2020 is brimming with cool cars of all shapes and sizes

2020 wasn’t the best year mankind got to enjoy, and even with big-name car shows cancelled by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we’ve had quite some interesting cars making their debuts this year. Here’s a list of the coolest 10 of the bunch

Koenigsegg Gemera

2021 Koenigsegg Gemera Exterior
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Why it’s cool?

How about eight cupholders, one hot and one cold for each occupant, in a hypercar that also has family car genes? No? Not impressed? Then how about the genius powertrain that moves the Gemera? The world’s most powerful three-cylinder engine - whose pistons move as fast as an F1 engine - links up with three electric motors to produce 1677 horsepower and 2581 pound-feet of torque courtesy of two turbos producing up to 29 psi of boost. 0-62 mph? 1.9 seconds.

Not so cool is the price tag, estimated at well-north of $1 million.

Read our full review on the Koenigsegg Gemera

Gordon Murray T.50

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Why it’s cool?

Sheesh, where do we start? Its father is none other than Gordon Murray, the brain behind the McLaren F1, which was not just the benchmark for the T.50, but also the supercar to beat. For that reason, the T.50 weighs the same as a Mazda Miata (2174 pounds) but makes 654 horsepower from a naturally-aspirated, four-liter V-12 Cosworth engine that revs all the way up to 12,100 rpm. Oh, and it has a manual six-speed gearbox, the driver sits right in the middle of the cockpit a la McLaren F1, and active aero gimmicks include a rear fan then can vary downforce and reduce drag.

Just like the Gemera, the uncool detail about the T.50 is the $3 million sticker.

Read our full review on the Gordon Murray T.50

Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA/GTAm

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Why it’s cool?

Back in the day, Alfa Romeo and motorsport went together like summer and June. That’s not the case today, but the Giulia GTA and GTAm feature a high-enough dose of cool to send us back, at least mentally, to the days of Manuel Fangio and Sir Stirling Moss.

The A in GTA stands for alleggerita, which means lightened in Italian, while GT is what we all know and love - Gran Turismo. If we are to dig deeper, the driveshaft is all carbon fiber, as are the front and rear fenders together with the front bumper. There’s also better, F1-inspired aero baked into the car, but the piece de resistance has to be the twin-turbo 2.9-liter V-6 engine upgraded to produce 540 horsepower - up from 505 horses. Oh, and the 0-60 mph sprint is now delivered quicker, in 3.6 seconds instead of 3.8.

Read our full review on the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA/GTAm

Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport

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Why it’s cool?

Well, it’s a Bugatti, isn’t it? Other than that, the carmaker calls it the purest Bugatti ever made, which is quite ambitious but well-rooted in a bunch of quirks and features. Obviously, the Pur Sport is the Bugatti you can take to the track, so it’s made for cornering and grip rather than top speed. That’s why it’s got a tweaked engine, gearbox, and chassis to be able to pull that off. For example, the 1500-horsepower, 1180-pound-feet engine now revs to 6900 rpm instead of 6700 rpm, there’s a set of new magnesium wheels shod in Michelin Sport Cup 2R tires, the ‘box has 15-percent shorter ratios, and the 0-62 mph time is 2.3 seconds, while 0-124 mph happens in 5.9 seconds.

Oh, and viewed from the back, the fixed wing and the rear bumper design give away the fact that they were inspired by the X-wing starfighter. Cool enough for you?

Read our full review on the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport

Czinger 21C

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Why it’s cool?

It’s the world’s first 3D-printed hypercar, as in the very chassis is 3D-printed, including the suspension arms, which look nothing like standard ones and instead resemble the organic shapes you see in a tree. What’s more, you sit centrally in the cockpit, with the passenger behind you, Top Gun-style. Then there’s the performance: 0-60 in 1.9 seconds, 268-mph top speed for the road-spec model and the ability to produce 551 pounds of downforce at 155 mph. There’s also a race-spec 21C coming, with 1,742 pound of downforce at 155 mph. Power comes from a 2.9-liter V-8 (twin-turbocharged, of course) and is rated a 950 horses at 10,500 rpm. Oh, yeah, and the engine redlines at 11,000 rpm. Other than that, two 201-horsepower e-motors help the Czinger 21C reach a system power output of 1,233 ponies. Yikes!

Read our full review on the Czinger 21C

Nissan GT-R50

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Why it’s cool?

