In the last few years, the automotive industry has moved forward by leaps and bounds. With the ongoing innovations in electric car technology, driverless car technology, and the ever-increasing speed and performance numbers churned out by nearly every automaker, cars are becoming more powerful and high-tech than ever before.
But that does not mean that there is no room for improvement. The future of cars looks very bright and very wild. In our lifetimes, we will likely see cars that can break 300 miles per hour on the road; we will likely see cars that can run on solar power; we will likely see cars that can fly. Every single year, we get closer to reaching these milestones that were once reserved for science fiction novels and imaginative dreams.
While some of these innovations remain somewhat far off, others are already real, immediate possibilities. The technology is in place for several insane, unprecedented cars to hit the market in the next few years, and we don’t know about you, but we are very excited to watch our dreams become reality.
With that said, here are 5 cars of the (not-so-far-off) future that we are incredibly excited about.
#5: 2016 Dodge Viper ACR
We’ll start with one car that is already a sure thing, and will be hitting dealerships near you later this very year. While the new Dodge Viper ACR is not electric and cannot fly, you’ll basically feel like you’re flying with this street-legal race car that puts out some of the most impressive numbers of any vehicle in recent memory.
We’ve already written at length about the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR here, but it definitely deserves further praise as a car that gets us downright giddy with excitement. With unprecedented aerodynamic performance, incredible grip and downforce, and 600 lb-ft of torque, the 2016 Viper ACR is more like something you’d find at a Formula One race than on American highways.
The Viper is also incredibly customizable, letting its very rich drivers (the car’s MSRP is North of $117,000) trick out their speed demon in as many ways as they’d like. What does that mean, exactly? Well, the ACR features an optional Extreme Aero package, which allows a driver to make the car extra insane. This package comes with a removable front splitter extension, an adjustable dual-element rear wing, four dive planes, six removable diffuser strakes, removable brake ducts, and hood louvers that can be popped out to decrease air pressure in the wheel wells.
The 2016 Dodge Viper ACR looks to be proof that American-made autos are still capable of crushing the roads as well as European cars, and for that, we are very excited to see it out on the highway.