Five luxury cars that will rock 2018 in absolute style
By : | May 16, 2018

Some of the best car brands in the world are in the process of launching beautiful mean machines. Here are some we totally love at LuxuryNext.


Aston Martin


DBS Superleggera, Aston Martin

 This performance-focused supercar is a classic British tourer with exquisite craftsmanship, as visible in its impeccably furnished cabin and great style. It replaces Aston Martin’s classic, Vanquish. The term ‘Superleggera’ is a nod to the original DBS of 1967, and means ‘super-light’ in Italian. According to Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman, “It’s the definitive Aston Martin super-GT. It’s an icon, a statement—and this one will be no different. We’ve pushed the boundaries of performance and design to give this car a distinct character and ensure it is worthy of the heritage and weight that the name carries.” The engine is twin-turbocharged V12 and delivers more than 700bhp torque.


Audi Q3

Audi Q3

The new Q3 will be a much larger SUV compared to its current version. with a much longer wheelbase. Its nearest competitions are BMW X1 and Volvo XC40. In keeping with the current obsession of everything sustainable, Audi will introduce an all-electric version, along with the petrol and diesel ones. From the sporty front grille to the sleek wraparound tailgate and brilliant LED taillights, Audi Q3 exudes both style and substance. Its Premium Plus version will sport full LED headlights, a power tailgate, heated front seats, and aluminum satellite inlays.

Bentley Continental GT

Bentley Continental GT


The car has supremely refined and classy cabin. The new GT has a wide, low body, and ensures speed and presence. A pre-programmed sequence of exterior lighting is complemented by interior mood lighting. You can choose vibrant or muted settings in seven colours. The agile Continental GT is built on an innovative chassis and electrical architecture, and features a new 6.0 litre W12 engine and an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission for smooth, fast, and efficient gear changes.

It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds (0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds) and deliver a phenomenal top speed of 207 mph (333 km/h). The engine has both high-pressure direct injection and port injection, which allows it to switch seamlessly between the two. The Continental GT includes the Bentley Rotating Display, which enables the driver to switch between three different panels: the default 12.3” high resolution touchscreen, an alternative instrument panel, with three handcrafted analogue dials, and a clean, veneer-only face, for an uninterrupted flow of wood.


BMW i8 Roadster

BMW i8 Roadster

The open-top i8 has its own suspension set-up and an uprated petrol-electric hybrid powertrain, which gives the four-wheel-drive 33 miles of all-electric range, as well as a 0-62mph sprint time of 4.6 seconds. The model has a slightly larger battery than before (11.6kWh, up from 7kWh), which gives it a little more all-electric range and horsepower from the electric motor. The i8 Roadster’s convertible roof can be opened or closed in less than 16 seconds, and can be operated at a speed of up to 31 miles per hour, which is convenient if you encounter unexpected weather changes while cruising down the coastline.  The i8 Roadster is a breakthrough design, reflected in the use of new materials technology (CFRP, carbon fiber reinforced plastic). The hole above the taillights is made of molded CFRP, and allows the car reduce eddies in the air, making the body more aerodynamically efficient.


Ferrari Portofino

Ferrari has improved its front-engine, rear-wheel-drive roadster California T, and given it a new name, 10 years after the original. A new 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 (591bhp and 760Nm) engine, a lightweight retractable hard-top, a bigger boot, roomier rear seats and a brand-new chassis with revised suspension makes Portofino an amazingly beautiful machine to drive. Its dual-clutch “F1” gearbox can shift between gears faster than before, and the Portofino takes 3.5 seconds to go from 0-62mph sprint. The beautiful drop-top car references Italy’s beautiful town, Rosso Portofino, for its name. The car’s suspension has been stiffened and its steering system is both quickened and switched over from hydraulic power assistance to electromechanical. The car’s 3.9-litre twin-turbo has an additional 38bhp of peak power. The engine revs to 7500rpm.


Jaguar XE Project 8

The car major is making only 300 XE Project 8, which has set a new lap record for a four-door saloon. Its 592bhp supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine, along with the 4WD system and a host of race-derived parts, like aluminum body panels, a deep front splitter, a huge wing and a rear diffuser, is every car lover’s dream. All cars get a 10.2-inch Touch Pro infotainment set-up with sat-nav and a 4G WiFi hotspot. The XE–based special is the fastest-accelerating Jaguar yet, with a claimed zero-to-60-mph time of 3.3 seconds. The engine is a reworked version of JLR’s familiar supercharged 5.0-liter V-8, and it gets a new lightweight titanium exhaust. The modifications to the body are considerable: widened front and rear wheel arches, an aggressively-styled front fascia, and a giant rear wing. Lightweight materials like carbon fiber have been used for the front and rear bumpers, front fenders, and rear diffuser.

Deepali Nandwani, former Editor in chief, Mediascope - NewBase Content, has spent 25 years in the world of journalism, and keenly tracks the global luxury industry.