Hagerty has announced its annual list of future classics, the 2014 Hot List. Naturally, these are some of the prettiest, fastest and most entertaining vehicles on sale. There are limits, though. You're not going to see a Ferrari LaFerrari or Rolls-Royce Wraith on this list, because Hagerty only considers vehicles with MSRPs below $100,000. Other requirements are that the vehicles are produced within the 2014 model year, although certain vehicles were considered if they missed out on previous Hot Lists.

"Most new car news focuses on the latest interactive technology, alternative power sources, and the race to increased efficiency," said McKeel Hagerty, the insurance company's president and CEO. "But for a car to be collectible in the future, it has to be cool right off the assembly line. A collectible car has to grab you and not let you go."

Occupying the Number One slot – and just barely, considering the $100K price cap – is the new Jaguar F-Type R, the svelte coupe that debuted at the 2013 LA Auto Show. Also squeaking in is the $92,900 BMW M5 and Chevy's $90,000, drag-ready COPO Camaro.

The rest of the list is slightly more attainable, with the $75,000 Maserati Ghibli S coming in at number four. Alfa Romeo's $54,000 4C, the new $51,000 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and the $43,000 Nissan 370Z Nismo cover the semi-affordable sports cars. Finally, the Dodge Challenger R/T with its new shaker hood, the off-road-ready Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X and the Ford Fiesta ST hot hatch round out the list.

Scroll down for Hagerty's explanation behind each car making the list, and then take a look at our gallery of images of each car.
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HAGERTY ANNOUNCES ITS ANNUAL "HOT LIST" OF FUTURE COLLECTIBLES
The Classic Car Experts Predict the Most Collectible 2014 Model Year Cars

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (January 6, 2014) – With so much attention focused on the record breaking classic car sales and their rapidly increasing values, many enthusiasts often wonder which cars of today will be collectible down the road. Always keeping an eye on the market, the collector car experts at Hagerty released their annual list of vehicles that stand out as likely being collectible within the next 25 years.

In order to be considered for this years "Hagerty Hot List," the vehicle must be produced within the 2014 model year with an MSRP of less than $100,000. Special consideration was given to newly launched versions not appearing on previous Hagerty Hot Lists.

"Most new car news focuses on the latest interactive technology, alternative power sources, and the race to increased efficiency," said McKeel Hagerty, President and CEO of Hagerty. "But for a car to be collectible in the future, it has to be cool right off the assembly line. A collectible car has to grab you and not let you go."

The 2014 Hagerty Hot List (along with base price):

1. Jaguar F-Type R ($99,000) – The British marque makes a triumphant return to the sports car scene with the growling F-Type. Boasting a healthy V8 engine and rear drive platform, the F-Type will surely be a driving enthusiast choice soon enough.

2. BMW M5 Sedan ($92,900) – A performance-oriented sedan with an old school manual transmission is quickly becoming an extinct species. While more drivers shun the thought of using three pedals, we applaud BMW for keeping this option alive in this segment.

3. Chevrolet COPO Camaro ($90,000) – Chevrolet basically guarantees future collectability of the drag- strip ready COPO Camaro by limiting production to 69 units. It is only appropriate that the first production model will be sold at the upcoming Barrett-Jackson auction in Arizona.

4. Maserati Ghibli S ($75,000) – The Ghibli returns for a third time, and this time as a four door. The twin turbochargers feeding the 410 horsepower 3.0 liter V6 ensures the Ghibli is more than just pretty curves.

5. Alfa Romeo 4C ($54,000) – A budget-friendly Italian sports car might sound like an oxymoron, but the 4C is saying all the right words. With a carbon fiber tub leading to a curb weight of just over 2,100 lbs., this sporty two-seater isn't pulling any punches as it aims at the U.S. market.

6. Chevrolet Corvette ($51,000) – The Corvette is the most popularly collected vehicle in the U.S. so GM had no choice but to make the new C7 great. It is a nice mix of Corvette heritage with real world performance figures and technology goodies. Dollar for dollar this is the best performance buy on the market.

7. Nissan 370Z NISMO ($43,000) – The Nissan Z car has amassed a following and the 370Z NISMO is the latest and greatest in this lineage. With Japanese cars now representing a standalone class of collectables in a way that we have not seen in the past, 350 and 370Zs will not be ignored by collectors in years to come.

8. Dodge Challenger Shaker ($36,995) – While the styling of the new Challenger has always harkened back to the glory days of muscle cars, nothing says horsepower wars like a bulging hood scoop. Dodge went back to the roots and added the iconic shaker hood to atop of a healthy HEMI engine and R/T options package. We will take ours in Plum Crazy Pearl.

9. Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X ($35,095) – Vintage SUV's are the fastest growing segment and Jeep leads that pack. While more comfortable than its bare bones workhorse ancestor, the Rubicon X is highly capable for not a lot of money. Many of these now compete at events, which means they will one day command respect at vintage off-road demonstrations.

