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Best sports cars arriving in 2021

The new-generation BMW M3 and M4 (above) are sure to divide opinion with their exterior styling.

There are three guarantees in life: death, taxes and plenty of new sports cars being released every year, and 2021 will be no different when it comes to the latter.

In fact, some of the models on the way have truly iconic nameplates, so needless to say, you should be on the edge of your seat if you’re in the market for a little bit of fun. Read on.

BMW M3 and M4 - March

In March, the new-generation BMW M3 and M4 made their presence felt, not only in the metal, but also on the open road, where it well and truly counts.

Looks aside, the powered-up sedan and coupe are armed with manual and torque-converter automatic transmissions as well as rear-wheel drive and – eventually – all-wheel drive.



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Subaru BRZ - Fourth quarter

Yep, the WRX isn't getting all of the attention in 2021, as the new-generation Subaru BRZ is set to go on sale in the fourth quarter, but maybe not with the same fanfare.

Either way, the coupe is sticking with natural aspiration and forgoing a mooted move to turbocharging. That said, power and torque are still up, but not by that much.

Subaru BRZ

Subaru BRZ
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Alpine A110S - June

The new Alpine A110S represented the second coming of the reborn French brand when it was released in June, promising genuine driving thrills for buyers.

With a mid-mounted 1.8-litre single-turbo four-cylinder engine developing 215kW and 320Nm in a lightweight coupe that’s truly focused, it commands attention.

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray - Late 2021

For the first time, the Chevrolet Corvette is being built in right-hand drive, and it will sold locally from late 2021, with the new-generation ‘C8’ Stingray grade to kick things off here.

The mid-engined supercar will be the crown jewel in newly established GMSV showrooms, with it powered by a thumping 6.2-litre LT2 naturally aspirated V8 with 369kW/637Nm.

Maserati MC20 - Second half

As far as aspirational flagship models go, the new Maserati MC20 has a very important role to play, especially for a brand that has been in need of fresh metal for years now.

Well, the coupe will come to play when it arrives in the second half of 2021, with its mid-mounted 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 punching out a considerable 463kW and 730Nm of torque.

Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxster - First quarter

Talk about going back to your roots; the Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxster are now available with a 4.0-litre naturally aspirated flat six-cylinder engine, but there's been a problem...

While the coupe and convertible's new variants come standard with a manual, its gearing is too long, so the dual-clutch automatic option that launched in the first quarter of 2021 should fix that.

Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series - Second quarter

Now this is sinister. The new Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series will be released in the second quarter of 2021, but it won’t be looking forward to spending any time on public roads.

Instead, the coupe will be seeking out a racetrack, where it can unleash the full potential of its 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, which uses to a flatplane to dish out a crazy 537kW and 800Nm.

Ford Mustang Mach 1 - June

The new Ford Mustang Mach 1 is in Australia after all, although the latest flagship pony car is limited to just 700 units after entering showrooms in June.

Much like the highly popular Bullitt before, this track-focused Fastback coupe has an upgraded 5.0-litre naturally aspirated V8 petrol engine, punching out 345kW/556Nm.

Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA - Late 2021

Alfa Romeo will take the Giulia Quadrifoglio to the next level in late 2021, when the sports sedan will get two new variants: the wild GTA and wilder GTAm.

Only 18 examples will be up for grabs, but buyers will be rewarded with a 22kW power boost, to 397kW, and a plethora of racing-inspired upgrades. Yep, the Q just got (more) serious.