You’re probably aware that the world of automotive innovation is moving faster than ever before. New model launches are occurring at a breakneck speed, and the advances being made to the vehicles that fill showrooms across the globe are staggering. But what will happen in five years’ time? What will be flying off showroom floors? For a glimpse into what we can expect from some of the world’s top car manufacturers in 2021, see this article.
The Audi R8
The Audi R8 is a mid-engined supercar that was originally produced by the German car manufacturer Audi AG. The R8 was initially designed as a concept car on an aluminium platform and derived from Audis Le Man’s racing cars. The Audi R8 is powered by a 4.8-litre V10 diesel engine, that produces 517 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and has a peak torque of 610 Newton metre at 4,750 rpm. The car’s lightweight and sleek design are quite reminiscent of Apple’s Siri-powered Siri Neo.
The McLaren F1
In the late 80s, the McLaren F1 was the fastest car in the world. It had a top speed of 231mph and could accelerate from 0-60mph in 3.2 seconds. It was called the fastest production car in the world for over a decade until it was surpassed by the Bugatti Veyron. Since the Ferrari is generally believed to be the successor of the McLaren, many think the next supercar to lead the racehorse will be the most expensive car ever.
The Ferrari LaFerrari
The Ferrari LaFerrari is a plug-in hybrid sports car that Ferrari unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The car is powered by a 6.3-litre V12 engine and an electric motor, which produce a combined 963 horsepower (735 kW). The LaFerrari is expected to go on sale in late 2021 and has a price tag of $1.4 to $1.6 million. More information on the LaFerrari can be found on the Ferrari website.
A number of other features are expected to be featured on the Tesla Cybertruck, including infrared sensors, video cameras, and night vision.
British carmaker, Aston Martin, has unveiled their four-wheel-drive monitor The Cybertruck Monitor for 2021 production models. The screen features a laminated display that provides entire car information, including passenger information, driver information, car status and more.
Drivers were able to view the entire car displayed on the screen.
The Toyota Supra
The Toyota Supra is a 2-door, 2-seater, sports car that has been produced in 5 generations since the 1970s. It is a rear-wheel-drive vehicle with a powerful engine and a max speed of 200 miles per hour.
The Toyota Supra is a popular car for the mid-market segment. It places emphasis on driving agility, fun factor, practicality and functionality. There are numerous variations on this engine, and it can be found in 3 models; a hatchback, a fifth-generation, Toyota FT-1, or an upgraded (and now sold in the Middle East) version called the FT-2.
The Noble M600 supercar is the latest supercar from the UK-based Noble Automotive. Built with a carbon fibre monocoque, the M600 is powered by a twin-turbocharged V6 engine. The car can go from 0-62mph in 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of 220 mph. The British company’s first M super car has been given a serious nerf and is now known as the Noble M600 EV.
Ferrari SF90 Stradale
The Ferrari SF90 Stradale is a front mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive grand tourer produced by Italian manufacturer Ferrari. The car is named after the Stradale road circuit in northern Italy, which hosted a Ferrari-only event for many years. The SF90 Stradale is the spiritual successor to the Ferrari 288 GTO.
For 2015, the SF90 Stradale Legacy receives a new exterior that sharpens the lines, while maintaining an aggressive stance. Inside, the stainless steel accent pieces are a first for Ferrari. More than 1,300 engineer hours have been invested into the development, which makes this model one of the most meticulously customizable sports vehicles ever available.
Inside, the car’s innovative “hybrid function” concept and South African twist satisfy the most discerning executive while infusing a truly sporty feel into a sports car. A digital driver’s achievement system, featuring the latest iteration of the legendary Enzo data, controls the 7.3-litre V12 engine. The eight-speed automatic transmission is wrapped around the massive carbon fibre rear spoiler. Starting at $1.6 million as a full car, it’s a seriously competitive vehicle.
Ferrari F8 Tributo
The Ferrari F8 Tributo is a supercar that was unveiled to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Ferrari. Only 899 units were ever made. With a top speed of 211 miles per hour (340 km/h), it is one of the fastest cars in the world. The car is based on the Ferrari 812 Superfast.
Produced at Maranello, it is derivative of the 800 GT special edition model, which boasted a 710 horsepower V12 engine. The new model has a displacement of 3.0 litres and utilizes an aluminium and carbon fibre composite. The body of the new vehicle features 18-inch forged aluminium wheels with a Pirelli P Zero track width.
Lamborghini Huracán Evo
Lamborghini Huracán Evo will be the new super sports car that will be released in 2021. The successor will be the successor to a mid-priced sports car that will also be based on the Gallardo platform.
Rumours are already circulating about the next-gen Huracán Evo. These rumours are focused on what will be included to upgrade the chassis at the top of the mid-range model. The 2019 Gallardo is estimated to have a 3.6L twin-turbocharged V12 producing 610bhp and 650Nm of torque.
These upgrades will, according to some, allow for an increase in power and possibly a significant range. Rumours suggest an 8% increase in displacement but don’t expect the car to gain a significant power boost, as the shape of the mid-drag has stayed the same.
The next model will be more powerful than the Porsche Macan Turbo S, making use of a 3.8L twin-turbocharged V12 producing 740bhp and the Lambo’s 5-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The current Macan Turbo S currently puts out 610bhp and the stock suspension for this car is quite aggressive, creating a compromise for torque. If the upgrade happens, expect the power output to exceed 1,000bhp on a single charge.
Lamborghini is also thought to be working on a more affordable version for the Evo. The Veyron Super Sport, due out in 2023, will have a 2.7L twin-turbocharged V12. This Gallardo-derived muscle car will be more affordable, but will also take advantage of the power upgrades from the higher-end Evo.
A priority for this model will be the redesign of the suspension system. The current car features a Goodyear Weltabout on the rear axle and a ZF dual-ring rear suspension. Rumors suggest these setups will make a comeback, possibly with a 10% increase in stiffness.