Sleek, powerful and "expensive", let's face facts, most of us are unlikely to ever be able to afford a supercar – the vehicle of choice for the super-rich and powerful, or the odd lucky lottery winner.
Like browsing the houses at the highest end of the listings or dreaming about that suit that costs two months salary, supercars are one of those unattainable luxuries. But it’s nice to have a dream, right?
And those supercars are getting more and more ‘super’, as technology improves, they get faster, smoother and come with more extras that were pure sci-fi 20 years ago. There are the true supercars and the sports cars that might just be within our grasp.
Let’s take a look at the best new cars 2019:
Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR PRO
To kick off our look at new supercars in 2019, let’s start with a car to make Bond proud, with the classic brand pushing boundaries with its ultimate hybrid ‘hypercar’ the Valkyrie, which was unveiled in 2018. A partnership between Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing, it was created to challenge the best of the best performing road-going vehicles.
But before that even entered production, plans were unleashed for a track-only version which ups the ante in every respect. Known as the Valkyrie AMR PRO it pumps up the speed, pushes the aerodynamics to the extreme, reduces the weight and streamlines the interior. This is built for speed and performance, nothing more nothing less.
There's nothing more indulgent than a car purchased for the sole purpose of letting rip on a race track. This version of the Valkyrie doesn't look too far removed from the road version, keeping its sleek design and packs an estimated 1300 horsepower, going from 0-60 in just 2.5 seconds.
This is an exciting new player on the scene. This little-known supercar is the first to be produced in Poland. This one has been on the cards since 2011 but hit by setbacks and delays we are still yet to see a street model. A track-only version did turn heads at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2016 and 2017.
2019 looks likely to be the year the Arrinera is finally unleashed on the public with somewhere in the region of 500 horsepower. The impressive thing is, with its great design and high performance it comes in cheaper than its rivals at McLaren and Ferrari.
The classic Lotus brand will continue to expand its supercar line-up in 2019 with the Elise. After gaining $2 billion dollars investment from parent company Geely.
Whilst retaining its sports car cred, Lotus has said that the Elise will be more useable ‘day-to-day', so we guess that means it can handle the stop-start grind of daily road travel – at least passers-by will get to have a really good look at its awesome, lightweight design! There has been much speculation about the Elise, but everything points to this being a great car.
Hennessey Venom F5
Famed for packing huge power upgrades into their powerful sports cars, Texas company Hennessey Performance Engineering is pushing things to the limit with the Venom F5. This is their first ever vehicle purpose-built, from scratch. Their goal is simple - break every speed record going, with style. It is likely to rule 2019, and with a price tag of $1.6 million, this is a speed-toy for the elite.
Looking like something lifted straight from a sci-fi future, the SSC Tuatara is the most interesting of the best new cars 2019. The makers of this have a serious obsession with power and speed and all this is reflected in the streamlined look, the futuristic aerodynamics and the huge 1350 horsepower. First teased way back in 2011 there is some serious excitement for this release, as it is surely in with a shot of smashing the Koenigsegg Agera RS's world-record speed of 278 miles per hour.
It was thought that ‘electric' was never going to be a word that drummed up excitement in the world of supercars, but with major players putting new technology to the test, this is changing. "A proper weapon" is how Tesla has described their next generation of Roadster car. Keeping much of the existing spec this new development will run for a 620-mile range and surge up to 60 miles per hour in just under two seconds. Electric is going super!
Steve Saleen has been pretty quiet recently, but the S1 coupe is due to change all that. This is a ‘street-legal' performer boasting track-only chops. Built almost entirely of carbon fibre this is light-weight and sleek, dedicated as much to handling as it is outright power. Not that power is an issue, it sprints to 60 in just 3.5 seconds. At $100,000 it is slightly more financially attainable than other cars in its class.
W Motors second production model is a step forward for the Middle-Eastern supercar maker, as it looks set to surpass its predecessor in every way. Both the outside and inside design screams luxury and it isn’t skimping on the lightweight advanced building materials or power either. There’s only 25 of this exclusive vehicle planned, and at a price of $1.9 million (and upwards), we can see why!
The famous sportscar maker claims that the BP23 is the ‘fastest McLaren ever’, so this is clearly a car that packs a punch and is worth getting excited about. It looks great and has 1000 horsepower so its definitely a contender for best new supercars 2019.