Three new sports cars coming to SA this year

The world is still fighting against the coronavirus, but that doesn’t stop automakers from bringing new and exciting cars to our roads. Car enthusiasts can look forward to a wide range of new vehicles arriving in South Africa from inexpensive hatchbacks, gorgeous sedans to SUVs and at least three high-performance sports cars.

This blog post will specifically discuss the three new sports cars destined for the South African market. We have picked these from the new car list created by

The mid-engine Valhalla sports car with a hybrid powertrain should be available for sale in South Africa in the third quarter of this year. Powering this agile British car will be a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V-8 (borrowed from Mercedes-AMG), assisted by two electric motors (one to power front wheels and the other integrated into the gearbox). The hybrid powertrain can produce 699 kW (937 horsepower) and 1,000 Nm of torque, enabling the sports car to hit the 100 km/h mark from a standstill position in only 2.5 seconds on its way to a top speed of 350 km/h.

The pricing details for the local market aren’t out yet, but it is expected to cost around US$800,000 in the United States. With only 999 Valhallas planned for production and an exorbitant price tag, we wonder how many we will see in SA?

In the first quarter of this year, Audi South Africa plans to bring the e-Tron SUV, e-Tron Sportback, and e-Tron GT to SA. What makes the e-Tron so exciting in the luxury electric vehicle segment is its lively acceleration, relaxed ride, well-weighted handling, posh interior, and institutive infotainment technology.

Audi mainly offers the e-Tron in two body styles - SUV and Sportback – both featuring two electric motors, a 95-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, and Quattro all-wheel drive. With this powertrain, the posh electric SUV can generate 355 horsepower and 414 pound-feet of torque. Employing the ‘Boost’ mode bumps the output to 402 horsepower and 490 pound-feet of torque, enabling it to hit 96.5 km/h (60 mph) in only 5.5 seconds. The e-Tron SUV and e-tron Sportback drive ranges stand 222 and 218 miles, respectively.

If this power isn’t enough, you can opt for the e-Tron GT, boasting two electric motors and a two-speed automatic transmission. The base model can create the power of 469 horses, whereas the RS e-Tron GT can churn out 590 horsepower. Use the Launch Control boost, and these power figures can jump to 522 horsepower for the GT and 637 horsepower for the RS GT. The GT and RS GT have an estimated drive range of 238- and 232 miles, respectively.

This beauty is expected to arrive after March. The Ferrari 296 GTB (Gran Turismo Berlinetta) is an exotic sports car featuring a hybrid powertrain, including a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol mill and an electric motor powering the rear wheels through an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The combined output of 610 kW and 740 Nm should make it a massively entertaining plug-in hybrid sports car, enabling it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and top out at 330 km/h.

P.S: These arrival timings are tentative and may vary due to lags in the international supply chain.


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