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The HOTTEST new pre-release cars

Want to sneak a peek at the hottest new cars coming to the market soon? These new cars are the testament to the levels of progress and innovation currently being made in the motor industry. We have chosen them for their futuristic designs, remarkable technology, the sheer volume of power and above all else, the levels of desire they invoke in motoring enthusiasts. These models may not be production-ready just yet but these test runs suggest that something incredible is around the corner.

BMW Z5 2019

Work on the highly anticipated Z5 series is still underway and due to be released in 2019, and when it is, it will see off and consign the Z4 series to history. The aggressive looking little coupe features rear-wheel-drive jointly developed alongside Toyota which heralds a return of the Supra, adding another interesting twist to the series. The pictures we have seen are of a soft top model but, of course, hard top versions will be available.

Audi R8 E-Tron

Having been spotted undergoing grueling testing at the famous Nürburgring, the Audi R8 E-Tron has everybody talking about it and for all the right reasons. The model has been about since 2010 and was created to prove Audi’s engineering prowess by delivering incredible power from dual electric engines. The new model is suggested to be able to churn out 456 horsepower, 679 pound-feet of torque and carry you from 0-60 mph in less than three seconds which is impressive in itself, electric or not.

Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang

The welcome return of the GT name is well documented but new photos of a partly covered in in-development Mustang suggest that perhaps the plans for the GT500 are not as dead as had been suggested. Given the success of the GT350 and GT350R models, we are all expecting something very special from a souped-up and even more powerful model. Rumour has it that the GT500 will contain a twin-turbo V8 engine with no less than 750 horsepower – truly a muscle car worth keeping an eye out for.

Chevy Corvette ZR1 2018

When Chevy served up the Corvette Z06 it seemed that the world was hardly even ready for it. The 650-hp beast blew everybody away with its looks, sound and, of course, it is unparalleled and frankly terrifying power. The motoring world asked the only question it could; “what on Earth comes next?” Well, the answer is the 2018 ZR1. Spy photographs and videos from Michigan have revealed hard and soft top versions of a supercar with a huge rear wing and what is likely to be carbon fiber body panels. Details at this stage are still a little thin on the ground…