We’ve looked at the cars which pack a punch. These are the sports cars, the muscle cars and the speedsters; all powered by the latest turbos and V8s, whilst handling with precision.
Here’s the most anticipated vehicle releases over the next 12 months, starting with the beautiful Alfa Romeo 4C Spider:
Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
The Italians know how to manufacture a fast car, with Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pagani and Alfa Romeo all rolling out the most beautiful, astonishing and downright impressive supercars that we’ve ever seen. The great news is that Alfa are set to release the new 4C Spider next year, with it expected to hit the road in June.
The Spider is an update on the Coupe which is adored around the world, and for the new model, Alfa have simple turned the car into a convertible. Taking the roof off a coupe doesn’t always breed success, but it seems Alfa really have managed something special here.
A stunning centre mounted exhaust system and dual carbon-titanium pipes, with 18-inch front and 19-inch rear wheels, come together to create a magnificent looking Italian racing beast. Under the bonnet there is a 1.7-litre four-cylinder engine, which produces huge 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. We can't wait to get behind the wheel of this one when it arrives on British shores next year!
|Alfa Romeo 4C Spider|
Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe
In 2015, Mercedes is set to unleash its C63 AMG Coupe, with the grand unveiling booked in for the Paris Motor Show this autumn. With prices starting from £96,565, the C63 sees its old 2.6 litre V8 dropped in favour of a fresh, but downsized, turbo engine.
The new compact V8 will benefit drivers who’re looking for a sportier drive with efficiency very much in mind. Initially the C63 will be on offer as a four-door saloon, with an estate accompanying it at the launch in Paris.
Touted as a rival to the BMW M4, it’s expected that Mercedes will also announce an advanced version complete with a 4.0-litre engine and plenty of other additional features.
The Paris Motor Show is set to be quite an event, especially as it’s been announced that Mazda will be unveiling its latest MX-5 model. As the world’s most popular roadster, the update comes equipped with an aggressive new look, with flared side panels and a curved yet strong looking body on offer in the aim to tempt a brand new generation of Mazda fans.
It will be a shorter, wider and lower version of the current model, and in addition to the upgrades in the looks department, it will also shed over 100kg of weight. This car is set to be priced at around £20,000, unfortunately the cabin remains very much the same, albeit a well finished off interior which features a host of SKYACTIV technology.
The soft-top models weigh as little as 1,050kg, which gives you an example of the engineering that Mazda have put into this new sportster.
|New Mazda MX-5|
2015 will be the next chapter in one of America’s favourite cars, the legendary Ford Mustang. With over 9 million of these aggressive muscle cars sold over the past fifty years, and appearances in movies, on television and with many famous owners, Ford are set to deliver what looks to be one of the car releases of the coming 12 months, if not the last decade or so.
Ford are delivering the Mustang to Asia and Europe for the very first time, with customers in the UK able to get their hands on a right-hand drive version. It’s hoped that the new release attracts all different types of driver, especially with a range of engines on offer including a fuel-efficient 4-cylinder, all the way up to a more powerful V8.
|2015 Ford Mustang|
We are getting very close to the latest Audi release, the R8. We’ve already seen a camouflaged version of the car being tested around the Nurburgring in Germany and it’s expected that it will be launched in the earlier part of 2015.
Audi are looking to balance performance with everyday driving with this latest release. The interior might be minimal but there is enough space to travel in comfort, with the bonus of their being tons of power under the bonnet, ready to be unleashed from the primed R8.
The entry-level 420-horsepower, 4.2-litre V8 will feature plenty of superior updates from the last model, including much more refined and luxurious leather upholstery.
The R8 is geared up to be one of the top releases of 2015, so watch this space!
The next 12 months look to be fantastic for car lovers, especially with the return of the legendary Mustang, the Audi R8 and the simply superb looking Alfa 4C Spider. We have only had time to run over a few of the releases which are set to hit the roads over the next year, but you can bet your bottom dollar that there are plenty more innovative, sleek and superb new cars waiting in the wings, and yet to be unveiled by manufacturers the world over.
This blog was written by Jennifer Smith on behalf of LeaseCar.co.uk, a vehicle leasing company from the UK