Ten New Cars That Could Be Worth A Ton Of Money In Ten Years

If you can get your grubby hands on one of these ten cars, hang on to it and be ready to cash in.

10.) Audi R8 V10 Plus


Surely the new Audi R8 will be great , but it has a tough act to follow. The first R8s were a watershed moment for the brand, and they’ll have the distinction of being the last cars sold with a gated manual transmission.

If you can find a V10 Plus with a manual (it exists!), you’ve got a very special car on your hands.

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9.) Chevrolet SS


The SS has been a bit of a tough sell for Chevy, but that just means the few people that want them will be willing to pay that much more for them in the future.

Models equipped with a manual and Magnetic Ride Control are unicorns, and as such they could be quite valuable in the future. Just look at how G8 GXPs are doing now.


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8.) Jaguar F-Type R


Jaguar went mental with the first wave of V8 F-Types. 495 hp for the Roadster, 550 hp for the Coupe and they’d go sideways if you even looked at the throttle.

Jaguar realized it was probably a bad idea to sell a car like this to mere mortals, so they made the V8 models AWD for 2016. That means there’s a limited amount of crazy rear-drive V8 F-Types which will be worth tons of money.


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7.) Nissan GT-R Nismo


We know that the next GT-R will probably be a hybrid , and surely it’ll be great, but that also means people are going to evangelize the non-hybrid R35s.

This Nismo GT-R is the model’s ultimate version, with a Nurburgring lap time within spitting distance of the 918 Spyder . For a GT-R enthusiast, this will be worth all the money in the not-too-distant future.


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6.) Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X


The beloved Evo is being sent to that great junkyard in the sky, and there will be some sort of limited run final edition to send it off.

If you can get your hands on one, especially the final edition, keep it and don’t modify it. Most of these things get thrashed within an inch of their lives. Clean examples will be rarer than hens teeth, and thus extremely valuable, in ten years.


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5.) Alfa Romeo 4C


If Alfa actually makes a comeback to the US, this car should be pretty valuable in ten years. If they don’t, it’ll probably be even more valuable.

Either way, it’s poised to be a watershed car for the brand and they’re probably not going to make too many of them. These things are already listed way above sticker.


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4.) Chevrolet Camaro Z/28


The Z/28 is a brutal car that completely blew our minds . Never before would anyone have associated the Camaro with being a weapon on track, but here we are.

People balked at its $75,000 price tag at first , but considering its prodigious performance and limited production, that number may soon seem like a bargain. Plus, as the Boss 302 Mustang has shown us, the values for track-focused pony cars is very good.


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3.) Porsche Cayman GT4


As with the rest of the industry, Porsche is going the route of smaller, more turbocharged engines in its lineup . Surely, they’ll do a great job with this, but it means the company’s last naturally-aspirated cars will become that much more valuable.

The Cayman GT4, with its N/A flat-six and 6-speed manual will go the way of the 997 GT3RS 4.0. Porsche purists will fork up the cash for these ultimate Caymans .


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2.) Ford GT


The old Ford GT has held it’s value better than pretty much any other car of its time period. The new one looks like pure sex , and is going to be produced in much smaller numbers than it’s older brother .

If ten year old GTs are listed for $200-700k today, I can’t imagine what the new ones will go for in 2025.


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1.) Ferrari 458 Speciale


You’ve probably noticed that a common theme on this list: cars that are the last of something. As the auto industry changes and adapts to the needs of the modern world, we lose things like naturally-aspirated engines, manual transmissions, hydraulic steering, and sometimes entire performance models.

The 458 is one of the greatest cars to ever wear a Ferrari badge, and it’ll be their last naturally aspirated V8 sports car. Its turbocharged replacement, the 488 GTB will undoubtedly be brilliant , but the 458 will be elevated to mythic status.


The version to have is the track-ready 458 Speciale. People are going to spend a ton of money to own what represents the end to an epic era, and is by all accounts, an epic car . If they haven’t already appreciated, buy one.

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