's tough being a car manufacturer, especially in the 21st century, with all the competition from big companies. Wiesmann knows this fact too well, as it was liquidated in 2014 after being in operation for 26 years. The company has decided to make a comeback with the 2018 Wiesmann, which is a good-looking car. The new model is said to be powered by BMW's V8 engine. The car announced on its website in 2017 that the pre-development stage had been completed and that the prototype was near finishing. So far, the only information that's been confirmed is the engine, and car enthusiasts can't help but speculate on the performance. In the previous generations, the company still used BMW's 6-cylinder V8 engine.
15 Mercedes-Benz CLS
The new CLS is set to be launched in October of 2018. The CLS is considered a 'fastback' and has been on the assembly line since 2006. The car has a base price of $76,145 and you're likely to pay more if you want a full package with all the features. Under the hood, you get a 4.8-liter V8 engine. Rear wheels come standard, but you'll have to pay more for the all-wheel drive. If you're looking to spoil yourself without compromising on space, then this the car for you. You get a 1,200-watt music system with massage seats. The interior is class-leading when it comes to design and functionality. This is certainly the 4-door coupe you want to be buying.
14 Range Rover Velar SVR
There have been a lot of pictures going around on the internet of the new Range Rover Velar SVR.
The car is said to come with a 5.0-liter V8 engine, which is the same one used in the Range Rover Sport.
It'll be able to produce up to 542 horsepower. There's a 25 hp deficit if you compare it to the Range Rover Sport. There are new adaptive damper suspensions with lighter wheels and larger brakes. The 8-speed automatic transmission is something that was expected in the Velar SVR. There are people who are always intimidated by the Range Rover Sport because of its size. The Velra SVR is the perfect compact SUV.
13 BMW X7
The BMW X7 is set to be launched in December, and it's been long overdue. The company has been teasing us with pictures and videos for as long as I can remember, and it's about time the car got released to the public. The company announced that the car will be showcased at the LA Motor Show in November before production officially begins. Some of the standout features of the BMW X7 include daytime running lights and the kidney grilles, which are seen as major departures from the x6. The car is mainly being developed primarily for the US and the Chinese market before they can start focusing on Europe. The car is set to compete with the Audi Q8 and the Mercedes GLS-Class.
12 Aston Martin DB11 Volante Convertible
Aston Martin DB11 can be a considered a success, going by its sales numbers, and that put a lot of pressure on the Volante Convertible. A lot of people expected that Aston Martin would go with the same V12 engine found in the Coupe. The company decided to go with a V8 engine, which is still a lot of power for a convertible. Aston Martin did a good job with the design of the Volante Convertible by bearing in mind that it looks way better than the coupe version. I'm sure there are Aston Martin DB11 owners who want to trade in their coupes for the convertible. The price is set to begin at $219,320, which could be seen as steep, as the coupe version is $17,000 cheaper.
11 BMW I8 Facelift
The I8 was an amazing hybrid from BMW. It was the first mid-engine automobile to include a passenger cell made of carbon fiber when it launched in 2014. The company has decided to give it a facelift, and there aren't so many noticeable changes to the exterior. Even with no major changes on the outside fascia, the car is still unique, and you're not likely to see anything on the road that looks like it. The interior is subtle, which comes as a surprise, given how the exterior looks like.
The car can produce up to 374 hp, which is a 17 hp increase, compared to the previous model.
The I8 can go from 0 to 60 in 4.4 seconds, but those are just conservative estimates.
10 Peugeot 508
It's been a while since Peugeot came up with the saloon. The 508 features a refresh in the design, as it's bold and out of the box. The 508 is set to make its first public appearance in the Geneva Motor Show in March. It can be hard to tell that the 508 is a Peugeot if you don't see the badge. It features a 1.6-liter engine that produces up to 217 hp. There aren't so many Peugeot Saloon cars with such numbers. The interior still rocks Peugeot's I-cockpit system, which is one of the best you can find in a saloon car. The 10-inch touchscreen will definitely keep you hooked to the interior. The flagship will include tons of driver-assist technology.
9 Hyundai Kona E
There's a lot of excitement around the Hyundai Kona E because it's going to be an electric SUV, which is something that we don't always get to see in the Automobile Industry. Hyundai is planning to launch the car at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland. There's been a teaser video, but it's shown very little about the car. The car is expected to rock the same features as the gasoline variant, which is still a great SUV. The Hyundai Kona E is said to have a battery life of 64-kilowatt hours and can manage up to 250 miles with a single charge. The Hyundai Kona E is set to be a serious Telsa competitor, and Hyundai has the edge when it comes to mass production.
8 2019 Cadillac CT8
The 2019 Cadillac CT8 is all about luxury and comfort. General Motors is always at the forefront when it comes to innovation. The CT8 will be packed with the all the latest tech and premium luxury. The dashboard will include full leather and wooden detailing. The 2019 model is slightly heavier and bigger to provide more legroom.
