Top supercars launching in 2023 – What we know so far
The automobile industry is about to witness the launch of some exciting new supercars in 2023. Major car brands from across the globe are constantly working towards adapting innovative automotive technology into their products. From performance-spec SUVs, to race-oriented coupes, here’s a list of 7 upcoming supercars in 2023:
- Mercedes-Benz AMG ONE
- Koenigsegg Gemera
- Aston Martin Valhalla
- Ferrari Purosangue
- Lamborghini Urus Performante
- Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2023
- Ford Mustang Black Horse
Mercedes-Benz AMG ONE
Mercedes-Benz AMG ONE is a plug-in hybrid supercar. The initial concept was unveiled at the Germany International Motor Show in 2017 peaking the interest of gearheads and motoring journalists. One of the highlight features of the car is its Formula 1 derived powertrain technology.
The production version of this futuristic looking supercar was unveiled in June 2022. Only 275 units of this car will be produced, all of which have already been sold out. The AMG ONE is priced at $2.72 million, making it one of the most expensive performance cars in the world.
AMG ONE power-unit and transmission
Coming to the powertrain, the car features an internal combustion engine and electric motors. Its 1.6 L turbocharged V6 engine taken straight from the Mercedes-AMG F1 car (F1 W06) produces 566 horsepower. This exotic German supercar has a claimed top speed of 219 mph (352 km/h) and a 0-60 mph time of 2.9 seconds. Working along with its combustion engine are four electric motors.
The MGU-K unit (Motor Generator Unit-Kinetic) produces 161 horsepower matted to the crankshaft. Its MGU-H unit (Motor Generator Unit-Head) makes 121 horsepower coupled with its turbocharger and the two electric motors fitted to the front axle make a total 161 horsepower. The combined horsepower generated by the AMG ONE is 1049-hp. It is equipped with a lightweight seven-speed single-clutch automated manual gearbox that manages quick shifts of this high revving engine.
The exterior of the car signifies its Formula 1 adapted technology, which includes roof-mounted air-intake, adjustable slats, active front diffuser, and retractable rear-wing with Drag Reduction System.
AMG ONE interior
The Formula 1 theme is carried towards the interior of the car as well, with a minimalist approach. It has a driver-focused interior with a digital instrument cluster and another infotainment display. The AMG ONE comes with race-bucket seats finished in alcantara, and are positioned similar to F1 cars with a flat driving posture.
Popular owners of the AMG ONE
Seven time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton is said to have bought two AMG ONE cars. Other famous names include Hollywood actor Mark Walberg, California based real-estate mogul and YouTube sensation Manny Khoshbin, and former F1 world champion Nico Rosberg.
“The AMG ONE, is an F1 cars for the streets”
Based in Ängelholm, Sweden, Koenigsegg is known for producing some of the fastest, most exotic supercars in the world. The Gemera is the company’s first four seater two-door performance sedan. It has a sleek and compact design, which makes it extremely unique in the automotive industry.
Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2020, spectators didn’t get to witness the Gemera in all its glory, with the cancellation of the live showcasing. The car was unveiled on a live stream to the world, with exclusive physical access to a few leading motoring magazines journalists.
Gemera engine and transmission
Koenigsegg is a brand recognized for its ingenious automotive innovations. The Gemera carries one of the most unique engine configurations ever seen in a supercar. It has a hybrid setup, with a compact 2-liter twin-turbo combustion engine with no-camshafts. This unit weighs a mere 70 kgs only, and can produce a whopping 600 horsepower. Koenigsegg calls the Gemera engine a TFG unit which stands for Tiny Friendly Giant.
It has three electric motors; one motor powering each rear wheel and one mounted on the crankshaft. The combined power output produced by all electric motors is 1100 horsepower. Bring the maximum horsepower to a staggering 1700-hp. The transmission on the Gemera was also developed in-house, it is a single-speed Koenigsegg Direct Drive system. This particular gearbox enables the Gemera to accelerate from a standstill to 400 km/h in a single gear.
The top speed of the Gemera is 248 mph (400 km/h) and can sprint from zero to 60 mph in a mind boggling time of 1.9 seconds. On paper the Koenigsegg Gemera is the fastest production four-seater, however official tests are yet to be conducted to make the final verdict.
Exterior and interior details of Koenigsegg Gemera
The Gemera has an unobstructed exterior design flow, with a long curving windshield. The overall design of the car is based on a GT styling with a long front hood and shorter rear-end. It has two long doors that open up to a spacious 4-seat interior. The doors on the Gemera also feature a patented technology by the company, known as Koenigsegg Automated Twisted Synchro-Helix Actuation Doors.
