The automotive industry is heading in an interesting direction with each passing year. The electrification strategy implemented by many automakers has already started bearing fruits, and we will see more EVs hitting the roads in 2019. Auto manufacturers are also making efforts to introduce new and advanced technologies that will make our commutes comfortable and safer.
What is there for speed lovers?
Car enthusiasts are also waiting with bated breath for the latest releases of sports cars. As 2019 draws closer, the automotive powerhouses plan to flex their technological muscles by offering something sporty to car lovers. Whether you dream of cruising in a convertible car or driving at high speeds around the track, there is likely a luxury car to fulfill your fantasy.
With this in mind, we have compiled the most anticipated sports cars that will grace the roads in 2019. Here are 4 of the coolest cars for cash that will offer excellent value for your money.
- 2019 Porsche Mission E:
Porsche won applause when it confirmed plans for an all-electric Mission E concept. The 2019 Porsche Mission E from the German firm is a real track-ready racer. It is a sports sedan which is capable of generating up to 600 horsepower and offers incredible acceleration. It clocks at an impressive 3.5 seconds on the benchmark of 0-60 mph sprint.
The Porsche Mission E will be equipped with a 90-kWh liquid-cooled lithium ion battery that is estimated to provide a range of over 300 miles on a single charge. The battery pack stuffed under the passenger compartment will be compatible with an 800-volt charger that will charge the car’s battery to 80 percent in 15 minutes according to Porsche’s estimates. It will also come with a wireless charging system that will make the car more dynamic.
This high-end electric vehicle will be fully connected and will come with some level of autonomy. It will offer a driver-assistance system (such as the InnoDrive) that takes over in traffic jams or on long road trips. It also features an eye-tracking technology that will keep track of where the driver looks on its combination gauge cluster and infotainment screen. The car will be made available at the end of 2019 and is expected to come at a base price of around USD 85,000.
- 2019 Chevrolet Corvette:
The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette is a well-rounded sportster that delivers breathtaking power with quality in exterior design and a comfortable interior. The ZR1 trim reintroduced to the lineup for 2019 promises tremendous performance and good handling. The luxury car will be available in coupe and convertible body styles. There are several engine options available for Chevrolet Corvette, with starting prices lower than many of its peers.
The 2019 ZR1 model is capable of producing 755 hp, making it a perfect option for racetracks. The fuel economy is 15 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. No car matches Chevrolet Corvette’s athleticism, and its excellent road grip makes it one of the most dynamic and fun to drive vehicle.
The car comes with the MyLink infotainment system, an 8-inch touch-screen display, an excellent audio system, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, voice commands, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, dual-zone automatic climate control, proximity-key entry, push-button start, and a rearview camera. Price for the ZR1 starts at USD 123,000 and reaches up to USD 130,000 if you want the top trim level.
- 2019 Tesla Roadster:
Elon Musk’s Tesla has been making waves in the automotive industry since its inception. The new Tesla Roadster is claimed to be the quickest car in the world with a top speed of over 250 mph. It is a four-seat sports car with a removable glass roof panel that makes it akin to the Porsche 911 Targa. The new Roadster will be available at the end of 2019 or early 2020, but as Tesla is renowned for missing deadlines, it is still uncertain whether or not the target will be achieved.
Besides the mind-blowing acceleration and range numbers, the car includes features that make it the best option among the would-be-released sports cars. The 0 to 60 mph test will take as little as 1.9 seconds as the company claims, which makes the Roadster the first production car to hit 60 in less than 2 seconds. The 200 kWh of the battery pack claims to provide a massive 620 miles of range that will make “driving a gasoline sports car feel like a steam engine with a side of quiche” in Musk’s words.
The car will use three electric motors, providing 7,376 lb-ft of torque at the wheels, thanks to the torque multiplying effects of a transmission, and at least one differential. Currently, Tesla invites customers to participate in crowd-sourced funding by reserving a Roadster for USD 50,000; reservation for the founder series will cost USD 250,000.
- 2019 Jaguar F-Type:
The 2019 Jaguar F-Type is an exciting sports car with a powerful engine, handsome interior and a beautiful exterior. There are five engines setups to choose from with the supercharged V6 and V8 engines providing an all-wheel drive. The Jaguar F-Type fuel economy ratings are 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
Among the safety features, the F-Type comes with a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, emergency brake assist, driver condition monitor and lane keep assist system. The cruise control system merges traffic sign recognition with an adaptive speed limiter that prevents you from exceeding the speed limit. Prices for F-Type coupe starts from $60,750 and reaches up to $112,750.
The four cars discussed above prove to be the best sports cars to drive. They are fast, powerful, handsome and offer a luxurious driving experience. They can still lag in one factor or another; rest assured, their purchase won’t disappoint you.