Get Ready! 5 Sport cars coming soon in 2024

If you love cars as much as we do, you’ll be happy to know 2024 is shaping up to a be a stellar year in terms of sports cars. From British titans to German powerhouses, get ready to witness automotive artistry at its finest.

Below are the top 5 sports cars coming to South Africa this year:

The Aston Martin DB12, a stunning evolution in the grand tourer segment, is set to grace your roads in Q2 2024. This isn't just another pretty face; the DB12 marks a significant departure from its predecessor, the DB11, promising a quantum leap in performance, dynamics, and overall driving experience.

What makes the DB12 so special?

  • Sharpened performance and dynamics: Expect significant improvements in handling and agility compared to the DB11. The DB12 is lighter, stiffer, and has a more advanced suspension system.
  • Elegant and purposeful design: The DB12 retains the Aston Martin’s signature sleep lines and elegant proportions, but with a sharper, more aggressive edge. The wide grille, muscular haunches, and elongated tail hint at the beast lurking beneath the skin.

McLaren democratises supercar thrills with the 750S. This mid-engine marvel bridges the gap between the entry-level 570S and the track-focused 720S, offering blistering performance (0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds!) in a surprisingly livable package. Think of it as a scalpel-sharp suit tailored for everyday driving thrills.

What makes the McLaren 750S so special?

  • Positioned between the entry level model and a track super star, the 750S offers a sweet spot of breathtaking performance (0 to 100km/h in a neck-snapping 2.9 seconds!), all in a surprisingly liveable package. We think of it as a ‘tamed supercar for the everyday driver’.
  • Potent powertrain: A twin-turbocharged 4.0 litre V8 engine pumps out a healthy 551kW and 800Nm of torque... translating into a soundtrack that will make your hair stand on end.
  • Agile handling and precision: Expect razor-sharp steering, a perfectly balanced chassis, and confidence-inspiring grip that makes every corner a thrill.
  • Surprising comfort: Unlike most sports cars, the 750S features a comfortable cabin with premium materials, decent storage space, and even a somewhat forgiving suspension for daily commutes. 

The Panamera redefined the executive sports car segment, and the new iteration raises the bar even higher. Expect a sharper design, a tech-laden interior, and a range of powertrains, ensuring exhilarating performance regardless of your eco-conscious leanings.

What makes the Porsche Panamera so special?

  • Sharper design: With a sharper, more dynamic deisgn, the Porsche Panamera has a wider stance, sleeker lines and a more pronounced rear. This newfound aggression hints at the performance lurking underneath.
  • A curved digital instrument cluster and a massive central infotainment touchscreen dominate the dashboard, while high-quality materials and impeccable craftsmanship create a luxurious haven.
  • Range of powertrains: Whether you’re an eco-conscious driver or a petrolhead seeking thrills, the Panamera has a powertrain for you. Choose from a variety of plug-in hybrid and traditional gasoline options, including a range topping V8 that promises exhilarating performance.
  • Improved performance: The new Panamera handles even better than before thanks to a stiffer chassis, a revised suspension system and advanced driver assistance technologies.

The Mercedes-AMG GT63 SE Performance Coupe, arriving in South Africa in Q1 2024, is not for the faint of heart. This electrifying monster rewrites the rules of the sports car game, unleashing a mind-boggling 814 hp and 1,085 Nm of torque with its hybrid powertrain. It's pure, unadulterated performance wrapped in stunning AMG aggression.

What makes the GT63 SE Performance Coupe so special?

  • Forget turbo lag and embrace instant, electrifying power: The GT63 SE Performance Coupe combines a 4.0litre V8 with a potent electric motor, resulting in blistering acceleration (0 to 100km/h in 2.9seocnds!) and neck-twisting torque that pins you to your seat.
  • Corner king: the GT63 SE Performance devours corners with surgical precision thanks to its advanced all-wheel-drive system, adaptive suspension, and a lightweight construction.
  • A suite of driver assistance technologies helps keep you in control, even when pushing the limits.
  • This car is for those who crave raw power, unmatched performance and the thrill of pushing boundaries. It’s not an everyday car, it’s a weekend warrior, a track day beast, a machine to unleash the inner speed demon.

Ah, the Rolls-Royce Spectre, arriving in South Africa in Q3 2024, is more than just a car; it's a whispering revolution. Rolls-Royce steps into the coupe arena with the Spectre, a Wraith successor promising to redefine luxury. 

What makes the Spectre so special?

  • Electric elegance: The Spectre is Rolls-Royce's first foray into EVs. Expect a hushed, serene driving experience.
  • Effortless power: Don’t let the electric whisper fool you. The Spectre features a dual-motor setup that delivers exhilarating acceleration and effortless gliding. 
  • Unparalleled craftsmanship: Every inch of the Spectre exudes hand-built perfection. From the starlight headliner to the bespoke leathers and meticulously crafted wood veneers, the level of detail is staggering. This isn’t just a car, it’s a rolling work of art. 
  • Driving serenity: Rolls-Royce Spectre promises a cocoon of silence and comfort, where every bump and vibration is smoothed away. Enjoy your journey in undisturbed tranquillity.
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