December 2019

The Future of Cars I had a great conversation with some of my closest car friends, recently. Like most people I consort with, we are all united by our love for modified cars. In my current circle, that includes a group of friends that own a list of cares that include: a McLaren 650 a 997.2 Porsche Turbo a Ferrari 458 a C7 ZR1 Corvette various R35 GT-Rs a 2018 Jeep TrackHawk and other fun cars as daily drivers. Collectively, this group of seven people has nearly 200 years of automotive tinkering experience. Many of us have owned literally dozens of cars, from analog sports cars of the '60s and '70s to today's latest supercomputer-controlled hypercars. And this is in my little Facebook chat group. Most of us track our cars on road courses. Some are championship winners. This is an educated (and opinionated group). Invariably, our conversations often turn to speculation about what cars from what manufacturers are coming next. Will they be evolutionary or revolutionary? While opinions vary on what's most important on any given manufacturer's spec sheet, we all agree on one point - we are likely in the golden age of supercars that use internal combustion engines as there primary