Top 10 – Hottest New Cars for 2020 (courtesy of US News)
10: Toyota Supra
21 years after the Japanese brand took their beloved sports car off the road, the Supra is back. The new Supra will be powered by BMW’s turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine, which produces 335 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic is the only available transmission.
9: 2020 Polestar 1
Polestar will finally begin selling its first vehicle: a two-door plug-in hybrid coupe. Originally presented as a Volvo concept car in 2013, the Polestar 1 has emerged as a possible front runner in the small high-performance hybrid car market.
8: Polestar 2
The Polestar 2 is a five-door fastback, which means it features a sloped rear roofline that leads to a hatchback-like trunk.
The Polestar 2 will come with a 78-kWh battery pack paired to front and rear motors that combine for 408 horsepower, 487 pound-feet of torque, and a range of 275 miles.
7: 2020 Tesla Roadster
Originally announced in late 2017, the Tesla Roadster will set the performance benchmark for electric vehicles. The all-new Roadster will be able to zoom from zero to 60 mph in less than two seconds.
6: 2020 Cadillac CT5
Cadillac has introduced a number of new models over the past few years, including the XT4 subcompact SUV last year, the XT5 midsize SUV in 2017, and the CT6 in 2016. For 2020 they’re continuing this trend with the all-new CT5 luxury small car. With a fastback design, the CT5 looks to combine the latest in driving technology with a presence that oozes luxury.
5: Aston Martin Rapide E
The famed British exotic sports-car maker Aston Martin is building a full-electric version of the gorgeous and capable Rapide coupe. It comes wrapped in aluminum and carbon fiber body panels, and packs dual rear-mounted motors that generate over 600 horsepower with 700 pound-feet of torque.
4: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
A mid-engine Chevy Corvette has been rumored for decades and it’s a reality for 2020. Carrying the famed Stingray moniker, it’s the most aggressively styled ‘Vette yet, with a wild exotic-car appearance.
3: Electra Meccanica Solo
A new name in the auto business, a Canadian company called Electra Meccanica says it will begin selling a new three-wheel single-passenger EV called Solo by year’s end.
2: 2020 Acura NSX
The sublimely built Acura NSX is yet another one in the long list of long-anticipated Japanese sports cars.
1: McLaren GT
Supercar maker McLaren debuts its first grand touring car for 2020, the appropriately named GT. A grand tourer is traditionally a more accommodating alternative to a flat out sports car that can be used as a daily driver or taken on extended road trips comfortably.
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