2019 was a great year for the automotive industry and a lot of remarkable cars were released. Cars such as the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, Ferrari 488 Pista, McLaren 600LT, Koenigsegg Regera and countless other amazing vehicles were released. 2020 may be even better than last year and there are a lot of cars the world will be expecting to see revealed along with some interesting rumors as well.
There are always speculations, leaks and rumors about manufacturers and their upcoming cars. Every now and then they may hint they have a new vehicle coming on their social media pages or website. It’s common for companies to have their car being tested on the road with a wrap covering up the lights and logos to hide the identity of it. A company might just reveal their new cars at a major auto show or private event. All of these methods would be a great way for companies to reveal their new cars and the world will be looking forward for what’s to come later this year.
Here are 15 sports car reveals we're expecting this year, and 5 that we're already surprised about.
20. Expecting: Mazda RX-9
The Japanese motor company Mazda has been working on the new RX-9 for quite some time now. There has been a lot of speculation if the car will come equipped with an inline six or a rotary engine and that will be the most important feature of the car besides its beautiful looks.
19. Expecting: Dodge Challenger Hellcat ACR
It seems that there is a new Dodge Challenger Hellcat released every few months and they are all pretty similar to one another. The Hellcat Challenger ACR will be completely different from the rest as it will be the first track focused Hellcat and will be much lighter than previous versions.
18. Expecting: Lamborghini Huracan Evo RWD
via Car Scoops
Last year Lamborghini re-vamped the Huracan by releasing the Huracan Evo. Later this year Lamborghini is expected to reveal the brand new RWD Hurcan Evo which will be more nimble, lighter and also about $20K cheaper. Only renders have been released and the actual car should be revealed later in the year.
17. Expecting: Acura NSX Type-R
via Auto Evolution
Acura is responsible for one of the most beautiful cars to ever grace the road with the NSX. Even though it's great to look at, its performance doesn't stand out against the strong competition it has. Soon the NSX Type-R will be expected to be revealed and it will be more track focused.
16. Expecting: Maserati Alfieri
via Car and Driver
Maserati discontinued their signature sports car the GranTurismo this past year and now they plan to reveal a more remarkable vehicle. A car named after the founder of the company Alfieri Maserati will be coming soon. The Alfieri is expected to be a high performance car that also has an extremely luxurious interior like the brand's other models.
15. Expecting: Lamborghini Urus S
via NUVO Magazine
The Lamborghini Urus was the brands first attempt at an SUV and it was a major success. It has been around for about two years and now the time for a high performance version of the Urus is expected to be revealed sometime soon. It is already the fastest SUV on the market so the Urus S will have a lot to prove.
14. Expecting: Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato
via GT Spirit
Aston Martin has made many collaborations with coachbuiding partner Zagato in the past. Models such as the Vanquish Zagato and the DB4 GT Zagato were were very popular. Now they plan on releasing a DBS GT Zagato. Only 19 models are being made and they will cost nearly $8 million according to Road and Track.
13. Expecting: Chevy Corvette C8 Z06
via Motor 1
The 2020 Corvette C8 Stingray is just released and it's already a huge success. The cars will be delivered to those that purchased them later in the year but sooner or later the Z06 model will be announced. The Stingray is already a great car and the Z06 should be even better.
12. Expecting: Tesla Model Y Performance
via Car and Driver
Recently Tesla ditched the P100D label to their high performance models and just added "Performance" to the name. They have a performance model for every model they have so it is expected that they release one for the brand new EV SUV called the Model Y at some point this year.
11. Expecting: McLaren 750LT
Back in 2017 McLaren released the 720s. It has one of the most unique and exotic designs and is able to do 0-60 in only 2.5 seconds. If the 720s is that fast who knows how fast the track focused version will be. Its expected that the 750LT will be revealed very soon as it has already been spotted on the racetrack.
10. Expecting: Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye
via Top Gear
The Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye has been around for a few years but now its time for the Charger to get a Hellcat Redeye of its own. The Redeye variant of the Hellcat reaches up to 797 horsepower which is significantly more than the 707 that came in the regular Hellcat.
9. Expecting: Aston Martin Rapide E
Aston Martin is making their first attempt at an all electric vehicle with the all new Rapide E. The Rapide is their 4-door Sedan and it makes a lot of sense for them to try to make this particular model electric. With so many companies creating their own electrical vehicles there will be a large variety to choose from.
8. Expecting: Porsche 911 Turbo S (992)
via Top Speed
When Porsche unveiled the 911 992 the car community fell in love with it. This new generation of the 911 has a sleek new look with improved performance and handling. It's only a matter of time until the Turbo S trim is unveiled. In the next year or two we may even start hearing about the 992 GT3.
7. Expecting: Lamborghini Sterrato
via Motor Trend
The Lamborghini Sterrato may be the strangest supercar ever made. Supercars are supposed to be well taken care of and kept away from dirty environments but the Huracan Sterrato is the exact opposite. An off-roading Lamborghini is the most exotic a car can get, but at least it looks pretty awesome.
6. Expecting: McLaren Elva
via McLaren Automotive
McLaren makes the most unique looking cars and the Elva will be the most exotic looking car yet. The car is a two-seater supercar with no roof or windshield. This car is extremely impractical but that's the point of this car. Photos were posted on the official McLaren Automotive Instagram and the actual car should be revealed soon.
5. Rumor: Lamborghini to Release New Super Car in the Summer
via Car Scoops
Lamborghini has been releasing improved and lighter versions of their current cars over the past few years with the exception of the Urus and the brand new Sian that was unveiled a couple of months ago. Lamborghini is expected to reveal a brand new car in the summer according to CNET.
4. Rumor: Koenigsegg Jesko May be the Fastest Car Ever
via Car Magazine
The Koenigsegg Agera RS set the official top speed record at 285 MPH. The Agera's successor called the Regera set the 0-400-0 km/h record in 31.49 seconds. The next generation model, the Jesko will is rumored to have 1600 HP and will be faster than both of those and may be the fastest production car ever created.
3. Rumor: Bugatti Chiron Roadster
via Gear Patrol
The Bugatti Chiron is one of the fastest and most expensive cars on the market. When its predecessor the Veyron was released over a decade ago a roadster version was made. Bugatti has said themselves that they have no plans on a Chiron roadster but there is always speculation that they will change their minds.
2. Rumor: Lamborghini May Ditch V12 Engines
Lamborghini and the sound of their screaming V12 engines is what makes the brand so special. Starting all the way back with the Countach in 1973 and continuing with the Diablo, Murcielago and Aventador, the V12 engine was featured. There is a chance Lamborghini may do away with the engine in order to reduce pollution and carbon emissions.
1. Rumor: Tesla Roadster may be Quickest Car Ever
The Tesla Roadster has yet to release its official performance stats but from what the rumors are saying it may be one of the fastest cars ever built. It is rumored to reach 0-60 MPH in 1.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 250 MPH. For its starting price to be at $200K it will be the only car this fast under a million dollars.
Sources: Car and Driver, CNET, Cars