In keeping with tradition, Hagerty Insurance released their annual “Hot List”, where the Hagerty team compiles a list of ten new vehicles that they believe will see value appreciation and collectable status in the future.
To create this list for 2016, Hagerty stayed away from the extremely high-dollar supercars, and instead focused on more attainable, mainstream cars that start under the $100,000 mark. “It comes down to affordability,” said Steve Keyes, spokesperson for Hagerty. “There are a lot of great cars to be had under six figures.”
Unsurprisingly, the cars chosen all fall into the category of performance vehicles. “We looked for cars that speak to an enthusiast at some level,” said Johnathan Klinger, Vice President of Public Relations at Hagerty.
Here are the entries for this year’s Hagerty Hot List.
With its phenomenal fun-to-drive character and stellar reliability, the Miata continues to impress after more than 25 years. This new generation is sharper, faster, and cleaner than the preceding generation, so Hagerty believes enthusiasts will take notice.
Being the first true Ford RS product offered in the United States, the demand is already pent up for the Blue Oval’s hyper-hatch. With all-wheel drive mated to a high-output four-cylinder engine, Hagerty thinks the Focus has the gumption to pick up where the Evo left off.
Still packing a powerful 6.2-liter V-8 under the hood, it is always safe to hedge your bets on the collectability of a car wearing the Camaro or Mustang badge.
BMW answered the prayers of enthusiasts worldwide with the recent reveal of the M2. Fitting into the sweet spot between the already sublime BMW M235i and the M4, the new M2 should prove to be more driver focused and backroads-friendly than the hardcore and sometimes punishing M4. With BMW moving toward front-wheel drive for the compact coupe’s next generation, the M2 will be a must-have for fans of the Roundel.
Picking up where the venerable Boss 302 left off, the hardcore GT350R is a shoo-in for future collectible status with a pack of circuit-ready performance bits that elevate the new Shelby Mustang above even the bonkers Camaro Z/28.
With low production numbers, a carbon-monocoque chassis, a mid-engine configuration, and one of the best badges in the business, this list would be tremendously incomplete without this car.
This is a track-ready, limited production Porsche product, so it might be the least-surprising entry on the list. When you glance at the prices of even regular Porsche models, the GT4’s rise to collectability is practically written in stone.
This entry is an interesting one, as previous-generation Vipers have not claimed as much value appreciation as one might think. However, with the death-knell sounded for the Viper, Detroit’s handmade supercar may turn out to be a blue-chip collectable in the future.
Acting as the entry-level offering to Cadillac’s V lineup, the ATS-V attains collectability with extreme capability and performance, and not just special tinsel trim and chrome wheels.
Don’t expect the Evora 400 to sell in high volume. This small British sports car may have 400 hp and a great badge, but the normal Evora was never popular with buyers. This means not many will be circulating, giving this Lotus a chance at big money in the future.