New cool cars! They come in all shapes and sizes. As ever, some are deemed cooler than others and usually, the coolness factor is decided based on their street cred, looks, engine power, and heritage. We gathered 20 cool cars and trucks currently available for sale in the US. Some are mass-produced machines, other incredibly capable trucks and some are simply insane creations of the supercar world of today. All of them will most definitely be cool in the 2030s as well.
Ford F-150 Raptor
As the best selling vehicle in the US for ages, the most extreme modern version of the Ford F-150 is cool. Heck, more than cool. It’s the epitome of what an American truck is or can be. The latest 2018 Ford F-150 did not receive many changes compared with the 2017 Raptor. It only gained a somewhat changed rear end. That is beside the point here as the car in question actually sports a twin-turbocharged V6 with 450 hp.
Channeling the power to all four wheels suspended on a really advanced off-road suspension, the car manages to do 60 mph in 5.1 seconds. Super fast for a truck of this size. If you need a car for fast stints in the desert, this definitely is the one to pick. Can’t go madder. On the other hand, wide hips (its aluminum body has been widened) and massive size could make it a bit challenging to navigate the city streets.
Chevrolet Colorado ZR2
It is not as big, nor as stylistically impressive as the Ford Raptor, but the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is everything you want from a compact truck. Off-road gear which includes additional suspension upgrades, exterior off-road touches and the possibility of ordering it with the Duramax diesel engine, make the Colorado ZR2 as appealing as it gets.
Two versions available – one with the petrol V6 engine developing quite raspy 308hp and 275 lb-ft of torque and the 2.8-liter turbodiesel I-4 is with 191hp and 369 lb-ft of torque.
The petrol one is faster, but we need to be reasonable, I don’t see anyone taking the Colorado ZR2 on the drag strip. Smashing a massive tow trailer behind? Yes! For that, both versions have 5,000-pound towing capacity.