November was the month of epic car reveals and cars that gave us a glimpse into the future and it is not what we expected. Anyway, as we are nearing the end of 2019 we would like to take a moment to thank all the readers that have visited our website and it is an absolute pleasure to provide such content for you guys. Here are our Top 10 Cars revealed in the month of November.
- Lexus LC Convertible
The Lexus Corporation has finally heard our cries and made the LC convertible we all have been wishing for. So what’s new? It’s only the fact that the roof has been taken off and replaced by a retractable cloth roof. The Lexus LC Coupe has always been a favourite for me and it receiving a convertible version has made it two times more attractive than ever. This suggests that the new LC model is in works and will only be revealed after the hype of the Lexus LC has settled and it’s time for yet another LC version.
There are several colours to choose from for your Lexus LC convertible which include Ultra White, Cadmium Orange, Liquid Platinum and more. Like the LC 500 coupe, the convertible version receives the naturally-aspirated V8 engine which produces 471 hp (351 kW) and 540 Nm of torque which is shifted on a 10-speed automatic transmission. The V8 sound will be heard clearly with the roof down and that’s just one of many benefits of owning a drop-top car.
- Audi E-Tron Sportback
Audi has just gone after the E-Tron SUV and has given it the Sportback treatment meaning the roofline has been lowered creating a sloping roofline. We never asked for this but Audi has responded with an electric SUV Coupe that is set to join the E-Tron SUV in Audi’s new electric car division. I’m not gonna lie, this looks really nice and with the strip taillights at the rear, it gives the car more presence. The car has sacrificed a bit of headroom for style and that is just right by me, surely this type of body will slot in perfectly in the market.
The E-Tron Sportback produces the same 402 hp (300 kW) from the dual-electric motors on the E-Tron SUV. The difference is the range, the E-Tron is up by 35 km which gives it 446 km of total range against the standard E-Tron SUV. This is due to the sloping roofline which makes it more aerodynamic and reduces drag, adding more miles to the Sportback. The boot capacity has been affected and it has slightly less space than the E-Tron SUV. Nothing else has changed either than the sloping roofline which is still fine by me.
- Mini John Cooper Works GP
Mini has revealed their hottest offering done by the JCW crew and it simply is mental and too admirable. This little hot hatchback is powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged 4-cylinder with 302 hp (225 kW) and 400 Nm of torque, mounted to an 8-speed automatic transmission. A lot of people wished that this car could’ve come with a 6-speed manual also for the purists. The exterior is very wild with nice 4-double spoke wheels, a front splitter and a large roof spoiler. This front wheel-drive hot hatchback has been thoroughly developed at the Nurburgring.
Most of the equipment on the Mini JCW GP comes as standard with only a few number of equipment coming in as options. This includes the dual-zone climate control, satellite navigation, heated seats, and wireless charging, either than that everything else comes as standard. The thrill in this car will be electrifying as it can do 0-100 km/h in just 5.2 seconds and hit a top speed of 264 km/h. There will only be 5 000 units made and this means the price will be a bit higher than its direct competitors.
- Ford Mustang Mach E
Ford has decided to completely make a new electric SUV which will rival the Tesla Model X and it has managed to give it a lot of public attention. The car is brilliant to look at and has some amazing tech but the problem I have with it is the nameplate it bears which is “Mustang”. This name is supposed to be for the pony V8 coupe only as the name is very much legendary. The Mustang Mach-E comes in two versions, the standard range has a 75.7 kWh battery pack rear-wheel drive and the extended range has a 98.8 kWh battery pack all-wheel drive system. It comes in five model variants: Select, California Route 1, Premium, First Edition, and GT Performance.
The standard range has a range from 338 km to 370 km whilst the extended range has a range from 402 km to 483 km. This is just the start of many electric cars that Ford is about to bring to the market as it seems like Tesla is about to be a monopoly in this market. It is said that only the Premium and GT Performance will be made available in 2020 while other model variants will arrive early 2021. The Mustang Mach-E certainly looks the part and we hope it will do well in the electric SUV segment.
- Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S
Not so long ago, the new GLE 53 AMG was revealed which produces 429 hp and now the new GLE 63 S AMG has taken off its covers. The exterior styling is not that much distinctive from the GLE 53 AMG as both are equipped with a Panamericana grille and have black AMG wheels. Though, the front bumper of the GLE 63 S AMG is deeper and much more aggressive. Another distinctive styling feature is that the exhaust pipes take a trapezoidal form instead of a circular shape like on the GLE 53 AMG.
This AMG is powered by a 4.0 litre twin-turbocharged V8 with 602 hp (449 kW) and an extra 21 hp (16 kW) from the EQ Boost starter-generator which assists the engine in coasting and recovering energy from braking. The GLE 63 S AMG uses a 9-speed automatic transmission and helps the GLE 63 S to sprint from 0-100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds. It also comes with air suspension as standard and 4Matic+ all-wheel drive system. The GLE 63 S AMG styling is not convincing on pictures but we shall see how it looks in person.