The CT8 will have a 4.2-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, producing up to 500 hp and pulling 500 lb-ft.
The car won't come cheap, as buyers will be expected to pay $90,000 for the base trim, which doesn't have all the luxury features. The CT8 is said to be produced to take on the BMW 7 series, which has been a market leader in the same vertical for a long time.
7 Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus
The car might have a weird name, but we still can't wait for it to launch. The exterior design is what you'd expect in a $40,0000 supercar. As strange as the name sounds, this is a supercar that's been developed in the United States. It has the design cues of the McLaren F1. The supercar comes with a 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, which produces 650 hp pulling 531 lb-ft. The company has recently been approved by the NHTSA for production. It'll be looking to ramp up production with Cameron, given the 325 cars-per-year limitation. The car has a limited top speed of 217 mph and can go from 0 to 60 in under 3.0 seconds—not bad for an American car with a weird name.
6 Lamborghini Urus
The Urus marks the 2nd generation of SUVs from the luxury carmaker. The Lamborghini name is synonymous with high-performance supercars, and it caught the attention of car enthusiasts when they decided to toy with the idea of producing luxury SUVs. The quality is consistent in the Urus, and the SUV has real off-road capabilities. It has 6.2-9 inches of ground clearance, which is more than the Jeep Wrangler Sport. It also features the rear-steering wheel system, which is found in the Ferrari GT4Lusso and the Porsche 911 Turbo. Just as it's expected of Lamborghini, the car comes with a V8 engine, which can output up to 641 hp. It has a top speed of 187 mph and can go from 0 to 60 in 3.6 seconds.
5 2019 Mercedes AMG GT
There's always something exciting going on with the AMG line, and this coming year will be no exception. The AMG GT has been dubbed as a sports car, and you only need to look at the rear to know that this one is the best looking yet from the German manufacturer. The GT has always had a sporting pedigree, and the new model is but a rubber-stamp approval of the collective years of work and fine-tuning. The price is set to start at $172,000.
It features 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8 engine that can produce 515 hp.
It can go from 0 60 in 3.7 seconds. The handling and the interior are class-leading and will definitely give the Porsche Panamera some serious competition.
4 Aston Martin Zagato Shooting Brake
If you thought Estates were dead, you'd better think again because this one is worth around $1.5 million. Aston Martin seems to be on a roll when it comes to producing hypercars. They're experimenting with almost every vertical, which is a risky strategy that might come back to bite them. The Aston Martin Zagat Shooting Brake comes with a 5.9 V12 engine, which can produce 592 hp. The Zagato can go from 0 to 60 in under 4 seconds, which is an impressive speed for an Estate. The car's design is futurist with a transparent roof. Aston Martin has said there will only be 99 copies of the shooting brake, which makes it very attractive to millionaires who are obsessed with cars.
3 Rolls-Royce Cullinan
You know something serious is about to happen when Rolls-Royce decides to start making SUVs. The Cullinan has been coming for a while, and it would be a great disappointment to car enthusiasts if the launch doesn't happen in 2019. Rolls-Royce has been predominantly a brand for rich people. These people are more inclined toward SUVs, and Rolls-Royce doesn't want to lose the market share of the wealthy few. The Rolls-Royce Cullinan will come with a 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12 engine, which is the same one found in the Ghost. There will also be a hybrid version to give consumers more options. We could see the car later in 2018, and it'll have a base price of $420,325, making it one of the most expensive SUVs in the world.
2 Aston Martin Valkyrie
This has to be the most expensive car on the list, and it was about time an Aston Martin car came with such beauty. The car is going to be launched early in 2019 and will have a hefty price tag of $3 million—which begs the question: is the Aston Martin Valkyrie worth all the money and the hype? To answer this question, all we have to do is to examine the performance of the supercar under the hood. The company says that a lot of time went into perfecting the aerodynamic capabilities of the Aston Martin Valkyrie. The biggest challenge they faced was how to reconcile the gap between the front wheels and the cockpit. The car comes with a 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine, which can produce 1130 hp. It has a top speed of 250 mph.
1 Apollo Intensa Emozione
You'll have to do away with $2.7 million to get your hands on the Apollo Intensa Emozione. Some people think the car is overpriced, most especially if you compare its performance with other similar supercars on the market at the moment. It comes with a 6.3-liter V12 engine, which can churn out up to 780 hp. The company intends to start production with 10 units, which might probably be sold out given the nature of such vehicles. The higher the price and exclusivity, the higher the chances of it being sold out. The car has a top speed of 208 mph, which doesn't live up to the price standards it's set. There are cheaper cars with faster speeds. Car enthusiasts still want the car to be launched, nevertheless.
Sources: jalopnik.com; topspeed.com; wikipedia.org