Among car enthusiasts, it is evident that horsepower wars have begun among carmakers with increasing fuel economy and alternative powertrains.
Based on most popular upcoming cars of 2014, below are features of trendy sports cars that will guide you in the market:
1) 2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster
The 2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster depicts a careful blend of elegance, performance and comfort that wakes all five senses during driving. After 2011 summer introduction, the House of Raging Bull is offering a convertible version of Aventador, a perfect sports car that fuses greatest sports car sophistication and luxury experience.
It is furnished with door wings having chamfered edges, removable roof, automatic passenger protection system, sufficient ventilation through the engine compartment, motorized rear windshield that permits water flow in the car and influence sound from twelve-cylinder engine. The Roadster’s V12 includes a cylinder deactivation system when engine is working at partial capacity with instant Stop and Start capacitor systems known as the supercars.
The color of the new Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster has a perfect mix of gloss black at the windshield pillar and rear window area up to its ‘fins’ plus dynamic reinforcement of roof section with light metallic blue color.
2) 2014 XL1 Volkswagen
With XL1 2014, Volkswagen’s vision of bringing a car with fuel consumption of one litre per 100 km, remarkable aerodynamics and great efficiency into the car market has come to fruition. The sports car blends super-tech lightweight design of 795kg, aerodynamics efficiency of CD 0.189, first-class design and low centre of gravity.
Volkswagen’s new product is ecofriendly with its plug-in hybrid system that has two cylinder TDI engine (35 KW/48PS), E-motor (20 KW/27 PS), 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG) plus lithium ion battery thus enabling the car to emit just an infinitesimal 21 g/km of CO2.
XL1 can accelerate 100 km/h within 12.7 of 0.91/100 km enabled by its top speed of 160km/h. With no local emission, XL1 can travel 50 km in electric mode and needs less than 0.1 kWh to cover a distance of one kilometer.
3) 2014 BMW M3
Taking the place of E90 platform, the new 2014 BMW M3 is based on novel F30 platform, a rear and larger all-wheel-drive design. This super sports car will be emerging with a wider front and rear tracks plus seriously enhanced chassis with two-door coupe, retractable hardtop convertible and four-door sedan.
The expectation is soaring on the BMW M3 super-revving V-8 with 450 horsepower, six-speed manual and seven-speed dual clutch automatic, two enhanced turbos and electrically driven supercharger.
4) 2014 Audi A3
Created basically for the U.S market, the 2014 Audi A3 is the Volkswagen Group’s maiden model on its novel platform. The 2014 Audi A3 is lighter than but similar in size with 1996 – 2001 A4. The Audi A3 is designed for all-wheel-drive and front setups, gasoline, diesel, hybrid and all electric powertrains.
The 2014 Audi A3 is designed with 2.0-litre turbo diesel, 140 horsepower and a turbocharged 2.0-litre gas engine with 200 horsepower. There is a high chance of gasoline hybrid and fully electric version.
5) 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette undoubtedly is one of the trendiest American sports cars of the season. Emerging in both convertible and coupe chassis versions, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is a super-tech enhanced 6.2-litre engine channels, 450 pound-feet of torque enabling a launch of up to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and about 450 horsepower.
As an upgrade to the previous model, Corvette Stingray―lightweight, greatly recreated steering and suspension system―has two-seat interior, a driver-focused dashboard with elegant features. The drive mode selector permits twelve different attributes based on five different situations: for secure use on wet roads; and with cylinders, efficient fuel economy is certain.
6) 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C
The comeback of the second modern Alfa Romeo 4C is quite eventful. Reengineered with 13feet of length, carbon fiber tub with rear and front aluminum substructures that aid collision repair, this trendy sports car has two-seats and exciting thrust-to-weight ratio.
The features of 4C are nothing but a boost in the company’s brand: automated six speed dual-clutch, 1.7-liter turbocharged four cylinders supported with aluminum block generating 240 horsepower. From Italy, Dallara Automobili developed the 4C with adaptation of brake and steering hardware from the Alfa Giulietta platform.
7) 2014 Acura MDX
The luxury of SUV brand is heightened in the 2014 Acura MDX. Redesigned with longer wheelbase aiding middle-seat comfort and rear seat access, the 3.5-liter V-6 features direct injection and cylinder deactivation enhance fuel economy, torque and improved power.
This great brand though faced with competition from Infiniti JX35, Land Rover LR4, Lincoln MKT and Lexus GX460, the styling of the new Acura MDX is shifting to 180 degrees. One remarkable aspect of this brand’s new Aero Sculpture styling theme is a front version of the second-gen MDX.