May 25, 2020 10:08:30 AM
Predicting a future classic is a dark art. With so many variables to take into account, you’re often best trusting your instincts when trying to choose a car which will be in demand later on in its lifetime.
We’ve picked out several options from the current crop of sports cars which will undoubtedly be popular future classics – and are already making waves in the new car market.
It’s destined to become a future classics, owing to its relatively small production numbers yet great demand. It’s one to watch, that’s for sure.
Given its popularity, it’s likely that this Supra will go on to be a future classic – just like its predecessors have.
And going off how well previous M-cars have done – even the more recent 1M has skyrocketed in value – there’s no reason why the M2 Competition won’t follow suit.
Available in coupe, estate and convertible form, the C63 is a multi-faceted performance car. It’s likely that it’ll be equally adept in years to come.
With the Ford Fiesta ST quite rightly considered the standard-bearer here, that does mean the excellent Suzuki Swift Sport flies under the radar. Its predecessor is a cult hero, and this latest generation will likely go the same way, offering approachable but enjoyable performance without breaking the bank.
So imagine the world’s shock when it pulled the wraps off the LC, arguably the best-looking car on sale today. It’s wide and aggressively styled, but with an elegance befitting a premium brand. And while it’s available with a planet-friendly hybrid, the eco-conscious Japanese brand also saw fit to offer a big V8 for punchy, warbly performance, too.
While it’s not quite on the same level of crazy as the iconic LFA supercar, it will no doubt be remembered for that rare time Lexus lets its hair down. The results are always awesome.
What makes this a potential future classic is the fact that it’s such a one-off. BMW built it to prove that hybrid performance cars can be cool, and now that it has succeeded and electrification is becoming normal, there’s no real need for it. Performance hybrids will simply become part of BMW’s general line-up. Proved perhaps by the news the i8’s successor has been cancelled.
For this reason, and the fact that it’s unlikely a mainstream manufacturer will ever build a car with such wild styling ever again makes this a nailed-on future classic.