Upcoming Supercars / Hypercars scheduled for launch by 2020
As supercar enthusiasts, we are always excited about soon to launch cars and love to speculate on tiniest of their details. Here, we list all upcoming supercars/hypercars that will be launched within the next three years. The list doesn’t include cars like the Project One and Valkyrie that have already been revealed.
Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
Reviving the DBS and Superleggera nameplates this year will be Aston’s flagship grand tourer. The Vanquish successor will move up the ladder in terms of performance and will compete head to head with the likes of the Ferraris 812 Superfast. The car will be based on a modified DB11 chassis and will be powered by a twin-turbo V12 tuned to produce more than 700 hp. The DBS Superleggera will be revealed in June.
Aston Martin 488 Rival
In its first attempt at building a modern mid-engined supercar, Aston Martin is leaving no stones unturned. The British marque has hired the best engineers from Ferrari to beat the prancing horse at it’s own game. While we don’t have any details on the powertrain, the car will likely come with a twin-turbo V8 and will borrow many of its elements from the monstrous Valkyrie. Currently, the car is being given the finishing aesthetic touches at Aston’s Milton-Keynes studio. It will be launched in 2019, just in time when the 488 replacement is due.
Aston Martin Hybrid Hypercar
Not content with just two cars, the British marque is planning to add another mid-engine model to its line up by 2021. Reports suggest that the supercar, internally known as the “brother of the Valkyrie” is intended to establish a new benchmark for supercars in the £1 million segment and will come with a hybrid setup. Details are of course scarce for now but Autocar speculates that the car could use a carbon fibre monocoque and a Mercedes-AMG sourced V8. It is expected to be unveiled in 2020.
Chevrolet C8 Corvette
Chevrolet is yet another company that’s developing its first modern mid-engined supercar. The C8 Corvette is due this year with a small block V8, reportedly. Also GM will likely outsource a dual-clutch transmission for the new car. The car is expected to be named ‘Zora’ after Zora Arkus Duntov – the engineer who helped bring the Corvette badge to life.
The mid-engined Corvette C8 is expected to launch later this year. It is expected to cost $150,000.
Ferrari 488 successor
The 488 replacement codenamed F173 has already started testing around the roads of Maranello. The car will come with an upgraded V8 which is expected to produce 723 hp and 796 nm of torque. Also, a recent spy clip of a 488 prototype cruising silently at Ferrari’s test track suggest the new car may in fact employ hybrid power.
The successor to the 488 will lock horns with the Mclaren 720s, which eclipses the current generation car in most performance benchmarks. Given the importance of the mid-engine supercar segment for Ferrari, it will have to make sure the car is faster and better than anything it has ever produced.
Koenigsegg Agera replacement
Successor to the legendary Agera is due at next year’s Geneva Motor Show. According to Christian Von Koenigsegg, the car will be even more capable than its predecessor and will stick to Koenigsegg’s signature twin-turbo V8, albeit more refined for the new car and without hybrid assistance. The design and specifications for the car have likely already been laid out. In fact, a virtual reality model of the new car was showcased to potential customers at this years Geneva show.
When it launches next year, the Agera successor will be produced alongside the Regera at Koenigsegg’s Angelhom factory.
Lamborghini’s next V12 flagship (Aventador successor)
The car codenamed LB634/635 (coupe/roadster) will arrive in 2020 and will be an extensive evolution of the current concept. A 7.0-liter, naturally-aspirated V12 producing around 800 hp has reportedly been given the green light. If that isn’t powerful enough for you, the car will come with electric motors on the front axle adding at least 300 hp. The total output is expected to be around 1000 hp and 885 lb-ft.
The Aventador replacement will be the first all-new Lamborghini under new CEO Stefano Domenicali’s watch. Given his extensive experience at Ferrari, expect the car to move up the performance ladder and give the likes of Ferrari 812 Superfast a hard time.
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
Before the Aventador replacement arrives, Lamborghini plans to bid a final goodbye to the car with another special edition model.
