24 Most Anticipated Cars of 2024

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Keeping with tradition, we’ve listed some of our most highly anticipated cars that will either enter production or are rumoured to be unveiled within the next year. As we move into a very exciting time for the automotive industry, we’re looking to welcome some of the most capable, fastest, and most powerful production cars ever made, as well as ultra luxurious grand tourers and electrified legends. Take a look below at what we’re most excited to see in 2024.

 

24. New Ford Mustang

Having now become a legend within both the US and European markets, when the Ford Mustang gets an update, it’s a big deal within the automotive industry. In the summer of 2023, that’s exactly what was unveiled. A fresh design that builds fantastically on the outgoing design modernises the entire exterior of the new Mustang and compliments the refreshed 5.0-litre V8 engine that sits under the hood. As with the previous iteration of the Mustang, there will be an EcoBoost option which improves economy whilst still providing blistering performance as a fast Ford should. An overhaul to the interior continues the modernisation of the Mustang, with upgrades as far as the eye can see. There are currently no official performance figures for the new Mustang, however Ford have hinted strongly at a significant improvement over the previous shape. Let’s wait and see what they have in store.

 

23. Zenvo Aurora

As Danish manufacturer Zenvo claim, their latest hypercar is ‘named after the lightweight, fast, and beautiful nature of the rare light phenomenon, Aurora Borealis’, and we couldn’t think of a more fitting name. At first glance, the new Aurora is breathtaking. With its stunning flowing lines and aggressive aerodynamics, it looks unlike any other car on the road. But once you are finished admiring its design, you realise the real meat is in its performance figures. A 6.6-litre quad-turbocharged V12 engine, along with a lightweight triple electric motor system result in an almost unfathomable 1,850bhp, making it the most powerful V12 engine to ever be fitted to a road car. A plethora of carbon fibre has also been used to craft the Aurora, meaning this nigh-on 2000bhp hypercar weighs in at just over 1,400kg. We’re hoping for more details and release date information in early 2024 – fingers crossed!

  

22. Lotus Emeya

The last few years have been very interesting for Lotus, with production of the Elise and Exige coming to a halt to make room for the Emira (the spiritual successor to the Evora) and then later their EV lineup which now includes the Evija and Eletre SUV. The latest addition is the Emeya, A hyper-GT car with over 900bhp and, according to Lotus themselves, “class-leading power-to-weight ratio that inspires a uniquely Lotus driving experience”. Time will only tell whether that statement is true, but the performance figures speak for themselves. 2.78 seconds to 62mph and 159mph top speed, encompassed in a four-door, four-seater family saloon. With Lotus’ ethos truly adhered to, the use of carbon fibre and plentiful lightweight components mean that the Emeya remains light and nimble on its feet – a testament to Lotus models of the past.

 

21. Bugatti Mistral

Marking the end of an era, Bugatti’s final W16-powered road car, the Mistral, will start being delivered to customers in early 2024. Despite featuring the now iconic 8-litre quad-turbocharged W16 engine, the design of the mistral is not based on any of the latest Bugatti models, including the Chiron. While many thought that it was simply the roadster version of the Chiron, Bugatti themselves claim it as a completely independent model, despite the interior remaining almost identical. The exterior features an all-new front end with huge air intakes and updated headlights, which are sure to turn a few heads when seen on the road.

The Mistral packs a huge punch at over 1,500bhp, however performance figures are not yet known. Based on what we know about the Chiron and Divo models, the low-two second mark comes to mind. Only 99 Mistrals will ever be made, with all 99 build slots having already been taken.

 

20. Ferrari Roma Spider

With the success of the Roma Coupe, along with its ties to the Portofino and California models, it was only right for Ferrari to apply its expertise in convertibles to the Roma. The Spider will feature the same turbocharged V8 engine found in its hard-topped sibling, but with the drop-top allowing the noise from the V8 to flood the cabin on spirited drives. Its design (other than the obvious) will remain relatively unchanged. Smooth, flowing lines along with body coloured front grille and taillights unique to the Roma will still feature on the spider – which we’re not complaining about. We can’t wait to one of these come into stock in 2024.

