Sports Cars Are Making Noise at the Auto Shows This Year!

2020 Mustang Shelby Gt-500 Sports Cars
The all-new Shelby GT500–the most powerful Mustang ever with 700+ horsepower, coming to streets and tracks this year. Photo: Ford
2020 Mustang Shelby Gt-500 Sports Cars

The all-new Shelby GT500–the most powerful Mustang ever with 700+ horsepower, coming to streets and tracks this year. Photo: Ford

Driving just got a whole lot better.

We love our trucks, SUVs and family cars. They are practical, capable and do a lot for us. But nothing gives you power and freedom like a sports car.

The real showstoppers at the auto show this year are the muscle cars. Crowds surrounded the Mustang Shelby GT-500, the Toyota Supra, the Subaru STI S209, the Hyundai Veloster N and the Lexus LC convertible concept.

Mustang Shelby GT500

Probably the biggest news to kick off the new year was the introduction of the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500. Kicking up the power and design of the Shelby 350, the GT500 promises the most powerful Ford ever with 700+ horsepower. Mustang is already the number one selling sports car brand, and the Shelby GT will no doubt add even more dominance in the category. The powerful new Mustang model features a hood vent that is subtle but necessary, and a tail wing and an automatic electric transmission for optimal speed (sorry stick shift fans, there is not a manual transmission option on this car). The Shelby GT500 is designed for the track, and just to make sure new owners fully appreciate the track-destined soul of this car, they can attend Ford’s performance school in Utah. The course is included with the purchase of a Shelby GT500.
Pricing hasn’t been released yet, but let’s assume this will be a collector’s item and an instant classic, and with the supercharged engine, it’s likely to be priced at the top of the Mustang lineup. But the thrills will be worth every penny.
Toyota Supra 2020

The 2020 GR Supra, made its world debut at Detroit Auto Show last month. Photo: Toyota Media

Toyota Supra 

Toyota finally – finally!– brought back its most iconic car, the Supra, which it revealed at the Detroit Auto Show.  Fans have been waiting for this for years (since the 1990’s) and for good reason: The Supra was the pinnacle of  the Toyota spirit of easy-to-own, fun-to-drive cars in a lovely sports car package.

The 2020 model is co-engineered with BMW (the underpinnings of the Supra are shared with the BMW Z4) but the details are fine-tuned by Toyota. Look for this one to be zipping along the highways in early 2020.

Further reading: Want a sporty drive experience but need more than a sports car? The Toyota C-HR may be the ride for you

Sti S209 Subaru


WRX Sti S209

Subie fans will love this one: Subaru takes what its engineers learned on the track developing systems for its other models and for its motorsports division and put it into the STI– which stands for Subaru Technica International– S209 model. The S209 is wider, faster and better tuned for track and sport driving. Look for this model to start competing in pro racing and zipping around town in 2020.

Further reading: This is why we love Subaru  

Veloster N Hyundai

The The Veloster N is an all-new high-performance model for 2019. Photo: Hyundai Media

2019 Hyundai Veloster N

This one can be yours today: Hyundai’s sport tuned Veloster N. Veloster has long been a favorite of drivers who love hot hatchbacks. After adding tuning and turbo in prior models, Hyundai finally went all in with the N, offering 275 horsepower and a price tag of $29,000.

Further reading: Hyundai Veloster, a new kind of sports car experience

Lexus Lc Convertible

Lexus LC Convertible Concept. Photo: Lexus Media

Lexus LC Convertible

This open air roadster is simply stunning. The LC convertible concept features a white leather interior with gold accent stitching- a ride fit for a queen! It is stunning from every angle and its 22-inch wheels are a reminder of the car’s power and performance potential.

“This concept takes the unmistakable design of the LC coupe and reimagines it as a future convertible,” said Tadao Mori, Chief Designer of the LC Convertible concept. “It blends all the best aspects of the original coupe with the dynamic design of an open-air convertible.”

While the LC Convertible is a concept, we have a suspicion that it will come to market as a production car. And we simply cannot wait.

Further reading: A luxury sports car might just bring out your inner bad boy 

These Sports Cars Are The Star Of This Year'S Auto Shows: Mustang Shelby Gt500, Toyota Supra, Subaru Sti S209, Hyundai Velostern And Lexus Lc Convertible

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