If you’re a classic car nut, you’ve probably heard of Hagerty; the company is a leader in classic-car insurance and hosts the world’s largest database of classic cars. Each year, the company publishes its Hagerty Hot List, a list that spotlights 10 new vehicles that its valuations experts see as having the best future collectability.
These guys are classic-car experts, so they should know, right? Hagerty’s full list follows (shown in alphabetical order), and each entry includes our comments along with the model’s starting price.
1. Audi TT RS ($ 56,850)
Hagerty points out that the TT RS has global appeal, which should translate into global demand decades down the road. Offering frugal fuel economy and a gorgeous cabin, this Audi is both well-rounded and rare; it’s available in limited quantities here in the U.S.
Hmm — we like the handling offered by the Regal GS but find its acceleration underwhelming. The folks at Hagerty like that it offers a real three-pedal manual transmission, among other things.
3. Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 ($ 54,095)
So the Camaro ZL1 has some things that compromise daily usability, like poor outward visibility and that tiny trunk. But no one can argue with the 580 hp wrought by its massive 6.2-liter V8.
4. Dodge Charger SRT8 ($ 45,795)
The people at Hagerty are impressed by this Charger’s giant dash-mounted touch screen, which presents performance statistics such as available hp and torque. We love the car most for its ability to deliver visceral, affordable performance.
5. Fiat 500 Abarth ($ 22,000)
Ever since news of a US Fiat 500 was announced, enthusiasts have been waiting with bated breath for the Abarth version. This performance-oriented Fiat comes with a 160 horsepower, 1.4-liter turbocharged engine stuffed into the 500 Abarth’s tiny package.
6. Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca Edition ($ 48,100)
With a V8 good for 444 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque, this Mustang is a potent, track-tuned beast. A future collectible? Most definitely.
7. Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 ($ 54,470)
The Grand Cherokee SRT8 does it all; its V8 doles out enough power to keep enthusiasts grinning, and it’s capable of busting trails with the best of them. There’s ample luxury inside the cabin and the ute also comes with a king-sized tow rating.
8. Nissan GT-R Black Edition ($ 95,100)
The GT-R achieved stateside notoriety via its presence in well-known video games long before it was available for purchase on U.S shores. Hagerty expects that this popularity will make it a model that buyers of a certain generation remember and lust for decades into the future.
9. Porsche 911 ($ 79,000)
The folks at Hagerty point out that 911 models have a strong history of eventually appreciating in value. As such, this is the kind of car that represents a solid investment.
10. Volkswagen Golf R ($ 33,990)
With more power than the much-loved GTI, the Golf R stands as the most powerful Golf ever. Power comes courtesy of a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces an impressive 266 hp.
What do you think of these picks? Which models would you add to this list?
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