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Cars we hope to see on the roads in 2018

These are the spiffy rides that may be hitting the streets this year.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

Yes, there’s another contender in the SUV arena. The last launch of a new car for Alfa Romeo was with the 4C back in 2015 and this time, it’s launched its first Quadrifoglio SUV. Already, it has earned the title of being the “fastest SUV” at the iconic Nürburgring circuit with a time of 7 minutes 51.7 seconds. Fitted with a 2.9-litre V6 bi-turbo engine, the car produces 510bhp of power and 600Nm of torque for a top speed of 283km/h. It also comes with the brand’s innovative Q4 all-wheel drive system that promises performance, traction, driving pleasure and safety.

Aston Martin DB11 Volante

If you loved Aston Martin‘s sleek and chic DB11, you’ll love the DB11 Volante even more. The latest evolution of the brand’s 2016 coupe, the convertible is a mark of Aston’s new standards of performance, innovation, engineering and style. The car boasts a 4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine that promises 510bhp. But of course, it is the roof that is the car’s defining feature. The eight-layer fabric hood is made with the latest acoustic and insulation materials to protect against weather and wind noise. It takes 14 seconds to lower and 16 to close, and can be operated remotely from the key.

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BMW M3 CS

Loved the BMW M3 with Competition Package? The BMW M3 CS will excite you further. This four-door sedan delivers 10bhp of power and 50Nm of torque more to reach 460bhp and 600Nm. The car is equipped with a six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology and seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission, as well as a sports exhaust system featuring CS-specific sound tuning and the M logo. Only 1,200 units of this special edition model will be built from March this year. And we hope to see some on this side of the world.

Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster

Go topless with the Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster. The coupe is surely an exhilarating ride but this one combines the driving thrill with a lifestyle factor. Revealed at the IAA in Frankfurt last year, the supercar convertible is fitted with a naturally aspirated V12 that delivers 740bhp. Hardtop removable roof panels are finished in matt black carbon fibre, while the rear window is electrically operated for those who want to hear the car’s powerful roar. First customers will be receiving their purchases from February 2018 onwards so we’ll soon be seeing the Bull in action.

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