- Aston Martin DBX
British’s finest car manufacturer has made their first SUV model in 106 years and they have not disappointed at all. As we know that Aston Martin competes with car brands such as Bentley, we knew straight away that the new DBX will be a direct competitor for the Bentley Bentayga and the Rolls-Royce Cullinan. The DBX is powered by a 4.0 litre twin-turbocharged V8 supplied by Mercedes-AMG and it produces a hefty 542 hp (404 kW) and 700 Nm of torque.
The car sprints from 0-100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds and has a top speed of 291 km/h. So it is fast and very pretty on the outside but what about the inside? Everything is covered in leather from the door panels to the dashboard with the headliner in Alcantara finish. The infotainment screen has been supplied by Mercedes Benz and features the latest MBUX system with Apple CarPlay as Standard. The boot space is the largest of any Aston Martin models that have ever existed with a capacity of 832 litres. The engine also features a cylinder deactivation system to help save petrol.
- Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 S
The GLE 63 S was not the only Mercedes-AMG model that was revealed at the LA auto show, alongside was the 7-seater GLS 63 S flagship. Both SUVs share quite a lot of features including the 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine. The GLS 63 S AMG extends as a long-wheelbase SUV offered by Mercedes Benz which seats 7 people in comfort, complete with a rear entertainment package for the second-row seat which includes dual touchscreens.
The GLS 63 S AMG produces the same power output as the GLE 63 S AMG, 602 hp (449 kW) and an extra 21 hp (16 kW) from the EQ Boost Starter-generator coupled with a total of 850 Nm of torque. It does 0-100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds and that’s about the same as a BMW M2 Competition pack, it’s really crazy how fast this SUV is. You can add some optional cool features to your GLS 63 S AMG like the Burmester sound system or the heads up display. Treat the exterior of the GLS 63 S to some 23-inch wheels which are ridiculously huge but look cool.
- Audi RS Q8
The flagship Audi SUV has received some RS trickery and has performed some insane laps at the Nurburgring making it the fastest production SUV in the world to go around the Green Hell racetrack. The RS Q8 joins the RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback in the Audi RS SUV line-up and leading the trio to challenge the competition. This SUV utilizes a 4.0 litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine developing 592 hp (441 kW) and 800 Nm of torque. This propels it from 0-100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds and has the same top speed as its brother from Lamborghini, the Urus, which is 305 km/h.
Unlike the other SUV coupes on the market, the sloping roofline of the RS Q8 is not exactly too much and makes it look better than the competition it goes up against. The frameless doors add on style and looks with 22-inch Audi RS sport wheels. The Audi RS sport seats are wrapped in leather and complimented with Alcantara finish and some Audi RS badging. You also get Audi RS styled digital instrument cluster and dual infotainment touchscreens as standard.
- Tesla Cybertruck
When Tesla announced that they are planning on creating their pick-up truck to join the Tesla range, we thought that it is going to be one pick-up truck design we have never seen before and yes it was, sort of. It looks like it was designed by a 4 year old kid as most body panels are flattened and straight. The body is made out of steel alloy which resists scratches, dents, bulletproof to 9mm shells and the strength of it was demonstrated live by hitting the body panel with a sledgehammer.
Right, the body structure is very strong but what about the power unit. Well, the Cybertruck comes in three versions: the first one has a single motor, the second one has dual motors and the third one has triple motors. The highest performing tri-motor all-wheel drive version can do 0-100 km/h in an unbelievable 2.9 seconds, that’s supercar fast for a Pick-up truck. Not only does it impress in the performance department but the towing capacity is said to be 6350 kg. The kilometres of the range is from 402 km to 805 km for the top spec version between charges, while the tech is really impressive.
- BMW M2 CS
Yes, BMW M just decided that the 405 hp BMW M2 Competition pack was not good enough and have slammed the CS badge on the BMW M2. Now the S55 3.0 litre twin-turbocharged 6-cylinder produces 444 hp (327 kW) and 550 Nm of torque which is about the same as the BMW M4 competition pack. But remember that the M2 CS is not large in size and has a small chassis coupled with a sweet 6-speed manual gearbox for the M purists but don’t worry, the M2 CS still comes with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission for you other lots.
The manual gearbox gets the M2 CS from 0-100 km/h in just 4.0 seconds while the dual-clutch transmission will do that just 0.2 seconds off. Only 2 200 units will be made meaning that it will be priced very high but a car that has that much power, has a manual gearbox, small chassis and is rear-wheel drive, petrolheads will forgive the price point. It gets the active M differential and Adaptive M suspension as standard. There are three driving modes to choose from: Comfort, Sport, and Sport+ for a more simplified driving experience. The M2 CS has raised the bar against its competitors in the segment and has not given them any space to catch up.