Best new sports cars and supercars coming in 2020

Not ready to give in to the electric revolution just yet? There's still a chance to get yourself that V12 you've always dreamed of

James Wilson
Dec 5, 2019

The age of electric cars might well be upon us, but that doesn't mean angry, high-octane fuel guzzling supercars are extinct just yet. Admittedly, we're not sure how many more times we're going to get the opportunity to compile such a long list of brand new cars packing a selection of naturally aspirated V6, V8 and V12 engines - then again, you can always count on Ferrari.

Actually, the fact we have quite so many sports cars on this list will please petrol heads who simply cannot turn away from their beloved fossil fuels, although the infiltration of hybrid power has already begun - in the form of a Ford Mustang of all things.

As you would expect, none of these cars will fall into the bracket labelled 'affordable', but if you do have the money to spend, you could do worse than pick one of the options we have here. Realistically you'll be looing for a finance option, and we'll strive to bring you figures as when we get them.

For now, though, you can fill your days by taking a look at the most exciting new sports cars and supercars we're expecting to see throughout 2020.

Best new sports cars for 2020

1. Audi RS7

Expected starting price: £90,000
UK due date: Early 2020

Audi’s 2020 RS7 is a monster – partly thanks to the fact it uses the same 4.0-litre V8 mild-hybrid setup as found in the RS6 Avant discussed elsewhere. Power sits around 600hp and torque at a meaty 800Nm – both of which are fed through an eight-speed automatic gearbox and Audi’s famous Quattro four-wheel-drive.

To help the RS7 visually stand out from its lesser A7 relatives, Audi has thoroughly redesigned the exterior, claiming just the bonnet, roof, front doors and tailgate are shared. Inside there are a pair of sports seats and a flat-bottom steering wheel – not that anyone will have the mental capacity to look around the cabin if the RS7 is anywhere near its top speed of 189mph (in an environment that is safe and legal to do so, of course).

2. BMW 4 Series/M4

Expected starting price: £35,000 (for standard models)
UK due date: Summer 2020

BMW is expected to launch its new 4 Series next year, which will include styling as seen on the 2019 3 Series. Styling isn’t the only thing expected to be poached from its stablemate, with drivetrain options (engines and gearboxes) and interior anticipated to be carried over as well.

This is no bad thing, though, as the current 3 Series comes with an excellent interior and strong performing engines. At the same time, it is expected that BMW will tweak the chassis and suspension setups to give the 4 Series a more sporting driving experience in line with the model’s ethos.

Top of the 4 Series performance hierarchy is the M4, which packs a twin-turbo straight-six engine (meaning the cylinders are arranged in a straight line rather than a V) that produces over 480hp in standard form and over 510hp in the more focused Competition spec. With the 2020 BMW M3 expected to cost around £65,000, the M4 isn’t likely to be too far away from this.

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3. BMW M3

Expected starting price: £65,000
UK due date: Summer 2020

Big news for the 2020 BMW M3 is that it is moving from rear-wheel-drive to all-wheel-drive, although drivers can select to send all available power to the rear wheels should they wish. Purists may be turning in their graves at the idea of four-wheel-drive, but BMW has already made the switch in its latest M5 and has still managed to keep most of that super saloon’s character.

Powering all four wheels is an in-line six-cylinder petrol engine producing over 480hp in “basic” spec and over 510hp in Competition spec – BMW has hinted that the UK market will only get the latter, which also happens to be more expensive. Over the old M3, there will be significant updates to the interior, although aside from a few M3 specifics (such as sporty seats) most of the updates have already been seen in the new 3 Series.

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4. BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe

Expected starting price: £25,000
UK due date: Spring 2020

BMW will expand its Gran Coupe (basically a coupe with rear doors) range with a new 2 Series Gran Coupe. It will target buyers who want a coupe but realistically need decent access to the rear seats – darn kids...

Those looking for headlines will get hung up on the fact that BMW has built the 2 Series Gran Coupe on a shared platform with the new 1 Series, meaning it is predominantly offered in front-wheel drive.

There is a performance M235i version available from launch which boasts over 300hp, all-wheel-drive and a 0-62mph sprint time of 4.8 seconds. If that isn’t enough for die-hard rear-wheel-drive fans, BMW is working on a rear-wheel-drive replacement of the regular 2 Series Coupe.

Inside the 2 Series Gran Coupe is a familiar sight to anyone who has seen the inside of BMW’s new 1 Series, meaning digitalisation is on the up and analogue dials and switches are on the down.

