I know I haven’t written an article about cars and concept cars in a while. I’m about to change that right now, with Top Cars of 2012. This is a list of concept cars that are most likely to enter series production and be sold in 2012.
1. PORSCHE 918 Spyder
Few cars have amazed the audience as much as Porsche 918 did . The concept car was presented at Geneva Motor Show 2010. Even if it was an engineering and aesthetic triumph, it was not clear if the car was to enter series production. Recently, however, Porsche has announced that Posche 918 will be available for car fans in 2012 (or early 2013).
918 Spyder will have a top speed of 321 km / h and sprints from 0 to 62 in 3.2 seconds. It seems that the model will be “one of the rarest and most exclusive” Porsche ever designed. The price was not officially revealed, but it is speculated to be around $650,000.
2. LOTUS ESPRIT CONCEPT
Lotus, a company whose motto remains “flexibility is everything” announced it would launch more models in the following years. One model created a buzz lately – Esprit Concept – which was presented at the Paris Motor Show 2010. Lotus managed to create an unique design that got people’s attention.
Sources stated that if the car’s performance will rise to its design, the new Lotus will be the grand comeback the company was waiting for some time. Let’s not forget that Lotus Cars were at one point top choice for luxury sport cars around the world.
3. LAMBORGHINI SESTO ELEMENTO CONCEPT
Even the Roadrunner cartoon character would be envious of Lamborghini’s speed. The manufacturer said that the new model will be Lamborghini Murcielago’s successor, which was produced between 2002 and 2010. Lamborghini Sesto combines lightweight materials with high-performance engine and most likely will push the limits of speed.
With a V10 engine, Lamborghini Sesto Elemento will sprint from 0-60 in just 2.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 186 mph. More information were disclosed during the Paris Motor Show 2010. The rumored price is around $300,000.
4. AUDI QUATTRO CONCEPT
The German company would like to release the new model in a limited edition (500-600 examples) and various sources alleges that all the Audi Quattro cars will be sold in a few days. Those who saw last year’s presentation of the new model argue that if the production car will look the same, they will buy it for sure.
Audi declared that the Audi Quattro speeds from 0 to 62 mph in fewer than four seconds, and we have no doubt about it. Enjoy the official Audi Quattro promo
5. FERRARI MONZA
They say the best comes last. All car manufacturers are competing for their models to be the most special and complex. When Ferrari Monza was introduced, everyone had one question: “What is it?”. Ferrari claims that the aerodynamic shape of its new model is needed for fuel economy. The new design will allow the car to achieve maximum performance and speed (125 mph). I’m still not sure if the human race is prepared for an automobile part car, part motorcycle, part flying wing, and all anime, but I like it!