The $1.2 million GT-R50 is both a joy to watch and something of a sad sight. Allow us to explain. We would have loved it if the new GT-R looked like this. Apparently, that’s not the case and there’s no timeline telling us when the next-gen Godzilla might make an appearance. Now, back to the GT-R50. It’s the work of Nissan and Italdesign, of course, and it’s about as cool as a GT-R R35 can get.

Only 50 are to be assembled, and each one packs a Hellcat-menacing 710 horsepower and 585 pound-feet of torque coming from the good ol’ twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-6 we all know and love. There’s also a plethora of new bits and bobs, mostly inspired from racing, and then there’s the way this car looks.

Read our full review on the Nissan GT-R50

Ford Bronco

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Why it’s cool?

The new Bronco is the most hyped Ford since forever, arguably. It’s also the revival of a massively popular and loved nameplate as well as a potential gem of a cash cow for the Blue Oval. Other than this, the new Bronco showed it has rad off-road abilities, the boxy design is absolutely on point, and the customization possibilities are just insane. The full-size Bronco – as you know, there’s also the smaller Sport model – can be had with a turbo-four (270 horsepower, 310 pound-feet) or with a V-6 (310 horsepower, 400 pound-feet) and there’s already word about a potentially V-8-powered Raptor version inspired by Ford’s know-how acquired by taking part in the famed Baja 1000 off-road race, which in it of itself turns the coolness up to eleven.

Read our full review on the Ford Bronco

Ram 1500 TRX

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Why it’s cool?

Is muscle car-grade power infused into a truck cool? Of course it is. That’s what the 1500 TRX is all about, other than poking at Ford’s F-150 Raptor. And not just any muscle car power, but Hellcat power. The supercharged V-8 found inside the TRX makes 702 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque from a displacement of 6.2 liters and the addition of a supercharger. Everything is hardcore about the TRX, from the flared fenders to the track width to the suspension and ground clearance. Not to mention a launch control system – yes, launch control, in a pickup truck! – and a 4.5 seconds sprint from naught to 60 mph on the way to a top speed of 118 mph.

Read our full review on the Ram 1500 TRX

Fisker Ocean

2022 Fisker Ocean Exterior
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Why it’s cool?

For starters, we dig the name. Other than that, the most powerful version will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds, so there’s that and the fact that it’s going to be priced at under $40,000 with a range estimated at around 250-300 miles. The coolest bit, however, relates to the interior.

Inside, the Ocean is constructed out of recycled goods, used plastics, rubber, fishing nets and even old t-shirts gathered from ocean water and beaches. Eco-friendliness aside, there’s the California mode, which opens all the windows and the roof, allowing you to enjoy the open air like you would in a convertible. Plus, the HUD will be able to show the lyrics of the song you’ll listening, you know, for an impromptu karaoke session on the go.

What’s not so cool, though, has to do with Fisker’s inability to deliver on its promises, so we’re not holding our breath on the Ocean’s arrival, which is due in 2022.

Read our full review on the Fisker Ocean

Lamborghini Sian Roadster

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Why it’s cool?

It’s the first open-top Lamborghini to offer a hybrid powertrain and the first one that you won’t hear during parking and backing up, where it will use solely electricity to get around. Other than that, it mixes a naturally-aspirated 6.5-liter V-12 with a supercapacitor system and its name means ‘lightning’ in the Italian Bolognese dialect. Only 19 Sian Roadsters are to be produced based on the Aventador’s underpinnings and each will crank out 807 horsepower and if the owners wants, he or she can have 3D-printed vents decorate with his/her initials.

Not so cool is the fact that every unit has been accounted for. Not that regular folks could ever afford one.

Read our full review on the Lamborghini Sian Roadster

What is the best car from 2020?

Well, hard choice. It depends on what you want and what sort of traits you cherish in a car. Despite being plagued by the coronavirus, 2020 had a lot of cool cars in store for us and the year isn’t over yet. Some might like the Gemera, and some might appreciate the ingenuity behind Gordon Murray’s T.50.

What is the coolest car from 2020?

Again, it’s quite difficult to name one single ca. For us, though, it would be the Koenigsegg Gemera.

What is the most expensive car of 2020?

That would be Bugatti’s La Voiture Noire ($19 million), but if you want our two cents, there are other cooler cars out there with more affordable price tags.

Tudor Rus
Assistant Content Manager - Automotive Expert - tudor@topspeed.com
Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read More
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