8 coolest new cars, from Acura to Z06

Every new year offers renewed promise and excitement, and the same is true in the car world. And it’s especially true for car enthusiasts who like a sports car or two.

Although it looks like 2022 will be the year “Year of EV“After the mainstream electric cars arrive in 2021, there are still one or two gasoline-powered monsters (see #1 and #2) waiting to strike.

Here are my picks for the most exciting performance cars we can look forward to next year.

8. Ford F-150 Lightning – release date: Spring 2022

Strictly speaking, it is not a “sports truck”.Ford

Maybe not everyone thinks about a sports car, but the upcoming F-150 Lighting electric pickup is going at an amazingly fast pace. Ford says it will hit 60 mph in the mid-4s, fast by any measure.

Sure, it’s not exactly a “sports truck” like the old Lightning (which amazed old Lightning enthusiasts) but anything that can get up and go as fast as it does. so it’s definitely a sport thing. And I’m sure someone will turn a new Lightning into a low-riding cruiser shortly.

7. GMC Hummer EV Pickup – release date: Soon… ish

The GMC Hummer EV is equipped with a short mode called Watts To Freedom (WTF).GMC

OK, so I start this list with two electric pickup truck. But GMC Hummer EV is equipped Watts To Freedom (WTF) mode to launch it from 0-60 mph in “about three seconds.”

Before the rise of electric cars, with their incredible torque figures and instant acceleration, 3 seconds was super fast. Now, you can do it in a 9,000 lb pickup.

6. Acura Integra – release date: 2022

The most affordable vehicle on this list.Acura

Acura Integra is back! Although it’s now a four-door sedan with a coupe-like design, the new Integra will be powered by a turbocharged 1.5-liter engine and a six-speed manual transmission. It will start at around $30,000.

That makes it the most affordable car on this list, and it will even be built in Ohio (as well as all the Acuras currently on sale in the US). Acura says that makes Integration “aspirational but achievable.”

5. Kia EV6 GT – release date: End of 2022

The EV6 GT is poised to become a one-stop shop for Korean automakers.That

With the Kia EV6 GT churning out 576 horsepower and zero to 60 mph time in around 3.5 seconds, the EV6 GT is poised to be the go-to stop for the Korean automaker.

They call it a crossover, but it actually seems more like a hatchback to our eyes. Regardless, the EV6 and its corporate sibling the Hyundai IONIQ5, are set to reshape the EV landscape into EVs that are fun to drive – and then the GT will arrive late next year as a The real competitor of the Tesla Model 3 Performance.

4. BMW i4 – release date: Summer 2022

It’s not an electric car – it is a BMW.BMW car

BMW’s first all-electric performance sedan (the i3 is more of a weird project than a real cutting-edge driving machine), BMW i4 take the tried-and-tested sporty luxury BMW formula and electrify it.

It’s not an electric car – it is a BMW. And it’s a gorgeous Gran Coupé that looks so much like any other BMW you never knew it was electric. That’s exactly the point.

3. Nissan Z – release date: Spring 2022

The letter Z will live up to its name.Nissan

The Z name has stood for attainable sports cars for decades, but it always has a number plastered on the front. Whether the 240Z or the 370Z, the letter remains iconic to Nissan fans. And now there’s a new one, but they keep it simple: It’s just the Nissan Z.

Powered by a 400hp 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, the Z will live up to its name. Nissan designers have absorbed small details from various Z models over the years, to create a retro futuristic look for the new Z. We can’t wait to see them on the road.

2. Ford F-150 Raptor R – release date: Late 2022


I drove the new Ford F-150 Raptor this early year and found it to have outstanding capabilities. But Ford wants to take things to the next level and has promised us the new Raptor R – an even worse offroad pickup packed with a monster V8 and matching horsepower (and emissions note). fit.

It is said to be powered by Ford’s 5.2L Predator turbocharged V8, carried over from the Mustang Shelby GT500. That engine makes 760 horsepower on the Mustang, meaning the Raptor R could be the most powerful pickup ever sold.

1. Chevrolet Corvette Z06 – release date: Summer 2022

The NA V8 has the highest horsepower ever fitted to a production car. When.Chevrolet

The Corvette C8 is an amazingly good design and engineering department, but the guys at Chevy don’t do it well. The Corvette Z06 coming next year, making 670hp from a 5.5L . engine natural suction V8 engine. It was the highest horsepower NA V8 ever fitted to a production car. When.

Given the expected price tag (likely under $100,000) and performance, the new Corvette Z06 is going to be a sports car that can be beat at any price point.

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