The Aventador SVJ will have a more extreme aero package compared to the standard Aventador SV. The changes include a large fixed rear wing, revised diffuser and twin exhausts similar to the Huracan Performante. The front end has also been tweaked. We also speculate that the SVJ might get Lamborghini’s Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA) active aero system. Under the skin, the Aventador SVJ is likely to get a 6.5-litre, naturally-aspirated V12 engine tuned to produce around 800 hp.
We will see the Aventador SVJ at this year’s Paris Motor show in October.
McLaren BP23 Hyper-GT
Codenamed BP23, the new hyper GT from McLaren will resurrect the central-driving position first introduced on the McLaren F1. The BP23 which stands for ‘Bespoke Project 2 with 3 seats’ will be the fastest McLaren ever, surpassing the 240 mph top speed of the F1. The 4.0-liter V8 borrowed from the 720S will be combined with a hybrid system for a total output north of 1000 hp. All this puts the car into the same league as the Koenigsegg Regera and Bugatti Chiron, both of which are more focused on comfort and top speed than agility and track performance.
Also, like the McLaren F1, the BP23 will be produced in limited numbers – around 106 units in total. All of which have been sold out. We may finally see the first glimpse of the car this year, before production starts in 2019.
McLaren’s next-gen Sports Series
The all-new Sports Series model and the successor to the very capable 570 range will launch next year. The new Sports Series models will adopt hybridization and autonomy, McLaren’s CEO Mike Flewitt has confirmed. The cars will be based on a new Monocell II architecture that has been designed for a hybrid powertrain from the outset. A more refined twin-turbo V8 is likely to be the main power source however. It has also been speculated that the Sports Series might come with a six cylinder engine in its hybrid guise.
On the styling front, the new sports series model will let go of the McLaren brand logo shaped headlights for new hollow outlets that we have seen in the new Super Series car. Expect a reveal at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
Pagani Huayra Successor
Pagani is ready to add two new supercars to its lineup. First of which will be a Huayra successor launched before an all-electric hypercar. The follow-up to the Huayra will come with a new Mercedes-AMG built twin-turbo V12 – one designed to meet strictest emission regulations without needing a hybrid assistance. Horacio Pagani has also confirmed that the Huayra successor will come with a manual gearbox due to popular demand from Pagani’s customers.
Expect a 800-900 hp car that is light weight and just as beautiful as a Zonda or a Huayra. Look forward to a launch at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show.
Pininfarina Electric hypercar
The Italian design house has now evolved into a standalone auto company ready to churn out high performance electric vehicles starting in 2020 with an electric hypercar. Strictly limited in production, the Pininfarina hypercar will draw upon the design vocabulary of the former design house’s aesthetic heritage.
It has been reported that the new hypercar might utilize modular underpinnings co-developed by the Croatian electric supercar maker Rimac and parent company Mahindra’s own Formula-E team. The total power output is expected to rival the 1,479 hp Bugatti Chiron.
Porsche 911 Gen-992
The Porsche 911 will enter its eighth generation this year as a slight update over the current car in terms of styling and extensive evolution in terms of powertrain.
As Porsche shifts to a modular architecture for its future 911 models, the 2019 Porsche 911 will retain the 3.0-liter, flat-6 turbocharged engine from the second-gen 991 models. The base Carrera model will have 370 hp while the Carrera S will have a more powerful 420 hp version of the same 3.0-liter 6-pot. The 992 range will be led by the Turbo S which will gain a 70 hp bump in power for a total of 630 hp, while the regular turbo model is expected to have 592 hp – 61 more than the current car. A hybrid model is also in the pipeline for 2020.
In terms of styling, the iconic nose will receive slight changes, while the rear will be completely transformed. The 992-gen 911 is also expected to be wider than the current car. The eighth generation of the 911 is expected to be revealed this year at the Paris Motor Show in October.
So, which of these supercars are you looking forward to the most? Comment below.