2019 is upon us and brings with it a whole load of great new cars. For now, however, we’re going to focus on a particular class – sports cars.
Without further ado, here are our top 5 sports cars to look out for in 2019…
It’s pretty astonishing when a manufacturer manages to retain classic car charm at the same time as keeping it up to date and no one has been pulling this trick off as long as Porsche. Every time the iconic sports car gets a new iteration, it’s always noticeably modern, yet true to the 1963 original. You could even call it timeless – and this new 992 version seems to be shaping up the same way.
When the BMW i8 jumped onto the sports car scene in 2014, it shook things up a bit. It was different, futuristic and, most notably, a hybrid. Now, in 2019, things remain the same, with BMW still shaking things up in the sports car world with the i8 and its convertible sibling. Its almost perfect blend of economy and fun is something we rarely see done this well in the segment, and means the i8 deserves plenty of praise.
It seems like forever that Toyota have been teasing us with the return of the legendary Supra. Year after year, whether through rumours, pictures or other pieces of information, we’ve been fed breadcrumbs leading to the final product – and it’s going to be here in 2019. We, for one, can’t wait to get a look and find out if the Supra nameplate can claim back its legendary status.
The 8-Series is BMW’s flagship luxury GT car and the new M8 seeks to turn the dial up to 11, adding sports car performance to a luxury cruiser. Sometimes, as demonstrated in the past, the whole sports car/grand tourer thing doesn’t always work. On occasion, these cars can become too conflicted, trying too hard to have the best of both worlds. BMW, however, has been showing us differently in recent years. We’ve seen this previously in the M6; so we have high hopes that the M8 will be even more of a hit.
The Jaguar F-Type is one of the all-time British greats and a worthy successor to the brilliant E-Type. Additions to the range, like the SVR and coupe model, have thankfully kept the F-Type on top throughout the years. Furthermore, the car received a facelift in 2017 and update for 2019. Considering how good of a sports car it is, we’re glad Jaguar is still giving the F-Type the care and attention it needs even in its seventh year of production.