New cars for 2019: Upcoming sportscars


Audi has made subtle tweaks to its little sportscar for 2019. In addition to the new single-frame grille and enlarged side air-inlets, the updated TT will get more features as standard and slightly more powerful engines.

Coming: Mid 2019
Engines: 2.0P
Price: Rs 68 lakh


Reviving an iconic name, Aston Martin will launch the DBS Superleggera – its fastest, most powerful supercar ever. It shares its underpinnings with the DB11, and is powered by a 725hp, 5.2-litre V12 that’ll take it from 0-100kph in 3.4sec.

Coming: Mid 2019
Engines: 5.2P
Price: Rs 6 crore


The Coupé and Spider versions of the 488 Pista will come to India next year. The Pista is a track-focused, more ferocious version of the 488 GTB Powering both models is Ferrari’s most powerful V8 until date – a 721hp, 3.9-litre, twin-turbo unit.

Coming: Mid 2019
Engines: 3.9P
Price: Rs 5-6 crore


The GT 4-door Coupé follows the SLS Coupé, SLS Roadster, GT Coupé and the GT Roadster as the fifth dedicated Mercedes-AMG model. The basis for the first-ever four-door fastback from AMG is the Mercedes-Benz’s MRA platform. It shares a great percentage of its underpinnings with the E-class.

Inside, the GT 4-door Coupé has a four-seat layout. It will be offered with the choice of two petrol engines from the outset. One is Mercedes’ new 3.0-litre, in-line, six-cylinder unit with a mild-hybrid system seen in the GT53 4Matic+. The other is AMG’s 4.0-litre V8 which, in line with other AMG models, will be available in two separate states of tune in the GT63 4Matic+ (585hp/800Nm) and GT63 S 4Matic+ (639hp/900Nm). The S 4Matic+’s 0-100kph time of 3.2sec and a top speed of 315kph makes it the fastest AMG four-door in production. As standard, the GT 4-door Coupé range will get fully variable four-wheel-drive system, along with a 9-speed automatic gearbox.

Coming: End 2019
Engines: 3.0P, 4.0P
Price: Rs 1.4-1.8 crore


The most powerful production Lamborghini will go on sale in India by the end of 2018. Only 963 examples of the 770hp, 0-100kph-in-2.8s Aventador SVJ will be made, and a handful of units will also find their way to our shores.

Coming: End 2018
Engine: 6.5P
Price: Rs 6 crore


Aiming to fill a gap in the luxury sportscar market between the Mercedes-Benz’s S-class Coupé and Porsche’s 911 is the 8-series. It will com here as a CBU, likely to be offered with a 4.4-litre petrol V8 and a 3.0-litre, six-cylinder diesel motor.

Coming: End 2019
Engines: 4.4P, 3.0D
Price: Rs 1.2-1.4 crore


Completing Ford’s refreshed model line-up in early 2019 will be the Mustang facelift. In addition to a new face, the iconic muscle car will get a more powerful V8, and a 10-speed automatic transmission will replace the existing 6-speed ‘box.

Coming: Early 2019
Engines: 5.0P
Price: Rs 80 lakh