The automotive world seems to change on an almost daily basis and there are plenty of top luxury cars releasing in 2018 which proves this point. With everything from green energy hybrids and electric cars to high performance supercars, 2018 is going to be a bumper year in the automotive industry. Take a look at what we’re excited about!
Alfa Romeo Stelvio
Named for a mountain pass in the Swiss Alps, the all-wheel drive Alfa Romeo Stelvio is based on the Giulia platform and powered by a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 280hp, mated to an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission. Upgrade to the Ti Lusso package for more luxury or the Ti Sport for increased performance.
Audi RS 5
This new Audi RS 5 boasts 450hp and 443lb-ft of torque from the 2.9L twin-turbo V6 engine it shares with the new Porsche Panamera and should be on par with the 503hp Mercedes Benz AMG C63’s sprint to 60mph in 3.7 seconds.
Bentley Continental GT
With a chassis based on Porsche’s MSB platform, the Continental GT top of the range model is powered by a 6.0L W-12 engine which delivers 624hp and 664lb-ft torque and has a top speed of 207mph and races to 60mph in 3.6 seconds.
The next M5 is set for release in March 2018 and adopts all-wheel drive for very first time to handle the 600hp and 553lb-ft of torque. Said to be more balanced and less unhinged than the outgoing F10 M5, the new 2018 M5 can be set to rear-drive mode to crank it up to 11. This car will make you feel lucky enough to dominate at real money blackjack!
The 2018 Buick Enclave rides on either 18- or 20-inch wheels which bookends a 120.9-inch wheelbase and boasts a 3.6L direct-injection V6 engine which outputs 302hp and 260lb-ft of torque. New features include Evonik Acrylite signature headlamps and a nine-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic.
Dodge Challenger Demon
The Dodge Challenger Demon has a fitting name as it’s a car made of devilish specs. The supercharged V8 engine offers 808hp and 770lb-ft of torque and this demonic drive will speed to 60mph in 2.3 seconds. By implementing drag racing technologies, the Challenger Demon has a transmission brake, anti-lag, the first air-conditioning charge cooler, and a suspension setup designed to perfect a drag launch.
Ferarri 812 Superfast
This is the fastest, most powerful production car to ever wear the Ferrari badge and boasts a direct-injection, naturally aspirated 6.5L V12 engine which produces an incredible 789hp at 8500rpm and 530lb-ft of torque at 7000rpm. Expect it to rocket to 60mph in 2.8 seconds with a top speed of 211mph.
The 2018 Ford GT was created to conquer the 24 hours of Le Mans and is the ultimate incarnation of sports car racing tech in a street car. With a carbon-fibre monocoque chassis and body panels, 7-speed dual clutch, and advanced active aerodynamics, the GT’s 3.5L twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 produces 647hp and 550lb-ft of torque.
Lamborghini Huracán Performante
Following closely in the footsteps of the departed Gallardo, the Huracán is back with a new track orientated Performante spec. The 5.2L V10 engine boasts upgraded titanium valves, a new exhaust system, and produces an outstanding 630hp and 443lb-ft of torque. Power is still controlled by Lamborghini’s 7-speed dual clutch transmission.