When this pandemic is over, let's go on a road trip


  • September 3, 2019
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  • By: Ben Hitc

Start saving your money because there are seriously awesome cars coming our way in the next few years. 2020 has some serious rides coming our way, and 2021 is going to be epic, and come 2924 we better be freakin’ flying around. Naturally, as new cars are revealed there are those that essentially wet themselves with excitement while on the other end of the spectrum, handfuls of critiques have some initial drawback. Good, bad, or meh, someone is going to love it, someone has already put there name down to get one of the first off the production line, and someone you know is going to be parking that new whip in your driveway. So, what have the Geneva and other auto shows around the world brought to the main stage for you to drool, fantasize, and pretend like you’ll have enough cash to buy in a year or so when the concept heads to production?


Stop traffic, stop payments on anything and everything you owe, and start scraping together every nickel and dime you can find because this forthcoming 2021 Audi RS6 Avant is an absolute show stopper. With a twin-turbocharged 4.0 liter V-8, the Avant should push out a staggering 591 horsepower with a top speed of around 190mph. The interior is littered with all the bells and whistles and when you take a go a Devil’s Backbone the superior Audi RS suspension will hug the corners tighter than your crazy aunt around the holidays. It will run you around $115k, but it’s going to be worth every penny—to and from your kids soccer game.


Starting at a cool $213,000 the McLaren GT is a mid-engine phenom pulling from the roots of the McLaren brand. This GT (Ground Touring) is a standout that only a few will own, let alone drive, with a two-seat console and a twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8 pumping out 612 horsepower make forgetting the milk at the store almost on purpose. The exterior is unlike other supercars without the glitz and glam wanting all the attention of the red carpet. The lines are refined, simple, and handsome adding to the McLaren GT’s outright comfort and sensibility on the road.



You’ve been waiting, we’ve been waiting, just about everyone has been waiting for the return of the Supra since the train track jumping Fast and the Furious two-door. The updated Supra is set you back a mere $50k to open the door, but the Launch Edition, the one you’re going to want will come in at a casual $56k. Though this reboot doesn’t come in the favored manual transmission, the twin-turbocharged inline-six will kick those ponies into gear boasting 335 horsepower. And because you’ll be living a quarter mile at time, the 2020 Supra comes standard with automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection. The wait is over and surely you’ll be seeing the Supra back on the streets with all the aftermarket goodness.



Not much more than Daddy Want needs to be said about the 2020 Hennessey Venom F5. It looks like it’s going 300mph when its parked and as it’s set to be the first street-legal car capable of hitting 300mph, why not throw a high speed car chase into the mix. The Venom F5 will come with a casual 7.6-liter V8 putting out 1,817 horsepower and 1,193 lb-ft of torque. Needless to say, this Venom F5 is going to put you back in your seat while you watch life pass by. And you better get your name on the list ASAP because only 24 are set to be made with a $1.6 million price tag.



A brainchild from the parent company of Volvo, the 2020 Polestar 1 is a plug-in hybrid that’s going to electrify the masses. Capable of producing a staggering combined 591 horsepower from front and rear-mounted electric motors, the Polestar 1 will even drive up to 93 miles solely with electric power. The $155k price tag will certainly keep numbers and notoriety relatively low, but the Polestar 1 should prove to be a force in the high-end EV classification giving Tesla some much-needed competition. The interior and exterior styling is very similar to the offerings of the Volvo family, though the carbon fiber bodywork takes a 400lbs off the bodyweight. Polestar will certainly be a brand to watch as the years progress, but for 2020, the Polestar 1 is a thing of beauty.



Why hello there Porsche and your new electric sedan. The 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S

Is fast on the road, as it should be, quick to charge, and above all, screams with the elegance of Porsche’s history. Keep in mind the Taycan Turbo S is electric, but will send a whopping 750hps with launch assistance through rubber and to the pavement. Hitting 60mph in 2.6 seconds and topping out around 162mph, this $186k Porsche has a driving range of around 225 miles. It does fall short to the 370 range of Tesla, but this Porsche, you bought it to drive fast and hug the corners. Even with the tanks of a gas-powered Porsche, you’re not going to get too far. Want to go fast and save the planet, the 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S is for you… if you go the cash.



Patiently Waiting…

There are concepts that are rumored to hit production and photo renderings of cars that we know are coming, but the physical appearance is yet to be confirmed. 



The 2022 Jeep Wagoneer returns after nearly 30yrs of absence. The final details haven’t been divulged, but you better believe the wood paneling is coming back with a big ole hood ornament. The rebooted Wagoneer will resemble the classic, while offering a 3rd row which to date has not been an offering from Jeep. The price tag is looking rather high, but it’s a Jeep Wagoneer, you’ll lift couch cushions to find the extra pennies.



The 2022 Volkswagen Microbus is bringing electricity to a nostalgic hippie mobile. The reinvented Microbus is said to be all-wheel drive with upwards of 340-mile drive range. The battery will supposedly charge to 80% in 30 minutes and based on auto show concepts, all three rows of seating will be spin and be able to get tucked away. At $70k, it’s certainly going to be an investment, but the Microbus is literally a tiny home on wheels with tech only found in the homes of Bill Gates type individuals.



It hasn’t been seen on the road since one of the most notorious police car chases in history, but the Ford Bronco is coming back. Details are still vague, but the underlying proponent of Ford’s reintroduction of the Bronco is to ward off the industry dominance of the Jeep Wrangler. And before the Bronco hits production, a Baby Bronco is said to interrupt life of the Jeep Rubicon based on the current Ford Escape. 2020 and 2021 is slated to be a big year for Ford with a magnitude of SUV improvements and new models. And with an estimated low $30k price tag, you’ll have to buy a white Bronco.



Thirty years after the first concept, the Dodge Viper returns… though without the coveted V10. Even with the supercharged V8, the 2021 Dodge Viper is estimated to throttle 700hps to compete with the new mid-engine Corvette. When you see the new Viper scream by on the road, renderings suggest the classical body appearance, though upgraded with aluminum and carbon fiber to reduce weight. Expected to come in under $90k, the new Dodge Viper will be at stoplights waiting to punch it.