 

19. New Porsche Panamera

Now entering its third generation, the Panamera has been a staple in Porsche’s lineup since its launch in 2009. 15 years later, the German marque are making the most extensive and dramatic changes yet, with the introduction of four new E-Hybrid engines to choose from. Alongside this, we’re seeing some hefty design updates to both the exterior and interior, a suspension refresh, some clever new chassis technology and more. The front passenger now receives the luxury of a 10.9-inch infotainment screen which is able to play video, control music and display various information, all serving to improve the overall experience and create a remarkably well-rounded grand tourer.

 

18. Lamborghini Huracan Replacement

The era of the beloved Lamborghini Huracan has come to an end, as well as the era of Lambo’s screaming naturally-aspirated V10. While this will be to the dismay of some, fear not – the twin-turbo V8 that will sit in its place will rev to 10,000rpm and receive electric motors to help eek out the maximum high-end power – promising to result in a faster, more capable and truly worthy replacement for the Huracan.

We’re used to seeing Lamborghini’s design language evolve, so it’ll come as no surprise that we will most likely see many styling cues translated from the Revuelto – The recent replacement for the Aventador. From spy shots of the new car we’ve seen that the silhouette hasn’t changed an awful lot, but most other components have been replaced, updated or removed. Let’s hope that we get to see the finished article this year.

 

17. Koenigsegg CC850

Coming as quite the surprise to enthusiasts and fans of the brand, Koenigsegg unveiled their modern revision of the legendary CC8S last year – With even the 6-speed manual gearbox being retained alongside what Koenigsegg calls their ‘Lightspeed Transmission’, an almost seamless automatic box. The design has been updated perfectly to bring the 2002 car up top date, with the interior receiving a dramatic overhaul bringing it more in line with the Regera and more recently, the Gemera. As expected, there is carbon fibre as far as the eye can see which contributes towards an incredibly impressive curb weight of just 1385kg, which, coincidentally is the same as the power figure, giving the CC850 a 1:1 power ratio.

Koenigsegg themselves call the CC850 a work of art, and we’re inclined to agree. A blend of stunning retro styling and up-to-date tech create one of the most hotly anticipated cars of the last 10 years. With many manufacturers opting to move more towards electric vehicles, we couldn’t be happier that Koenigsegg are sticking to their guns with an analogue, truly involving drivers’ car.

 

16. Lotus Evija

It may be a bit presumptuous to think that Lotus will start deliveries of the Evija to their customers in 2024, but given that they were meant to be landing in 2023, this year could finally be the one. If you remember, the all-electric, 2,000bhp hypercar was first unveiled in 2019. First deliveries were planned in 2020, however much like other manufacturers, COVID had a huge impact on Lotus and meant that the Evija had to be delayed on multiple occasions.

When we take a look back over cars like the Elise, Exige and Evora, it’s an exciting prospect to see Lotus dipping their toes into the hypercar market, when their ethos has always been to keep their cars light, small and analogue to create the ultimate driving experience on the British B-roads.

 

15. McLaren ‘son of P1’ Hypercar

According to multiple sources, McLaren are teeing up a replacement for their legendary hypercar, and one third of the ‘Holy Trinity, the P1. As is the theme currently, the replacement will likely feature a hybridised engine, much like the P1 introduced in 2013. With McLaren having set the bar incredibly high with the P1, we are expecting a lot from the Surrey-based manufacturer, but no details have yet been released about the car. Some strong hints have surfaced recently around the fact that the P1 replacement will have considerably more power than any car in their current lineup and be significantly lighter. When you consider the power figures and curb weight of McLaren’s latest sport-series car, the Artura, this could be quite a feat.

