Four insane hypercars we're really hoping to see in 2019

27 December 2018 - 21:37 By AFP Relaxnews
Aston Martin Valkyrie
Aston Martin Valkyrie
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The Aston Martin Valkyrie and McLaren Speedtail top the list of outrageous hypercars that we're excited to – hopefully – see in 2019.

Aston Martin Valkyrie

News of the Aston Martin Valkyrie (above) has been trickling in since 2017. Most recently, the company revealed the specs of its powerful engine, which is capable of 11,100rpm and a top speed around 400km/h, thanks to the naturally-aspirated 6.5-liter 65-degree V12. Reports claim that the $3.2 million (roughly R46 407 104) hypercar will finally make its debut sometime in 2019, though all 25 production models are already sold out.

McLaren Speedtail
McLaren Speedtail
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McLaren Speedtail

Setting owners back at a whopping $2.4 million (roughly R34 856 760), the Speedtail was designed to replace the now-discontinued McLaren P1, increasing the horsepower to 772Kw from 673kW. Though the car, whose 106 expected models have already been sold out, is scheduled to be delivered in 2020, we can expect to see a show appearance sometime over the upcoming year.

Mercedes-AMG Project One
Mercedes-AMG Project One
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Mercedes-AMG Project One

While the Mercedes-AMG Project One was first unveiled last year at the 2017 International Motor Show in Germany, the 275 model units – each priced at $2.72 million (roughly R39 504 328) – have yet to make it out to their owners. The exact power that the modified 1.6-liter turbocharged 90-degree V6 engine can produce has not been confirmed, but it's said to be substantially over 745kW. The car can potentially reach 200km/h in less than six seconds, and the top speed is allegedly more than 350km/h.

Lamborghini LB48H

Lamborghini has been fairly evasive about the upcoming LB48H hypercar, which several reports claim will "glow in the dark." The model is expected to be powered by a hybrid V12, but that's as much as we know for now. The company stated that it showed the $2.5 (roughly R36 220 125) hybrid hypercar to prospective buyers back in June, though it doesn't appear to have been made available for purchase yet. With the LB48H allegedly having gone into production at the end of this year, it's likely we'll be seeing it on the streets in 2019. When it does go on sale, like all the others on this list, it'll probably sell out pretty quickly – better have your eyes peeled and your hefty wallet ready. 

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