We would love to drive new cars in 2023
We would love to drive new cars in 2023
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The automotive world started to look a little more normal this year, as recurring auto shows and smaller automaker-run events converged to strip the covers off of the new cars coming for 2023 (and beyond). With the cars we’ve seen in photos and on static display stands this year becoming the ones we’ll actually drive next year, our editors sat down to think about which tests we’re most looking forward to. We didn’t make this list last year (we honestly don’t remember why), but back then, in the closing days of 2021, we put together a list of cars and SUVs that turned out to be just as good, or at least intriguing, as we had hoped. There were names like Bronco, Defender, BRZ, Mach-E and Wagoneer. We hopped a bit on the Nissan Z (which came out this year), and I personally picked the Rivian R1S, which I’m still waiting for. As you’ll see, it seems I didn’t learn my lesson about choosing Unobtanium for this list. – Editor-in-Chief James Riswick
Senior Editor, Green, John Beltz Snyder: I saw an early show car version of the Celestiq early in the pandemic and it was stunning. Then I drove the Lyriq and saw what a good EV Cadillac could do for a fraction of the price. Imagine what it can do with a $300,000 car. My only fear is that with such a rare vehicle I might not really get the chance to drive it. Fingers crossed.
2023 Porsche 911 Dakar
Editor-in-Chief James Riswick: This is another potentially bittersweet decision because I’m pretty sure I have very little chance of ever driving a 911 Dakar. Neither will my colleagues below. With only 1,500 slated to be built, period, and the press launch will only include a handful of lucky journalists, we’ll live by freelance journalist and former Autoblog editor Steven J.’s report here on Autoblog as vicariously as you Ewing. He is a nice guy. But he’s also an idiot because he gets to drive this car in Morocco or anywhere else instead of me. Yes, I am bitter. I’m going to edit this story really hard. Better not to put a semicolon in the wrong place. Anyway, the 911 Dakar I can’t drive. It’s bloody amazing what should turn an absolutely ridiculous, cynical, money-hungry exercise from “off-road 911, giggle, giggle” into what looks like one of the most insane and fun cars on the road. Or from it. The fact that Porsche only builds 1,500 seems pure madness. Still, I like to think of myself as an optimist, so I hope I’m wrong and get to drive a Dakar.
Associate Editor Byron Hurd: Well, Riswick beat me on my first pick, and for pretty much the same reasons. The best part of this gig is precious moments of seat time in cars that are inevitably sold in limited numbers and locked away instead of driven. I missed the demon; I would hate to say the same about this one.
2024 Ford Mustang
Associate Editor Byron Hurd: I owned a 2015 Mustang GT for a few years and absolutely loved it. It was the first example of Ford’s legendary pony car that really appealed to me as a driver, let alone the first one I was comfortable sitting in; It took way too long to get a telescoping steering column in this car. I have high hopes for relatively affordable sporty cars that remain on the market, and the ’24 Mustang also has a good reputation to uphold. This may be the last internal combustion Mustang we’ll ever see, so let’s hope Ford gets it right.
2024 Volkswagen ID. to hum
Senior Editor, Consumer, Jeremy Korzeniewski: It’s possible I’m ahead of myself here by choosing Volkswagen’s upcoming electric van as my pick. VeeDub says customer shipments in the US won’t start until the first half of 2024, but that doesn’t mean I won’t have a chance to ride the thing in calendar year 23. Hell, some of my colleagues have already been behind the wheel, albeit in European models. Anyway, I’m super stoked by this one. Some of my fondest memories with my wife and puppies have occurred on long road/camping trips in my own vintage VW van. I assume that if a suitably equipped Buzz found its way into my life, we would make many new memories. Being able to keep up with traffic doesn’t sound bad either, and a charge stop every 250 miles or so just sounds fine and dandy to me while enjoying a leisurely vacation with my family. The journey is part of the fun!
2024 Acura Integra Type S
Road Test Editor Zac Palmer: The new Honda Civic Type R may have stolen the show this year, but next year the Acura Integra Type S will take center stage. In every way it looks like the Type S will be a luxurious Civic Type R. That means it has the most power, but adds day-to-day driving niceties like heated seats, a heated steering wheel and most likely numerous other features not available in the more basic Type R. Log in!
With an Integra already in the garage – a 2001 Integra GS-R – I am already personally interested in reviving the Integra name. I used to love driving the A-Sped earlier this year, but it wasn’t the hardcore hot hatch I wanted in the driveway. Hopefully that’s Type S, because if it is, my check book might open up. The launch is slated for summer 2023, and my expectations are high, so let’s hope Acura gets it right.
2024 Chevy Corvette E-Ray
News Editor Joel Stocksdale: The regular C8 Corvette is one of my absolute favorite cars I’ve ever driven. And although I also want to drive the new Z06 next year, I’m actually much more excited about the E-Ray. I’m really intrigued by how the hybrid components are implemented and I think they could make a car I already adore even better. More efficiency and traction but still that sweet V8 and mid-engine chassis? I think I could only like it more if it was a plug-in and had an EV range. At least I assume so. Chevy, please lend me the keys for a week next year!