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5. Chevrolet Corvette

Expected starting price: £60,000
UK due date: 2020

In a move which will no doubt ruin some diehard fans’ lives and make others, Chevrolet is officially making a mid-engined Corvette. For those who don’t know, mid-engined means a car’s motor is mounted between its rear axle and seats – because of how this distributes a vehicle’s weight, it is ideal for performance cars.

To help drown the haters out, the new Corvette is powered by a typically American 6.2-litre V8 engine which produces around 500hp of power and 637Nm of torque. All models come as an automatic (which will again, cause some petrolheads great anguish) but importantly there will be a right-hand drive model available.

6. Ford Mustang

Expected starting price: £280,000
UK due date: 2020

Ford is officially making a hybrid version of its iconic Mustang. Details are few and far between, but the American carmaker is claiming that the electrified Mustang will produce V8 levels of power, but with better efficiency – sounds good to us.

It is expected that Ford will use one of its smaller engines (maybe the 2.3-litre EcoBoost unit already available with the Mustang) paired with an electric motor and automatic transmission for its sports hybrid. Time will tell the exact specification, but with the clocks slowly ticking away towards 2020, you can expect futher details to arrive soon.

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7. Jaguar F-Type

Expected starting price: £55,000
UK due date: Spring 2020

The F-Type is arguably one of Jaguar’s biggest success stories of recent decades and the British brand will no doubt be hoping its second-generation model will continue this trend. While there will be exterior and interior updates, the biggest change is expected to happen under the bonnet – where Jag is rumoured to be putting BMW engines.

Inside there is expected to be a new 10.2-inch touchscreen information and media unit, as well as digital heater controls – take a look at the set up used in the all-electric Jaguar I-Pace for an idea of how it will look. If other recently updated Jaguar Land Rover models are to be believed, interior quality is also expected to leap forward, too.

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8. Lexus LC F

Expected starting price: £105,000
UK due date: Autumn 2020

Lexus has a history of doing things a little differently. Whether that be material choice, styling or even transmission you can always depend on Lexus to offer something a little left field. At the same time, its vehicles are often excellent options. The LC certainly stands out in standard form but it has never had a hotter option like many of its rivals, that is, until next year.

Lexus is rumoured to be using a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 producing around 600hp, which should lead to rather brisk acceleration. On top of a coupe model, Lexus is also rumoured to be readying a convertible option, which will please those after wind in their hair motoring.

9. Porsche 911 GT3

Expected starting price: £125,000
UK due date: Spring 2020

No modern 911 range would be complete without a GT3 variant. While Porsche launched some less-performance focused versions of the 992-gen 911 in 2019, the GT3 is promising to step things up a notch.

Visually the new 911 GT3 is looking set to come with aggressive styling including a bodacious rear-wing. Away from the cosmetics, it is anticipated that Porsche will stick with a naturally-aspirated engine, most likely an updated version of the 4.0-litre flat-six (an engine with six cylinders mounted on its side) producing around 500hp.

10. TVR Griffith

Expected starting price: £90,000
UK due date: Summer 2020

TVR’s grand rebirth into the automotive world was originally penned to happen before the end of 2019, but it is looking more likely that 2020 will mark a new dawn for TVR instead. The new Griffith is expected to come with north of 500hp and a relatively dainty kerb weight of 1,250kg.

TVR’s new Griffith will compete against the likes of Jaguar’s F-Type, Porsche’s 911 and Aston Martin’s V8 Vantage. What the Griffith has in its favour is a carbon composite structure body and a naturally aspirated Cosworth engine (Cosworth being an engineering company with a long history of developing brilliant performance engines). Many expect the biggest tests for the Griffith to be build quality and price point.

Best new hypercars and supercars for 2020

1. Ferrari 812 GTS

Expected starting price: £280,000
UK due date: 2020

Ferrari has developed a convertible version of its 812 Superfast named the 812 GTS. The 812 GTS comes with the same naturally aspirated V12 engine as found in its coupe sibling – this means it has around 800hp and 718Nm of torque on tap. Ferrari claims these figures translate to a 0-62mph time of under three seconds and a top speed of 211mph.

The roof itself is a folding hardtop which can be raised and lowered at speeds up to 29mph. Ferrari has given the 812 GTS some subtle aerodynamic tweaks – partly driven by a desire to maintain the same levels of performance as the 812 Superfast despite cutting off the roof and adding strengthening to the chassis.

 

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