“I think Koenigsegg is Swedish for: Oh no my head just exploded.” – Jeremy Clarkson
Coming to the interior, the Gemera features four dedicated bucket seats with superior upholstery. It also comes with eight heating and cooling cup holders, steering mounted digital instrument cluster, a center infotainment display on the front, one for the rear side. The trunk capacity on the Gemera is 200 liters, which is remarkable for a car that produces over 1000 horsepower.
Future cars produced by Koenigsegg are set to be all-electric powered units. The company’s aim is to build a sustainable production process and reliable, eco-friendly performance cars. Koenigsegg Gemera is a car that showcases Koenigsegg’s potential and vision for their future.
Aston Martin Valhalla
One of the most awaited upcoming supercars, Aston Martin Valhalla is a limited series supercar. The company aims to produce 1000 units of the Valhalla priced at $1.8 million. It was first announced at the Geneva Motor Show in 2019 and was codenamed the AM-RB 003. The supercar is also known to adapt technology from Formula 1 cars, which enhances its handling and performance.
Engine and transmission of the Valhalla
Aston Martin has adapted hybrid technology in most of its upcoming cars. The Valhalla features a 4.0 L Mercedes-AMG twin-turbo V8 engine and with two electric motors. It produces a combined horsepower of 937 hp, with power distribution of 740 hp coming from the combustion unit and 210 hp from the electric motors.
The Valhalla is equipped with a brand new 8-speed dual-clutch transmission, which is a first for the brand. It has an electronically controlled limited slip differential that delivers power to the rear wheels. The supercar can reach a top speed of 217 mph (349 km/h) with a zero to 60 mph speed time of 2.5 seconds. It comes with F1 style pushrod suspension on the front with inboard mounted dampers and springs.
Exterior features of Aston Martin Valhalla
Aston Martin Valhalla has sleek body panels with an extensive use of carbon fiber. These elements result in reduced weight and improved aerodynamics. Moreover, the aero package on the car is said to create a downforce of 600 kgs at a speed of 149 mph (241 km/h). The Valhalla features top mounted dual exhausts which reduces congestion below the car allowing more room for massive rear diffusers.
The interior of this exotic car is as minimalistic as it gets. Most of the controls are placed on the steering wheel replicating that of an F1 car. It has a single digital cluster and center gear selector. The seats are made out of carbon fiber with alcantara across the cabin.
Amongst the 7 upcoming supercars in 2023, the Purosangue is one that most awaited car enthusiasts have been excited for. It is the first performance super-utility vehicle, SUV, produced by Ferrari. The Purosangue was launched in September 2022. Initial renders of the cars were shared on the internet in early 2020.
When companies like Bentley, Rolls Royce and Ferrari’s arch rival Lamborghini launched their own SUVs, it was high time for Ferrari to bring their own.
Engine and powertrain specifications of Ferrari Purosangue
The Purosangue is equipped with a high-revving naturally aspirated 6.5 L V12 engine. It makes 725 horsepower at 716 Nm of torque. The SUV can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and has a claimed top speed of 193 mph (310 km/h).
It carries forward a similar four-wheel drive system that was in the GTC4Lusso, but an advanced version of it. The powertrain is managed by an electronic torque-vectoring differential.
Interior and exterior details of the Purosangue
Ferrari Purosangue looks like a GTC4Lusso on steroids. With slender headlights, a sharp low bonnet and short GT style rear-end, the Purosangue certainly delivers a sporty outlook. On the interior of the car, the art continues. Ferrari Purosangue has four doors, with the rear door opening just like a Rolls Royce.
It comes as a four-seater with a ton of luxury features. The cabin is crafted with the finest leather, metals and carbon fiber trims. It features a digital cluster and a dedicated display, on the passenger side which controls all the infotainment options.
The Ferrari Purosangue cars will roll out of the factory in early 2023 and are expected to be priced around $400,000.
Lamborghini Urus Performante
Lamborghini Urus Performante, is the most powerful SUV produced by the company. Its cosmetic and mechanical upgrades have led to an improvement in its performance. The Urus Performante was launched in August 2022, and is expected to hit the market in the mid of 2023.
Engine and powertrain of the Urus Performante
Powered by a twin-turbocharged V8 engine, the Urus Performante makes 657 horsepower at 850 Nm of torque. The SUV has a top speed of 190 mph (306 km/h) with a 0-60 mph time of 3.3 seconds.
