Top 10 Modern Cars That Will be Future Collectibles

Top 10 Modern Cars That Will be Future Collectibles

The 2016 Hagerty Hot List has arrived, and if you’re looking for the next hot collectible, read on.

The collector car experts at Hagerty has released their list of vehicles that currently stand out as likely collector cars within the next 25 years. To be considered for the list, the vehicle must be produced within the 2016 model year and has an MSRP of less than $100,000.

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“Despite all the negative talk about the future of the car, this is one of the most exciting times to be a car enthusiast,” said McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty. “Manufacturers seem to have found the golden combination of performance, handling, safety and styling. The cars on this list check all of these boxes and will make them desirable for years to come.”

10. 2016 Lotus Evora 400


As the British automaker’s quickest and most powerful series-produced car ever, the 2016 Lotus Evora 400 is light to boot. Starting from $89,900, the Lotus Evora 400 makes a return to the Hagerty Hot List and owners will get to enjoy 400 horsepower and 302 pound-feet of torque, giving it a zero-to-60 time of 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 186 mph.

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9. Cadillac ATS-V


Built to compete with the BMW M3 and M4 as well as the Mercedes-AMG C63, the Cadillac ATS-V is the American automaker’s answer to German engineering. Sporting a 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, the ATS-V packs a serious punch with 464 hp. The engine can be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission or six-speed manual and is proof that Cadillac means serious business with its V-series models.

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8. 2016 Dodge Viper SRT Coupe


The Dodge Viper is on its way out and as one of America’s most iconic sports cars, it’s no surprise it’s being named a collectible. With nearly every sports car turning to forced induction for enhanced performance and fuel economy, the Viper is unique because it still uses a naturally aspirated 8.4-liter V10 engine. It’s going to be a sad day when the Viper ceases to exist, but hopefully the American automaker has something up its sleeves to replace it.

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7. Porsche Cayman GT4


There was little reason not to be excited when the Porsche Cayman GT4 was unveiled, because it borrows components from the 911 GT3 to make it a serious track-capable street car. Not only is it stylish, but the 3.8-liter flat-six engine pumps out 385 hp. More importantly, it has a six-speed manual transmission, making it a purist’s dream. Also keep in mind that classic Porsches typically fare very well in the collector car market and it’s likely the Cayman GT4 will be part of that group in a couple decades.

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6. Alfa Romeo 4C Spider


The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider shows that sports cars don’t have to be packed with complicated technology and fancy bits to be fun-to-drive. The folks at Hagerty “love the pureness and simplicity of the 4C,” and we believe if you ever have the opportunity to climb in the driver’s seat, you’d agree. It is predicated that well-preserved examples of the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider will “dominate the vintage races in the future.”

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5. Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R


The Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 is already badass enough, but the GT350R takes things to an even more extreme level. Doing everything it possibly can to save weight, the GT350R tosses out the rear seats and a ton of other amenities, while carbon fiber wheels are bolted on all four corners to make it one serious track car. Hagerty considers the Shelby GT350R a “shoe-in” for collector car status, especially when you look at the Shelby GT350R from the 1960s and the Mustang Cobra R from 1993.

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4. BMW M2


For a while, enthusiasts had reason to worry that BMW might have lost its touch. The current-generation M3 and M4 are potent sports cars, but they simply don’t scream excitement like previous models. The M2, however, is an entirely different story. One look at that front end and you know it means serious business. With a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine providing 365 hp and 343 lb-ft of torque, this might be legitimately be an ultimate driving machine.

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3. Chevrolet Camaro SS


As long as there are sports cars, the Camaro will be a staple in the collectible market. The latest sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro SS retains a V8 engine pushing out 455 hp, although the standard model can be had with a turbocharged four-cylinder or V6. We can only hope that the Ford Mustang vs. Chevrolet Camaro debate lives on for a few more decades, as each automaker continues to step up their game in order to outdo one another.

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2. Ford Focus RS


The Ford Focus RS will finally come to the U.S. this year, and the wait has been worth it for hot hatch lovers. With 350 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque coupled with a six-speed manual transmission and all-wheel drive, there really isn’t a whole lot to complain about. Best of all, the Ford Focus RS won’t have any real competition, especially now that Mitsubishi has decided to axe the Evolution. We can’t wait to get behind the wheel.

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1. Mazda MX-5 Miata


And at the top of the 2016 Hagerty Hot List is none other than the new Mazda MX-5 Miata. Shorter and more nimble than its predecessor, the new MX-5 Miata has already become a favorite with car enthusiasts that simply can’t say no to a lightweight roadster. Having been on the market for over 25 years, the Miata continues to impress and Hagerty believes it will have a rightful place as a collectible in the years to come.

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