My 5 Favorite Cars of 2020
While 2020 has been pretty crummy, there has been plenty of cars that have been a reason to be excited about. Here's my 5 favs in no particular order.
2020 has been a very crazy year. COVID lockdowns have put everyone on edge yet in all the chaos, auto industry has given us plenty of good cars to be excited about. Here is a list of my top 5 cars of 2020 in no particular order.
1.) Ford Mustang Mach 1
2020 Ford Mustang Mach 1
To kick things off, Ford recently unveiled the new Mustang Mach 1. Unlike that awful looking Mach E "Mustang", the new Mach 1 was actually something for Mustang fans and muscle car fans a lot to be excited about. With a starting price of around $52,000, the Mach 1 Mustang is like a "best of" from the current Mustang lineup with parts from the Bullit Mustang, Shelby GT350, and Shelby GT500. This pony has a lot to offer for a semi-reasonable price.
2.) Nissan Z Prototype
Nissan Z Prototype: Nissan Press Photo
This car has been anticipated since 2018, but it wasn't until June 2020 that we got our first teaser of what the Z36 would be like. In the fall Nissan finally unveiled the Z Prototype which is about 98% of what the production car will be according to Nissan. Granted the car hasn't been cleared for production yet, but the Z Prototype showed us that Nissan is still capable of making a proper sports car for an assumed reasonable price and what a mid-range sports car should be. Powerful engine, RWD, and a manual transmission. Sure opinions of the car are split but at the end of the day it is a proper sports car that could start outselling the Supra if Toyota doesn't do anything about it's transmission options in the next year or two.
3.) GMC Hummer EV
GMC Hummer EV: GMC Press Photo
If you know anything about me, you'll know I'm not a fan of EVs in the slightest, but the reveal of the Hummer really piqued my interest mainly because everything about seemed so wrong yet seemed so right. It's still as big, brash, grossly expensive, and obnoxious like the H2, but it's also cool, and no longer a something that you'd see ruined on pimp my ride. It also no longer has a drinking problem that is worse than your crazy alcoholic uncle. It's crazy that you can get up to 350 miles of range, 1,000 hp, and 11,500 lb ft of torque, not to mention it's off road capabilities which are enhanced with a crabwalk feature that allows the Hummer to drive diagonally, this beast is awesome.
4.) New Dodge Challenger & Charger Variants
Dodge Challenger Super Stock and Charger Hellcat Widebody
Dodge has been killing it in the muscle car scene ever since the release of the Challenger and Charger Hellcat models in 2015 and the line is constantly growing. The Challenger and Charger line grew once again in 2020. In 2020 we've been introduced to the new Charger Hellcat Widebody so now you get more aggressive looks to go with your 707 horsepower muscle sedan, and the Challenger line grew once more by adding the Challenger Super Stock that sits in between the Challenger Hellcat Red Eye and Demon with 807 horsepower. Dodge is continuing to add more trims for their muscle cars and I love it.
5.) Polestar 1
Polestar 1: Polestar press photo
This is easily one of if not my absolute favorite car of 2020. This plug-in hybrid is stunning. It makes a whopping 600 horsepower and 737 lb-ft of torque thanks to 2 electric motors, and 2.0L twin-charged 4 cylinder engine. This car just does everything well and can appeal to many enthusiasts across the board. The car looks good, it's interior is nice and comfortable, the performance speaks for itself and because it's a hybrid, it pleases the environmentalists. Also considering everything the car has, the $150k price tag isn't too unreasonable.
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I'm a 21 year old petrolhead from Nashville Tennessee. I currently reside in Peachtree City. I've loved cars all my life (especially Skyline GT-Rs) and they are one of the few things I actually care about besides God and my Family.