The powertrain is an all-wheel-drive system with Lamborghini’s latest differential setup that delivers improved torque distribution. It comes equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The Urus Performante features a new driving mode, known as Rally for improved performance on rough terrain. For improved road grip, Lamborghini has gone ahead and installed Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires.
Interior and exterior features of Lamborghini Urus Performante
The Urus Performante, comes with alcantara seats with Lamborghini’s famous diamond stitch patterns. When it comes to customizability, the personalization options are plenty. Customers can choose from a wide selection of color options and combinations. The fit and finish on the interior has also been improved in comparison to its previous models.
“The Urus Performante is the most powerful SUV, set to be the fastest in the world”
On the exterior of the car, you will observe the addition of new carbon fiber components. The front splitters are much larger and have aerodynamically designed carbon flaps. Its hood now also carries a large carbon fiber panel with two air-intakes.
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2023
Chevrolet Corvette has come a long way since its introduction in 1953. Its brand new iteration, the Z06 2023 has been significantly improved over its outgoing model. The production of this American supercar began in 2022 with the first deliveries rolling out in early 2023.
Engine and specifications of the Z06 2023
The Z06 is a track-focused version of the Corvette. It has a naturally aspirated V8 engine that revs up to 8,500 rpm. It makes 670 horsepower, with power delivered to its rear-wheels. The top speed of the Z06 is 195 mph (313 km/h). It can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just about 2.6 seconds. The transmission on the car is an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Interior of the Corvette Z06 2023
Its interior has been designed in such a way, where all the controls and infotainment is tilted towards the driver. The square shaped steering wheel and climate control options are unconventional for Corvette’s yet fit in really well.
The seats are well-bolstered to provide comfort while driving during high speeds. Other features on the supercar include, an 8.0-inch display, Bose stereo audio system, and an additional Performance Data Recorder.
Ford Mustang Black Horse
The iconic Mustang is going into its 58th year, with its latest version, the Mustang Black Horse. Expected to arrive at the end of 2023, the Black Horse is by far the most powerful Mustang produced by Ford. What was once considered as a muscle car, the Ford Mustang has gradually transitioned into a supercar with its performance and handling capabilities.
Engine and performance of the Black Horse Mustang
Ford claims that the Mustang Black Horse is powered by the company’s most powerful naturally aspirated V8 engine. It is said to make a total of 500 horsepower and an estimated top speed of 155 – 160 mph. You can opt for the Black Horse in a six speed manual or a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Interior of the Black Horse
The interior of the Black Horse Mustang has also substantially been improved over its previous models. Materials used in the cabin are far more refined, with better fit and finish. It comes with a single panel 13.2-inch screen, that covers all your gauge cluster functions and infotainment. The seats on the Black Horse Mustang are also bolstered very well.
Highlights of the 7 upcoming supercars in 2023
Key highlights of the top future cars by Mercedes-Benz, Koenigsegg, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Chevrolet and Ford, that you must know in 2022.
|7 Upcoming Supercars in 2023||Performance Figures and Specification|
|Horsepower||Top Speed||0-60 mph Time||Transmission|
|Mercedes-Benz AMG ONE||1049 HP||219 MPH||2.9 Seconds||Seven-speed single-clutch automated manual gearbox|
|Koenigsegg Gemera||1700 HP||248 MPH||1.9 Seconds||Single-speed Koenigsegg Direct Drive system|
|Aston Martin Valhalla||740 HP||217 MPH||2.5 Seconds||8-speed dual clutch transmission|
|Ferrari Purosangue||725 HP||198 MPH||3.3 Seconds||8-speed Magna 8DCL900 dual|
|Lamborghini Urus Performante||657 HP||190 MPH||3.3 Seconds||8-speed automatic transmission|
|Chevrolet Corvette Z06||670 HP||195 MPH||2.6 Seconds||8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission|
|Ford Mustang Black Horse||500 HP||155 – 160 MPH||–||Tremec six-speed manual or 10-speed automatic|
Future cars that you now know about
Now that we have listed out the top 7 most popular supercars set to launch in 2023. You can now decide which ones you would like to add to your collection or rent out for a drive. These cars bring in new technology, most commonly the adaptation of using hybrid technology. With growing concern towards the environment and tightening of emission norms, it’s time for brands to refocus their intentions and develop reliable supercars.
Models like the AMG ONE, Valhalla, and Gemera represent future cars and what we can expect from other renowned car brands from around the world. What’s more interesting is how these automakers continue to produce higher power outputs by integrating combustion and electric technology. Stay tuned for more exciting supercars to come in 2023.