 

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14. Hybrid Lamborghini Urus

As is now common knowledge amongst enthusiasts, the Lamborghini Urus will be moving to hybrid-only in 2024, whilst still retaining its V8 engine. When looking at the Urus S and Performante, it looks like the Hybrid Urus will be targeting similar power figures while improving efficiency and economy. This aims to serve the drivers that are using their Urus day to day for a commute or school run and also bring the Urus up to date with Lamborghini’s push into hybrid vehicles, with the entire lineup inevitably going hybrid throughout 2024.

The electric motors will inevitably add weight, however it’s likely that their combination with the V8 will result in one of the most powerful Urus variants ever made. We’ll have to wait and see what Lamborghini reveal, but all signs point to good things coming from Sant’Agata.

 

13. McLaren 750S

“That’s just a 720S” we hear you say. Not quite. While the design of the 750S remains almost the same as the 720S, it’s more what’s under the skin that has been given a refresh. Weight savings and extra power (roughly 30bhp more than the 720) result in better acceleration, handling and overall driving feel, along with updated technology inside and out creating a more user friendly and modernised feel across the whole car. This includes the new 8-inch infotainment screen which has been introduced to the familiar interior pulled from the 720S.

The suspension has been upgraded to improve handling, while also being made slightly softer in the front to allow for a more comfortable ride on British roads. Along with this, the front axle lift system has been overhauled meaning it now raises in half of the time that the 720S’s system did – sitting at just 4 seconds to complete. While the upgrades are subtle, the 750S represents evolutionary progress for McLaren, rather than revolutionary. Building upon a formula that works and is well-loved is a difficult thing to criticise, particularly when the subject is a blisteringly quick supercar.

 

12. Porsche Macan EV

Speaking of the adoption of EV and hybrid technology, the Macan is the latest Porsche to take the plunge. Offering up to a staggering 603bhp in its highest-performance variant, the Macan EV is no slouch – all while achieving an impressive 310-mile range. Its looks are still very much recognisable, however from prototype images we see that it looks a lot more aggressive and angular than the outgoing model. Naturally, with more aggressive looks comes more aggressive performance. The aforementioned horsepower figure, along with a mind-boggling 738lb/ft of torque result in a reported 0-62mph time of just 4.4 seconds. We’re hoping to see plenty of Macan EVs throughout 2024, so keep your eyes peeled on our latest stock!

 

11. Range Rover EV

After years of offering various hybrid options in their lineup, Land Rover are finally jumping in at the deep end, in the form of an all-electric Range Rover which will join five other fully electric cars being introduced within the next five years. Apart from the move to fully electric, the Range Rover will reportedly also move more upmarket to compete more seriously with the likes of the Bentley Bentayga and Rolls-Royce Cullinan. This means that the overall design, technology and comfort of the Range Rover will evolve, pairing nicely with a close to silent ride and 300-odd miles of range.

If there was ever a car that suited the switch from combustion engine to electric, the Range Rover fits the bill pretty perfectly. Known the world over for its luxurious and quality feel, the introduction of a smooth and seamless electric motor will scarcely harm it, and we’re excited to see what the British manufacturer has in store.

 

10. Aston Martin DB12

Unveiled to the world in May 2023 and acting as a replacement for the DB11, the Aston Martin DB12 is the British manufacturer’s next step in a niche that is already exceedingly familiar to them; the high-performance Grand Tourer. Upon first glance, the DB12 looks like a near-perfect blend of DB11 and DBS styling, adopting the usual Aston aggressive front end, along with stunning flowing lines to a simplistic and modernised rear end. Under the bonnet is a twin-turbocharged V8, with a power output of just over 670bhp, which, according to Aston themselves, will achieve a 0-62mph time of just 3.6 seconds.

On the interior, the DB12 retains the usual class and ultra-high build quality that motorists have come to expect from the brand. Use of premium materials, an incredibly ergonomic layout and plenty of toggle switches and buttons give this interior a seriously high-end look and feel. That’s not to say, however, that it hasn’t been refreshed and ultimately modernised when compared with the DB11 – and what a fitting replacement this car will be when it hits the roads in 2024.

