It’s no secret that we’ve had some absolute weapons that have officially hit our shores over the past year.
The Mach 1 Mustang and its crazy aerodynamic makeover. The new M3 and M4 with their 6cyl twin turbos and absurd kilowatts. Or what about the Maserati MC20 and its super-modest $438k price (excluding on-roads).
Yes indeed, it was a solid year for vehicle releases. So what about this year? We’re all surely looking into our rearview mirrors to make sure that absolute dumpster-fire 2020+1 situation is (and stays) behind us.
Let’s look forward to the 5 cars we’re most excited about this year.
1. Audi RS E-Tron GT
This really does need to be seen to be believed. It’s got all the styling that you’ve come to love from Audi but it’s… flatter? Sleeker? And this is a good thing. It’s the new electric powerhouse from Audi, who claim it has a driving range of 488 kilometres.
Want to know the best part? It goes from 0-100 in 3.3 seconds. Yep, that 475kW of power (in boost mode) and 830Nm of torque will reach 100 k’s an hour from a standing start in less time than it takes you to sneeze.
2. Ford Ranger Raptor
The easiest way to describe the new Ranger Raptor is that… Well, it’s exactly what the first one should’ve been. This one comes with a 3-litre twin-turbo petrol V6 engine, a MASSIVE upgrade from its predecessor’s 2-litre twin-turboed 4-cylinder. Almost double the power, in fact.
An improved collection of driving modes, now permanent 4WD system and front and rear diff locks will take you further than you’ve ever been before. It’s also had a huge styling makeover as you’ll immediately notice when looking at it, inside and out.
3. Nissan Z
We’ve all missed high-performance Nissans, haven’t we? Well, like Alf, they’re back - but not in pog form. Instead, we get a twin-turbo 3-litre V6 with either a 6-speed manual or quick-response 9-speed auto (but c’mon, why would you when a manual’s available?!) and a design that somehow both brings it into the modern day and also offers an homage to its heritage.
4. Ram 1500 TRX
Take a Ram 1500 and feed it the car equivalent to steroids, and you’ve got yourself the TRX. Remember that 5.7-litre HEMI V8? Yeah, well in the TRX they’ve upped that to a 6.2-litre and added a supercharger.
With that, you’re staring down the barrel of 523 kilowatts of power and 881Nm of torque - almost enough to throw a chain around your house and tow it instead of buying a caravan.y
5. Chevrolet Corvette Z06
Yeah alright, it’s not actually going to get here until 2023. But damn it, this needed to be a part of this list. It’s quoted as being the highest-horsepower naturally-aspirated V8 production car, ever.
A quick rundown: 5.5-litre V8 engine, 500kW of power, and 623Nm of torque. Oh, and did I mention it could be revved out to 8600rpm? Yeah.
Dishonourable mention: The latest WRX due to its piss-poor design and the fact Subaru aren’t even offering an STI variant. Lift your game, Subie!
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