New sports launched in 2022


The time is undoubtedly electrification, the market is largely dominated by SUVs, and France is bordering on absurd CO2 penalties. So many grim facts that it sometimes upsets sports fans, who find it increasingly difficult to find suitable shoes without ever leaving their very old second-hand box. But there are still some reasons to hope, and 2022 will still see the birth of the share of “real” sports cars..

Coupes and Convertibles

Ferrari 296 GTB

Ferrari 296 GTB.
Ferrari 296 GTB.© Ferrari

There aren’t many unknowns to discover in sports coupes next year. But we’ll still see the new Ferrari 296 GTB hit the road. It was introduced digitally last summer, First hybrid V6 berlinetta in Prancing Horse history (830 cumulative hp) He hasn’t invited us to drive yet. We look forward to seeing the miracles the Maranello mages have accomplished to keep these descendants of the F8 Tributo so tough on the road.

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS.
Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS.© Porsche

Less powerful and necessarily less efficient, the new 718 Cayman GT4 RS, on the other hand, promises a mechanical feel that Ferrari cannot deliver. Because at the heart of the Porsche coupe is a still atmospheric circle 6. 4 liter 500 hp that must be abused before it gets electrified for real. We look forward to the first handles!

Reshaped Alpine A110

Alpine A110 S 2022.
Alpine A110 S 2022.© Alpine

Even less powerful than the models mentioned above, the Alpine A110 will qualify for some mechanical improvements in 2022. Not enough to make it as efficient as a Ferrari or Porsche, but Dieppe berlinetta is so fun at the wheel it doesn’t need anything else. A handful of additional horsepower infused into the 4-cylinder 1.8 turbo (300 hp) will only grace a picture tainted by a largely perfectible surface finish.

Mercedes’ new SL

Mercedes SL2022.
Mercedes SL2022.©Mercedes

The new SL may be a very bourgeois 4-seater convertible, but in terms of chassis it remains a first for the Mercedes sports department. That’s why AMG engineers named the venerable SL Adding a 4.0 biturbo V8 with 585 hp and 800 (!) Nm of torque, a high-performance GT. The German fully deserves its place here, although it is almost 2 tons.

Toyota GR86

Toyota GR86.
Toyota GR86.©Toyota

Simpler and cheaper, the Toyota GR86 will delight old-fashioned driving enthusiasts. As with the diabolical GR Yaris, whose performance was only matched by driving pleasure, the GT86’s successor was not guaranteed to arrive in Europe. So let’s give thanks to the Japanese giant, which has once again reaped the fruits of its efforts to electrify its production for more than 20 years. We had the opportunity to preview this GR86 and the atmospheric 234hp flat-4 2.4. And believe us, it’s worth it!

Facelift Ford Fiesta ST

The restyled Ford Fiesta ST.
The restyled Ford Fiesta ST.©Ford

Finally, we must not forget about the “small” restyled Ford Fiesta. At the height of her mid-career, the townsfolk offered herself a little makeover, but It did not give up the imposing ST version with its bluffing efficiency and very enjoyable 3-cylinder..

Station wagons and SUVs

Audi RS3

Audi RS3 2022.
Audi RS3 2022.©Audi

The Audi RS3 is not the first of its kind, but the tailgate in the 5-seater and Sportback version are all assets in everyday life. Of course, the fact that the 5-cylinder really has free time to express itself is beyond the wait. Now developing 400 hp, this 2.5 turbo is now an exception in current car production. Singer can seldom be the engine, and reinvigorating a chassis more agile than before, deserving the winding road on its own.

Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo

Porsche Taycan Sport Tuismo.
Porsche Taycan Sport Tuismo.© Porsche

The Taycan is the Sport Turismo and while its electric and break silhouette is more like a wagon, it remains a Porsche and, as we’ve seen for ourselves, should have no problem making it onto this list of sports cars for 2022. Its performance as well as its agility is mind-blowing. If the bank account is in good standing and a charging station is installed in the garage, enjoy it without restraint.

Ferrari Purosangue SUV

The Ferrari Purosangue of the future.
The Ferrari Purosangue of the future.© Automobile Magazine

Like the Sport Turismo, the Purosangue, which we do not know yet, does not have a sports car profile. But the first Ferrari SUV in history can be listed anywhere else than here. From him, there is everything waiting to be discovered, and an appointment is made for the second half of 2022.