 

9. Gordon Murray T.50

There’s not a lot more to be said that hasn’t been covered by journalists about the new Gordon Murray T.50, and for good reason. A car coming from the man who created arguably one of the best automobiles to ever exist is never a bad thing. The T.50 picks up spiritually from where the McLaren F1 left off, with small dimensions, central driving position, screaming (and high revving) Cosworth V12 and of course an immense focus on an analogue and involved driving feel.

With more power and 150kg shaved from the F1, the T.50 is destined to be even more extreme, as well as significantly faster than its older sibling, which broke multiple records in the mid-nineties for its acceleration and top speed. But forgetting the facts and figures for a moment – what’s so great about this new Gordon Murray project is its unwillingness to bend to the pressures of the modern automotive world with regards to a shift towards electrified, automated driving - resulting in, as Top Gear calls it, “perhaps the most perfectly analogue sports car of the last 25 years”.

 

8. BMW M5 Touring

Following the success of the M3 Touring over the last year, it was only right for BMW to create a brand new M5 Touring to sit alongside it. With the recent announcement of the new 7th generation M5 comes this high-performance sport estate variant, which is a formula that proves to be very popular amongst BMW enthusiasts. Featuring a hybrid V8 the new M5 Touring will not be short of power, which is all but confirmed when you look at the car it shares its engine with; the XM. The XM produces a whopping 740bhp, so we’ve come to expect a similarly ludicrous number from the Fast 5. Interestingly, this M5 Touring will also be the first of its kind since its V10 predecessor, which was discontinued in 2010 – an exciting prospect for those wanting the practicality of a family wagon, but with supercar-beating power and performance.

 

7. Mercedes AMG GT63

Much like many other performance cars, 2024 is the year for introducing hybrid technology to a car that has famously featured a beefy V8 engine throughout its life. The AMG GT line will be completely refreshed in 2024, with the GT63 being a true competitor to the likes of the Porsche 911. The V8 engine will remain in the GT line for the time being, however, there has been talk of a plug-in hybrid V6 engine entering the picture in the next year – much like we see in the new C63. The refreshed design of the GT63 brings subtle, yet stunning improvements to its aesthetics, with the most prominent new feature being the ‘Black Series’-inspired new front grille. The interior is much like that of the new SL55, which is great news as its sleek and ultra-modern design is a sight to behold.

            

6. Ferrari 812 Superfast Replacement

Expected to be powered by a 800bhp-plus V12 engine, the replacement for the Ferrari’s beloved 812 Superfast is just around the corner. With the likes of the recent Purosangue 4x4 and SP3 Daytona hypercar featuring the V12, it looks as though Ferrari are staying true to their goal of keeping the iconic and legendary engine alive, if only for its flagship models. This is music to the ears of those who perhaps expected Ferrari’s latest GT sports car to take the plunge into hybrid technology, or a smaller turbocharged engine.

Many images have surfaced of the test car being driven, with the biggest takeaway being that the overall shape and stance of the car is relatively unchanged to that of the 812. The same beloved formula of a large, front-mounted engine driving the rear wheels seems to still be at play here, and we couldn’t be more excited for it.

 

5. Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder RS

Porsche fans had been waiting eagerly for the German marque to apply the ‘RS’ formula to the Boxster for years, and finally had their wish granted with the announcement of the 718 Boxster Spyder RS in the summer of 2023. Picture, quite simply, a Cayman GT4 RS with the roof chopped off. The Spyder RS retains the same 4.0L 6-cylinder as the 911 GT3 and 718 Cayman GT4 RS which will produce 493bhp, a healthy 79bhp more than the standard Spyder. Porsche have claimed a 0-62mph time of 3.2 seconds, however in true Porsche conservative style, this figure is bound to be lower in the real world.

