2016 will surely be remembered for plenty of good and bad cars that graced our digital screens, but these were the highlight of the year – ranking in at the top of the list. Let’s take a look at 2016’s best cars according to the general public’s interest and share rate.
1- Aston Martin DB11
Let’s start off by mentioning the Aston Martin DB11, a car that represented the British manufacturers return to the modern world. The DB11 featured new tech, a new interior and several other innovations that brought Aston Martin back on the map. It no longer makes sense to purchase the extra-expensive Vanquish despite its good look.
As history dictates, the DB11 receives a massive engine in the form of a 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 that produces 600bhp and 700Nm of torque all pushed through the rear wheels. Aston has also nearly built as many DB11’s as they did DB5’s.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia is the italian sedan everyone has been waiting for, aiming for the 3-series A4 and the C-Class it surely didn’t disappoint and gained massive approval from journalists and car enthusiasts alike.
Building upon the success of the Alfa Romeo 4C, the Giulia featured many breathtaking engine choices that range from the 2.0-liter petrol to the range topping twin-turbo V6 Quadrifoglio model which produces 505-hp and 600 NM of torque.
1,000 hp, AWD, 0-60-mph in 2.5 seconds and 400 miles of range. What’s there not to like? clearly aimed at the Tesla Model S P100D with 238-hp more, this Lucid Air sedan was the highlight of the electric car industry in terms of production vehicles. Well, besides the Nio EP9 supercar and the Rimac Concept S with 1,384bhp.
Lucid Air has already begun taking orders with 250 vehicles already accounted for and expected to arrive somewhere within early 2019. The Lucid Air sedan represents a very compelling package with superb interior, a wonderful exterior design and insane power.
The LC coupe was the Japanese luxury brand’s latest rendition in the coupe segment. A wonderful throwback to the LF-LC concept with plenty of LFA soul in the bodywork and the interior.
The range topping LC500 offers a naturally aspirated V8 engine producing 467-hp and 389-lb-ft of torque. All that power is delivered through a 10-speed automatic and 0-60 mph is dispatched in 4.5 seconds.
Although these numbers aren’t impressive by any stretch in today’s automotive standards, Lexus was clear about the LC coupe’s purpose; it should be looked at as a luxury grand tourer. The looks however, were revolutionary good.
The Audi RS3 sedan is a very attractive proposition to replace everything wrong with the current RS3 hatchback. And that’s exactly what it did; more power from the 2.5-L turbocharged 5-cylinder engine (400-hp and 352-lb-ft of torque), a wider wheelbase, 7 speed S-tronic gearbox and 0-60 mph in about 4 seconds only.
Sadly though, this little sedan will take sometime until it arrives to Dubai’s showroom floors. Knowing the Germans as well as we do, expect it to be here somewhere around early 2018. If you’re looking for the absolute best sedan on the market? go ahead and buy the RS7, that’s one mean superfast executive sedan that you can’t go wrong with. But for the public with a budget, the RS3 is the perfect package with handling capabilities its big brother can’t match.
The SUV that looks like an SUV but performs like a 458-Italia on a straight line with a 0-60 mph time of just 3.5 second, a twin-turbo 6.0-liter W-12 that makes a monstrous 600 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque mated to a ZF 8 speed. I’m not going to go into details since we’ve covered this before in our article.
But if you know a little bit; this rebadged Audi Q7 became the standard everyone is trying to compete with in the super SUV segment.
Released in early january during 2016 after an onslaught of teasers that established the brand’s mysterious persona. The Faraday FFZero1 concept is surely something different from anything you’ve seen before.
1,000-hp, a gorgeous design with one of the best interior cockpits you have ever seen. The FFZero-1 concept gained mass appeal and proved to be a successful gamble for the Chinese backed company.
Expensive toys that wear a sedan outfit and an AMG badge make for very interesting prospects. This however, is no ordinary sedan. The E63 S receives AWD (4Matic) and the ability to send all the power to the rear wheels.
It’s also powered by the familiar 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 which produces 604-bhp and 626 lb-ft of torque. Did we mention that it has 6 more bhp than the Aston Martin DB11 and the Bentley Bentayga? 0-62 mph is done with in 3.3 seconds. The M5 is in heaps of trouble.
The highlight of the Tesla model S lineup was the easter egg P100D, which could hit 0-60 mph in 2.4 seconds. If you’re gonna go electric, might as well go all out. The P100D boasts an impressive 762bhp and a 155mph top speed.
Regardless of the fact that this 0-60 mph is faster than virtually anything else out there, the Model S P100D equipped with Ludicrous Mode and Smart air suspension starts at £114,200. Justified if you ask me.
1,500bhp and 250mph. Koenigsegg is always about innovation, so instead of debuting a traditional electric hybrid – they released the Regera. A single-speed transmission mega car with 1,500bhp mated to F1 battery tech. The Regara can literally smoke all its 4 wheels at high speeds with full throttle applied during a normal cruise.