Best sports cars 2022: The 8 most exciting new vehicles, from Acura to Z06 – Inverse

Best sports cars 2022: The 8 most exciting new vehicles, from Acura to Z06 – Inverse

Every new year brings fresh promise and excitement, and that’s true in the car world as well. And it’s especially true for car enthusiasts who like a sporty automobile or two.

Though it seems like 2022 is going to be the encore “Year of the EV” after mainstream electric cars burst onto the scene in 2021, there are still one or two gasoline-powered monsters (see #1 and #2) waiting to pounce.

Here are my picks for the most exciting performance cars we can expect in the coming year.

8. Ford F-150 Lightning — release date: Spring 2022

Strictly speaking, it’s not a “sports truck.”Ford

It might not be everyone’s idea of a sporty vehicle, but the upcoming F-150 Lighting electric pickup is shockingly fast. Ford says it’ll hit 60 mph in the mid-4 second range, which is fast by any measure.

Sure, strictly speaking, it’s not a “sports truck” like the old Lightning was (much to the consternation of legacy Lightning enthusiasts) but anything that can get up and go that fast is definitely sporty. And I’m sure that someone will turn a new Lightning into a low-riding cruiser before too long.

7. GMC Hummer EV Pickup — release date: Soon…ish

The GMC Hummer EV comes equipped with the gloriously acronymed Watts To Freedom (WTF) mode.GMC

OK, so I’m starting this list off with two electric pickup trucks. But the GMC Hummer EV comes equipped with the gloriously acronymed Watts To Freedom (WTF) mode to launch it from 0-60 mph in “around three seconds”.

Before the rise of EVs, with their amazing torque numbers and instant acceleration, 3-seconds was hypercar quick. Now, you can do it in a 9,000-lb pickup truck.

6. Acura Integra — release date: 2022

The most affordable vehicle on this list.Acura

The Acura Integra is back! Though it’s now a four-door with a coupe-like design, the new Integra will be equipped with a turbocharged 1.5-liter engine and a 6-speed manual. It should start at around $30,000.

That makes it the most affordable vehicle on this list, and it’ll even be built in Ohio (as are all Acuras currently sold in the US). Acura says that makes the Integra “aspirational yet attainable.”

5. Kia EV6 GT — release date: Late 2022

The EV6 GT is poised to be a show-stopper for the Korean carmaker.Kia

The Kia EV6 GT packs 576 horsepower and a 0 to 60 mph time of around 3.5 seconds, the EV6 GT is poised to be a show-stopper for the Korean carmaker.

They call it a crossover, but it really seems more like a hatchback to our eyes. Regardless, the EV6, and its corporate sibling the Hyundai IONIQ5, are set to reshape the EV landscape as fun-to-drive EVs — and then the GT will arrive late next year as a true Tesla Model 3 Performance competitor.

4. BMW i4 — release date: Summer 2022

It’s not an electric car — it’s …….

Source: https://www.inverse.com/innovation/best-sports-sporty-cars-2022

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