The RS also adopts the same 20-inch centre locking wheels which were first featured on the Cayman GT4 RS, however the suspension has been softened for a more comfortable and usable ride day-to-day. Again, as with the GT4 RS, the Weissach package is available, which will include a whole range of carbon fibre bits including bonnet and side air intakes, as well as a titanium exhaust. While it’s not known exactly when production will start, we couldn’t be more excited to see one of these enter our showroom.

 

4. Porsche 911 992.2 Generation

It feels like just yesterday that Porsche unveiled their 992 generation 911, mainly due to so many variants and special editions occurring in the meantime. With the recent addition of the latest GT3 RS and Sport Classic models, it may come as a surprise that the 2nd generation of 992 cars is on the horizon. With early rumours stating that the 911 will venture into the world of hybrid technology, the 992.2 generation will mark one of the most impactful changes ever made to the 911. Alongside the introduction of hybrid technology, rumours are circulating that a naturally aspirated 3.6-litre flat-six engine will now be the standard engine in the 911, replacing the 3-litre turbocharged flat-six found in current models.

Design-wise, there’s not yet much to tell about the new generation of 911. As with previous second-gen updates, we expect to see some subtle changes and technology upgrades, with the most obvious being the switch to an all-digital virtual cockpit, much like the ones found in most modern supercars and sports cars. Reports state that the latest generation should be unveiled mid-2024, but until then we will keep our fingers crossed.

 

3. Lamborghini Revuelto

The long-awaited successor to the legendary Aventador was revealed to the world in 2023, which meant we could finally stop calling it ‘The Aventador Replacement’. Photos and videos of the Revuelto started flooding social media earlier this year, and it’s safe to say it divided opinions. Whilst it certainly looks the part, many Lamborghini fans were disappointed with the inevitable switch to a hybrid engine, although many were silenced when they heard the performance figures. Over 1000bhp and a 0-62mph time of 2.5 seconds makes the Revuelto one of the most powerful and capable Lamboghinis ever made.

     

2. Ferrari SF90 XX Stradale

Ferrari’s ‘XX’ division has returned from slumber in dramatic fashion, with the introduction of the SF90 XX Stradale. The SF90, while not being part of the “Big 5”, was the fastest road-going Ferrari ever made and so it’s no surprise that it got an ‘XX’ version. However, Ferrari have changed the mould somewhat with the XX Stradale, namely in that owners will not become members of the exclusive ‘XX’ club with their purchase, mainly due to 1,400 units being produced – over 10 times that of any previous XX car.

Being based on the SF90, the XX Stradale features the familiar twin-turbocharged V8 combined with three electric motors. This combination results in 1,016bhp and a 0-62mph time of 2.3 seconds – a time scarcely achieved even by some of the most powerful hypercars on the market. Design wise, it’s recognisable as an SF90, however the addition of dramatic aerodynamics including Ferrari’s first ever fixed wing to grace a road car make the XX a much more menacing and aggressive looking car. Being one of the most aggressive and fastest Ferraris to ever hit the streets, these are sure to turn some heads when they enter production later in 2024.

 

1. 911 S/T

With only 1,963 units to ever come off the production line, and judging by the popularity of the GT3 Touring, we’re pretty confident that Porsche’s latest wingless GT car will go down a storm. Speaking of the GT3 Touring, the S/T is essentially the ‘RS’ equivalent, sharing its engine with the 992 GT3 RS. One key difference though, is that it will be offered with a 6-speed manual transmission – something that owners of the GT3 RS were never lucky enough to receive.

Power sits at 518bhp, but being 38kg lighter than the GT3 RS it should feel slightly more nimble and agile, as was Porsche’s mission when creating the 911 S/T. Reports also state that regardless of the clear focus towards making the S/T a pure drivers’ car, the ride quality and daily usability is astonishingly pleasant. We see a lot of Porsche models come through the doors at Romans, but we can’t wait to get our hands on one of these.

 

We hope you enjoyed our countdown of the most anticipated cars of 2024. All of us here at Romans International wish you a happy new year, and here’s to a very exciting 2024 filled with the release of some true automotive treasures.