This post definitely wasn’t scheduled ahead of time. Definitely not. We’re all definitely here, working hard, and not asleep at home or out enjoying the snow we’re probably getting. And by “working hard,” we mean, “coming up with cool cars of 2014.”
Here are the finalists.
2015 Ford Mustang
Ford’s famous stallion was revealed earlier this month, but it won’t hit the streets until the fourth quarter of this year. We don’t even know much about it yet, as they haven’t released HP or weight figures. It might be a while. Or it might be in two weeks at the Detroit Auto Show. Until then, we can only speculate as to whether or not it’s still a muscle car.
2015 Mazda Miata MX-5
Ol’ Zoom Zoom is working with Alfa Romeo to develop the new MX-5, which has historically been the best-selling rear-wheel-drive sports car to ever sail from the shores of Japan. Hopefully that means Italian beauty and Japanese reliability. According to the rumor weed, the new MX-5 will also drop down to 2,200 lbs.
This is a bit of a cheater, because Lamborghini released everything about their Gallardo replacement almost two weeks ago, but it won’t hit the streets until summer, when it will likely be confused at first glance with its big brother, the Aventador. And now that the V10 makes 610 hp and 414 lb-ft of torque, it’s even more similar to the bigger bull. The Huracan is predictably beautiful and offers a refreshing update to the Gallardo, which first debuted in 2003, before I graduated high school.
Subaru BRZ STi
This is pure, hopeful speculation. Let’s face it: the new WRX looks like your dad in Tapout gear. It’s not generating the hype Subaru probably hoped it would. So why shouldn’t they pull out their ultimate secret hyper weapon and turbocharge the BRZ courtesy of the loons at STi? Power has been the chief complaint about the awesome little sports car. Now it’s time to make things right.
2015 Ford F150
Ford just needs to take their Atlas concept and get it ready for production by doing nothing whatsoever. It looks like Liam Neeson about to break your eye bone by headbutting you, just so you’ll always have that story to tell, because he’s a nice guy like that. It also has all kinds of neat little features, but unlike the gimmicks most new trucks peddle, these actually seem useful. Check out the details here.
The Bowtie’s small truck is back, and it’s not so small. We’re especially interested to see how the new Colorado will sell, as it’s no longer a light truck like the S-10 and former Colorado, but it’s not a heavy duty truck like the Silverado. It’s right in-between, built on a global platform. If it performs, we may see more manufacturers bringing their global trucks to America. Ford, Toyota, and VW all have competitors waiting in the wings.
Now, we’re not saying that the German-fighting Cadillac ATS isn’t already awesome. But they advertised it as a 3-series killer, not an M3 killer. The ATS-V will probably come packing the new LF3 V6, a twin-turbocharged 3.6 liter capable of 420 hp. If you read that in an old-timey, WWII newsreel voice, we have something in common.
These just scratch the surface.
What are the new cars for 2014 you can’t wait to see on the road?