Future car designs are always a topic of discussion around the world. With technology advancing at such a rapid pace, the car industry has been in the mix to receive much of that technology and implement it into their latest designs. As a result, industrial designers and engineers are designing and producing sexy and sleek cars with exceptional specs and many of the latest bells and whistles for convenience and comfort. Even the lower-priced 2018 cars are finding ways to squeeze in additional technologies that may offer a better driver and passenger experience.
In 2018, there are many beautiful car models that are expected to take off. Interestingly enough, many of these luxury cars are opting for a more fuel efficient V6 engine versus a V8 or V12 that would have been added a decade ago. This is primarily due to consumer purchasing behaviors that ensure improved fuel efficiency to help reduce the carbon footprint of the automobile.
The following cars are five 2018 models that are expected to sizzle:
2018 Ferrari Dino
The CEO of Ferrari was adamant that the Dino will return to their lineup in 2018. The system is based on the Ferrari 458 Italia but with a completely different engine and exhaust system. Instead of two pipes in the back, there will be two cut holes above the diffuser. This indicates that the exhaust system will exist within the engine bay and bumper. The sound of the car more closely relates to a twin-turbocharged 3-liter V6 with a 503 horsepower output.
The bumper, wheels, lamps and entrance doors were redesign and are expected to be distinctive from previous models. While the interior of the Dino will be different and significant, the company has kept it a mystery for the time being. The estimated price take for the upcoming Dino sports car starts at $215,000 which is less pricey than the current California T while still boasting numerous extravagant qualities and tiny luxuries.
2018 Infiniti Q100
The 2018 Infiniti Q100 is expected to be a gorgeous gift wrapped in a ridiculous price tag. The new four-wheel and rear-wheel drive system will be shared with Infiniti’s other uber luxury automobile; both of which are expected to take on the Bentley Continental GT, Nissan GT-R, Porsche 911 Turbo, Mercedes-Benz S-class and BMW 7-Series. Infinity’s CEO recently announced that they have abandoned V-8’s in all future products. With the release of the 2009 Essence concept that inspired this model, the Infinity will feature a twin-turbo 6-cylinder hybrid system with outputs exceeding 600-horsepower. As one of Infinity’s most expensive automobiles, the Q100 will cost around $150,000 for the base model with more bells and whistles available at a higher price point.
2018 Lincoln Continental
The 2018 Lincoln Continental will feature a real-wheel-drive format with an exterior massaging together a variety of Lincoln aesthetics such as shoulder-line chrome strips running horizontally across the vehicle, electric shaver-inspired inlay complete with chrome vertical bars, suicide doors and a chrome windscreen.
The interior will be a significant improvement over the Lincoln MKS with premium design detailing, features, materials and comfort. The engine will be Ford’s top-tier V6 engine that is derived from the EcoBoost line or the S550 Mustang’s 5-liter V8. Another potential option is an EcoBoost V8 engine which rolls together power and efficiency into one package. From a drivability perspective, this 2018 car could boast a 9-speed auto with paddle shifters to improve the driving experience. The handling and care of the ride will be managed by dynamic damping.
The competition will be difficult for this Lincoln version with technology-heavy cars like the Audi A8, BMW 7-Series, Lexus LS, Jaguar XJ and Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Rumors reveal that Cadillac will be executing their “Art and Science” design with the CT6 so Lincoln will need to visually step up to the plate with this release.
2018 Mercedes-Maybach Pullman
At 21-feet long, the luxurious 2018 Maybach Pullman S600 will be stuffed with so many extravagant details, they would choke Donald Trump. The best features include emperor-class executive rear seats; the Magic Chauffeur Control, which is a glass partition that can be lowered or turn opaque by simply pushing a button; and jump seats for bodyguards and aides. The audio system will be tuned specifically to the sensitive or non-sensitive ear of the buyer to guarantee maximum comfort and enhancement of the overall experience.
Under this luxurious house of a car are the W222 skeleton of the S-class only including a 173.9-inch wheelbase that is actually four-feet longer than the S550 sedan. The powertrain boasts a 6-liter V-12 with two turbocharges that can achieve output 523 horsepower and 612 pound-feet of torque. The primary competition include the Rolls-Royce Phantom, Bentley Mulsanne and Genghis Khan’s war elephants. Prices will begin at around $600K for unarmored versions with a variety of bells and whistles available.
2018 Toyota Sports Car
As another one of the 2018 car models expected to sizzle, the Toyota Sports Car or FT1 will likely be available as a convertible and coupe. The plan is for this car to fall somewhere between the BMW Z4 and Toyota Supra. The Toyota marketing team would like the automobile to be priced just low enough where it does not wander into the Lexus and BMW territory.
With Toyota’s inline six engines being long gone, the V-6 and V-8 engines are unlikely to fit in this car. Therefore, expect BMW turbo power in a four- and six-cylinder option. Its primary competition will still be in a luxury category and include the Chevrolet Corvette, Mercedes-Benz SLK, Audi TT, BMW Z4, Porsche Boxster and Nissan 370Z. The price will hover a little over $40,000 which straddles the luxury price market while still being competitive.
The aforementioned list are beautiful and stylish cars from around the world that are certain to make waves for consumers, who can afford them, in 2018. As of now, they are still in production with minor changes that could have been made. Overall, these are some of the cars that will really standout among their competition. Although unaffordable for the average Joe, they are still nice to dream about and wish for.