Kick it into high gear with these new luxury high-performance rides, all releasing over the next few years.
Aston Martin Valhalla
WHAT WE KNOW
Also known as the ‘Son of Valkyrie,’ the much-anticipated Aston Martin Valhalla coupe is sure to live up to its name with a high-efficiency twin-turbo V6 engine and battery-electric hybrid system. With only 500 units to be produced, this mechanical beast is sure to provide a thrilling ride to whoever can get their hands on it.
The Valhalla shares some fundamental styling and features with its predecessor, the Valkyrie, but will also introduce some new concepts and technologies to the ‘V’ legacy. In partnership with the infamous Red Bull Advanced Technologies and world-renowned Formula One car engineer, Adrian Newey, Aston Martin’s Valhalla incorporates just about as much F1 technology as possible for a road legal car. Expect an entirely carbon fiber structure and next-gen aircraft morphing technology to optimize aerodynamic performance.
We’d only recommend jumping in the driver’s seat if you’re after an adrenaline rush. This whip isn’t meant for daily driving or carpool.
Produced in such a limited quantity, the incredibly powerful engine and advanced design comes with a hefty price. Rumor has it, the price will start from around $1 million and could reach as high as $3 million.
The Valhalla was officially announced at the Spring 2019 Geneva Motor Show, so you won’t see it on the road anytime soon. Aston Martin predicts that delivery will start in late 2021.
Aston Martin Dallas, 5333 Lemmon Ave., 888.791.1007, astonmartindallas.com
WHAT WE KNOW
The new Tesla Roadster will be the fastest production car in the world, boasting three motors, propelling it from 0 to 60 mph in just 1.9 seconds, and with top speeds of over 250 mph. It will also have the longest highway range among all-electric vehicles of up to 620 miles, no need to worry about running out of charge throughout the day.
The futuristic vibe of the supercar is high-tech yet simple, and will have four seats – highly unique for a supercar. It will also feature a lightweight, removable glass roof, making it ideal for warm weather.
With racing-style seats and a sleek design, the Roadster is made for the speed junkies seeking comfort and luxury. The Roadster is also perfect for the travel lover, with as plenty of storage space for luggage and a remarkably long range – get from Dallas to San Antonio and back in one single charge.
This record-breaking car will start at $200,000 for the base trim. With only 1,000 units in production, the Founders Series model will cost $250,000.
Tesla initially revealed the concept in 2017 and is expected to release the Roadster in 2020.
Tesla Dallas-Northpark Center, 8687 North Central Expwy, Ste. 1027, 469.232.9270, tesla.com
BMW M8 Competition Coupe and Convertible
WHAT WE KNOW
Available in the Competition model, the all-new BMW M8 Coupe and Convertible will be the latest additions to the 8-series. With the M TwinPower Turbo V-8 engine, M xDrive all-wheel drive system, and upgraded tuning, the M8 Competition models will be able to produce a tremendous 625 horsepower and charge from 0 to 62 mph in under 3.3 seconds.
From upgraded technology to M-specific gadgets, the new M8 will have a grand selection of exciting design features. The lavish interior includes elegant leather upholstery, a beautiful M-specific cockpit design, and BMW’s signature Head-Up Display with M-specific content. Exclusive to the Competition models, the driver can also activate the M Mode ‘track’ setting perfect for pushing the car to its limit on a track circuit.
The BMW M8 Competition model is specifically engineered for use on track circuits by experienced sportscar drivers. They’re sure to enjoy its power both on and off the track.
The M8 Competition Coupe will cost from $142,500 while the M8 Competition Convertible will cost from $155,500.
BMW is expected to begin delivering the M8 models in late 2019.
BMW of Dallas, 6200 Lemmon Ave., 972.763.5528, bmwofdallas.com
2020 Bentley Flying Spur
WHAT WE KNOW
The classic Bentley Flying Spur has been completely redesigned interior and exterior for the new 2020 generation. For example, the new three-chamber air springs can adjust the suspension to suit the intention, from a sporty suspension setting to a more soft, comfortable ride. With a 6-liter twin-turbocharged W12 engine, it produces 626 horsepower and can reach a top speed of 207 mph.
Every intricate detail in the new Flying Spur aims to directly enhance the overall driver and passenger experience. The interior is very customizable, from monogrammed upholstery to a wide range of options for paint, wood and leather hides to choose from. Passengers can even control the blinds, rear seat massager, climate control and mood lighting all from the rear seats using the brand-new touch screen remote.
As Bentley vehicles are among the most desirable of all, the new Flying Spur was expertly designed with the elite in mind whether driving or have hired a driver.
Still under wraps.
Bentley has already started accepting reservation requests for the new Flying Spur and will begin delivering the vehicles in early 2020.
Bentley Dallas, 5300 Lemmon Ave., 214.849.5300, dallas.bentleymotors.com
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