They’re coming – 2016 coolest upcoming cars
2016 just might be one of the more exciting years when it comes to car industry.
Many models are going to be overhauled, but some will be introduced for the first time. Naturally, car manufacturers tend to be unreliable with announcements, with some models of their cars arriving ahead of schedule, although running behind it is more common nowadays. Still, as long as they appear, no harm done, right? Here are some of the highlights of the next year’s offer:
2016 Acura NSX
When it comes to mid-engine supercars, the Acura NSX takes a special place in our hearts, and it’s not just out of respect for late Ayrton Senna, who influenced the early series. It is about to get even more special with the new hybrid powertrain. The series was cancelled in 2005, but it appears that Honda executives finally came to their senses. Like the earlier models, there is going to be a powerful V6, but it will be accompanied by a pair of turbo engines as well as a pair of electric motors. The power will be directed either toward the front or the 2016 Acura will feature an all-wheel drive. Since there are no exact specs out there, most of what we know is speculation, based on previous models (the latest of which is a decade old, so don’t hold your breath) and similar models. This hybrid system is certainly new, and if Honda developers play their cards right, they are going to score an instant classic, and those are few and far between these days. The $135,000 price tag should get you some 450 hp, capable of reaching 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and top speed is 190 mph, not to mention loads of gadgets and trims.
2016 Audi R8
It would seem that people in Audi are not prepared to see Acura return unopposed, and the 2016 R8 is what they plan to pit against it. Scheduled for the last quarter of 2015, the R8 is going all-out, dropping the price by some $10,000 compared to what it used to be. The R8 series boasts superior aerodynamics instead of low (and well-balanced) weight, although it’s not too heavy, either; just heavier than it used to be. On the outside, there are no major changes, apart from a revised platform and slightly increased proportions. Now, on the inside, those proportions really matter, as they give this 2-door supercar more room and really match the luxurious vibe. Still, it is all just conjecture at this point, although there are talks of both V8 and V10 engines, along with hybrid and diesel versions. The thing is, the all-wheel drive and superior handling make this car ideal in all weather conditions, something few supercars can match.
2016 Cadillac CTS-V
The GM’s response came in the sleek and stylish form of Cadillac CTS-V. Many people compare it to the Z06, mostly due to the same engine, a supercharged 6.2 L LT4 V8 with 640 hp and 630 lb-ft of torque. The transmission is an 8-speed automatic, directing all that power to the rear wheels, making the CTS-V one extremely fast piece of engineering. It can reach from 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds and speed on to 200 mph, making it one of the fastest in its class. But there is more to this car than raw speed and power. Gadgets have finally been brought into the 21st century, so now the infotainment system is worthy of an $84,000+ price tag. All in all, this beauty should give its competition a run for their money.
Tesla Model X
Since green is the way of the future, this list would not be complete without a fully electric luxury crossover SUV thrown in for good measure. This is a new addition to the market, and it is as eco-friendly as it gets. 259 hp is pretty solid for an electric engine powering the front, while its 503 hp counterpart powers the rear wheels. Tesla X can hit 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, and the 155 mph top speed is quite impressive, considering the type of engine at its disposal. Oh and the “Falcon doors” are back in style, apparently. It seems the extra development time was well-spent, resulting in an all-round vehicle ready to tackle whatever challenges the roads have in store, including HEPA cabin filters that are going to keep things fresh and clean. When a man like Elon Musk admits he got “carried away” with something, it is bound to be good. Even the doors come with remote control and sensors that detect obstacles and help modify the way the doors open accordingly. How cool is that? And the price – $142,000. A steal.