We look forward to many new cars in the coming years, including the new C8 Corvette Z06. It’s the sportier, more performance-oriented version of the standard Stingray – halfway before the fat-packed ZR1 will arrive in the future.
New Chevy The Corvette Z06 comes with an all-new 5.5-liter naturally aspirated engine LT6 V8 engine, producing around 670 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, going to the rear wheels only via a 10-speed dual-clutch transmission. Unlike the norm LT2 V8 – which has a transverse crankshaft – the new LT6 took the Mustang GT350 route and added a flat-plane crankshaft. This allows the Z06 to turn higher and faster than standard LT2while keeping power and torque more linear throughout the rev range.
While this is all very exciting and Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren and Maserati are biting their nails, this is yet another big American V8 car to come out. We’re not complaining at all, there are just a few slightly more exciting or interesting cars we’re looking forward to more than the new Chevy Corvette C8 Z06.
8 BMW XM
The next BMW XM will be the most powerful production BMW ever made. The XM will also be the second M-only model in BMW’s history – the other being the 1978 BMW M1 supercar. While the jury is still out on the styling of the XM, it is still an impressive and commanding vehicle.
The XM is a full-size SUV – as indicated by the “X” in the name – and will feature the 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 from the M5 CS, mated to select electric motors to produce a combined output of over 740hp. That would make the XM the most powerful production SUV to date, even more powerful than the recently unveiled Aston Martin DBX 707.
seven Aston Martin Vanquish
The 2023 Aston Martin Vanquish will be a world away from the car it replaces. Instead of a luxury front-engined grand tourer, the new Vanquish will be a supercar, designed to take on the Ferrari F8 Tributo and McLaren 720S. It would feature Aston Martin’s new twin-turbo V6 (the one that should have been in Valhalla), producing around 700 horsepower.
Styling will be along the same lines as the Valhalla supercar, but softer and more focused on comfort rather than hardcore track racing. The Vanquish has always been the top GT car in Aston Martin’s lineup, but with that position being filled by the DBS Superleggera, Aston Martin had to change the naming a bit.
6 SUV Ferrari Purosangue
The idea of a Ferrari SUV was a thoroughly ridiculous notion, but with the successes of Porsche, Bentley, Aston Martin, Rolls-Royce and even Lamborghini, Ferrari decided it had to get in on the action.
Few were interested until a rumor about the possible powertrain surfaced. So far, it could be powered by Ferrari’s new twin-turbo V6 that debuted in the 296 GTB, or it could have the engine of an F8 Tributo, with hybrid technology added. The highlight, however, is the possibility of it getting a V12 – which would mean at least 680 screaming horsepower in naturally aspirated form and a soundtrack that every other SUV could only wish for.
5 GMC Electric Hummer
On the other side of the Ferrari spectrum, there’s the new GMC Hummer EV. It’s a 1,000 horsepower electric SUV, weighing over 9,000 pounds, that can crab around rocks and can do the 0-62 mph sprint in a claimed time of just over 3 seconds. It’s an incredible vehicle.
The Hummer EV will be available in multiple trim levels, offering different horsepower and ranges, however, the Edition 1 launch version with the full 1000hp sold out in around 10 minutes. Considering the vehicle costs around $90,000, that was an impressive feat.
4 Honda Civic Type R
If the recently launched Honda Civic Si is any indication, the next Type R will be a brilliant hot hatch. It will most likely feature an evolution of the trusted Honda K20 engine, producing around 320bhp – still sent to the front wheels only via a 6-speed manual gearbox.
What excites everyone is the fact that the new Type R will be more subtly styled, unlike the FK8 generation, which has canards, winglets and fenders all over the place, looking more like an overly styled concept car than at a hot production hatch.
3 Ford Ranger
The next Ford Ranger promises to be the best yet. Unlike previous generations where Ford engineers simply designed the truck, Ford actually asked Ranger consumers what they would like from the next Ranger. Thanks to this, Ford designed the truck to fit a standard size packing pallet flat into the bed – the first for a mid-size truck.
Other upgrades include a more powerful diesel engine (now a V6) for markets that need it, and the same tablet-like infotainment screen from the F-150 in the center of the dash. The styling, while much better than the outgoing generation, is perhaps too biased towards the Maverick and doesn’t have enough F-150 elements – however, it still looks rugged and reliable.
2 Toyota GR Corolla
Comparing the new Corvette Z06 with a powerful V8 to a Japanese sedan might seem a bit bizarre, but there’s a good reason for it. Although the Corolla was always a reliable, practical and perfectly built car, it missed out on a share of the hatchback market. The GR Corolla will change all that.
The GR Corolla will be the first truly sporty Corolla to exist, and as far as we know Toyota is trying to catch up. Just like when Mercedes created the A45 AMG, Toyota pulls out all the stops. Toyota has been quiet about all of this, but there is speculation that the car will either come with the GR Yaris’ 1.6-litre turbo-3 or a 2.0-litre turbo-4, all two producing between 250 and 300 hp. The GR Corolla will apparently also feature all-wheel drive (like the GR Yaris) to properly reduce its power.
1 Nissan Z
Perhaps the most anticipated car of 2022, the new Nissan Z (called Fairlady Z in Japan), has been making waves of anticipation in the automotive world since it was teased in 2018. Nissan the officially presented and production will begin in 2022, for the 2023 model year.
The new Z features a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 – already used in the Infiniti Red Sport 400 models – and produces 400 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque, going to the rear wheels only via a choice of 6 gears. manual or 9-speed automatic. Manual cars will get a carbon fiber driveshaft and reinforced clutch as standard, while the automatic will get an automatic downshift warning and aluminum shift paddles.
Of course, it’s not just about the looks of the car. This is how it will work.
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