Although 2020 has been massively overshadowed by the Coronavirus pandemic, there have still been some incredible digital car launches and reveals of new models coming next year. As we close in on 2021, we wanted to preview our most anticipated performance cars arriving in the year ahead. Here we go…
Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA
Celebrating its 110th Birthday, Alfa is only producing 500 of the upcoming Giulia GTA models - likely making them the most desired Alfa's launched in years. They retain the 2.9 V6 Bi-Turbo engine used in the Quadrifoglio but enhancements have been made to increase HP to 540! It will be priced at just over £150,000.
Skoda’s new Enyaq model is going to be a performance and technology flagship for the manufacturer. From a standing start, it will reach 62mph in six seconds and has a target range of 310 miles. The Enyaq is set to be available with 2 battery sizes and prices start at just over £33K. For a more budget, performance EV, the Enyaq looks great!
Audi Q5 Sportback
A sportier-looking alternative to the more practical Q5 SUV? Yes please! The upcoming Audi Q5 Sportback is set to go on sale early next year with petrol and diesel engines available and plug-in hybrids to follow. It's the German manufacturer's third coupe SUV following the Q3 Sportback and Q8. The Q5 Sportback is set to directly compete against the BMW X4 and Mercedes GLC Coupé in an increasingly popular market.
BMW M3 Competition
Yep, it’s time for you to look at ‘that grille’. We have to confess that it’s grown on us (well, some of us) at the Rimblades HQ, and arguably sits better on the new M car than some models in the range. In addition to the huge grille, you get huge poke - 503bhp and 650Nm of torque. You also get an all-new four-wheel-drive system - and a button which gives you the option of sending all the action to just the rear wheels when you are feeling playful. Colours are gloriously bonkers - green paint with orange leather sounds awful - but we have to admit that the hues and shades look delicious. Bit cheaper than the Alfa too...
Hyundai i20 N
Hyundai's new i20 N will cost between £20-25K, has a 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine and goes from 0-60mph in 6.7 seconds! It's the South Korean brand's first supermini-sized hot hatch and directly follows on from the success of the i30 N. The i20 N will provide enthusiasts with a viable alternative to the Fiesta ST and Polo GTi.
Ford Mustang Mach-E
The hotly anticipated Ford Mustang Mach-E will be the first EV to reach 300 miles of EPA-rated range! It will also be the first mass-produced vehicle (that's not a Tesla) that will receive OTA (over the air) updates. Additionally, it is claimed that 0-62mph can be reached within 3.7 seconds! The Mach-E is a great alternative to the Tesla Model Y and we can't wait for it to arrive in showrooms. It will also have a very reasonable starting price of just over £40K.
Further expanding the i-badged electric family is the BMW iX3. While not entirely a new model, it does round out the existing X3 range nicely. Available in rear-wheel drive only and with 282 horsepower, the iX3 is reported to pack an impressive punch! The iX3 is claimed to go 285 miles between charges and will compete with the Mercedes EQC and Tesla Model Y.
Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron
Audi is expanding its range of electric SUVs further with the upcoming Audi Q4 e-tron and e-tron Sportback. The e-tron Sportback is a little different in design to Audi's conventional cars and follows the curvier design of previous e-tron models. The car will be available in two and four-wheel drive options, of which the latter is said to reach 60mph from a standstill in less than 6.3 seconds.
Don’t Wait to Get The Edge!
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If you're looking to get the edge on the rest, there hasn't been a better time!