10. Ford Fiesta ST ($21,400) – Following the enthusiasm surrounding the Focus ST, the little brother Fiesta ST has been pumping the same iron. Youthful buyers attracted to compact cars don't always want to sacrifice performance. The Fiesta looks, sounds and acts the part of a modern day enthusiast's car.

Based in Traverse City, Michigan, Hagerty is the world's leading insurance provider for classic vehicles and host to the largest network of classic car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for classic cars, trucks, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even "automobilia" (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, commercial coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call (800) 922-4050 or visit www.hagerty.com.

Hagerty also provides online Valuation Tools and publishes Hagerty Price Guide, which are the premier price and value guides for post-war collectible automobiles. For more information please visit www.hagerty.com/valuationtools


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      thequebecerinfrance
      • 11 Months Ago
      That Jag is such a looker, the best looking in the last couple of years.
        johnb
        • 11 Months Ago
        @thequebecerinfrance
        gotta agree with you here. The Jag is one of, if not the best looking car in the last couple decades. It just looks correct.
      ferps
      • 11 Months Ago
      The 370Z Nismo, the Ghibli and the M5 don't belong on that list. I would replace them with the CLA45 AMG, the BMW i3, and the Tesla Model S.
        ChaosphereIX
        • 11 Months Ago
        @ferps
        Tesla S was a 2013... And I am not sure the i3 belongs on there...it is neither interesting nor good looking... Now the i8 I would accept...
      KAG
      • 11 Months Ago
      The 4C, we all want one, have they even started selling them?
      Patrick
      • 11 Months Ago
      Anyone want to debate a new list for the past 5 years of cars. I do not have a complete list but I think it should include the M3 (high revving V8 will be missed), Pontiac G8, Saturn Sky, and Ferrari F430 Scuderia.
      Rohit T.
      • 11 Months Ago
      List is rather....meh, but the absence of the other big 3 muscle car( Mustang) is rather upsetting to me. Of course that's just one of the MANY cars they forgot.
      bonehead
      • 11 Months Ago
      The 4C all the way. (Lotus Evora as well for the same reasons) Both will be classics. The current Boxster S will also age very well and be considered a classic.
      Kuro Houou
      • 11 Months Ago
      Fiesta ST?? I am sorry, it might be a good little car, but the interior just kills it imo.
      ChaosphereIX
      • 11 Months Ago
      terrible list.. Ghibli I do agree with, it will be the car that shot Maser into the mainstream competition, much like the now collectible 156 is for Alfa Romeo, or the 190 was for Merc, etc. The Alfa is obvious. It will be collectible for sure. M5...no. Not even close. Especially no for the 370z. Who came up with that? Why? Give me one good reason... CLA45 AMG should be on that list.
        sniperhunter2001
        • 11 Months Ago
        @ChaosphereIX
        This is based on production numbers and rarity. Collectibles are rare. A BMW M5 with a manual transmission is a unicorn. The 370Z's production numbers are very small, which means it's not that common, which means it'll become more desirable years from now. In fact, I believe fewer 370Zs have been made than 300ZXs. You can find production numbers on My370Z.com
      Robbie
      • 11 Months Ago
      Disagree with the M5 and the Ghibli. The E28 M5 has seen a bump in recent years, because of its status as the original M5. All of the subsequent M5s are collectable, but not highly sought after. I see no reason why this one would be any different. Re: the Ghibli....it's an Italian four door....need I say more? Corvettes will always have a collector following, but huge production numbers will keep prices low, even for this admittedly hot model.
        ChaosphereIX
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Robbie
        You are wrong about the Ghibli. The past Ghibli cars have all been collectible, very rare and still expensive. This new one will be the car that launched Maser into the mainstream and bring in some much needed cash and client base. Who cares if it has 4 doors? It will run rings around many, many 2 door coupes and muscle cars out there...The Ghibli will be the car that turned Maser around the corner, that makes it collectible - much like the 156 was for Alfa and the E30 did for BMW.
          jessesrq
          • 11 Months Ago
          @ChaosphereIX
          There are aspects of the Ghibli that fall well short of its competitions today - namely the dated infotainment, lack of features, and cheap-ish interior design - that will not matter in 25+ years. By then everything made today will appear dated, but the Ghibli's Italian styling and Ferrari influenced engines will still stand out.
          Robbie
          • 11 Months Ago
          @ChaosphereIX
          I see your point about the Ghibli, but I don't agree with it. The last Quattroporte, which I thought was a better looking car than both the Ghibli and the current Quattroporte, has one of the lowest resale values in its class. This car might be the one that brings them into the mainstream, but I think the two door models are more likely to be collectable. People want something sporty to take out on the weekends. If they made a roadster to compete with the Boxter/SLK/TT/Z4 I think it would be both a hit and a more likely future classic.
        ChaosphereIX
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Robbie
        I do agree about the Corvette, however. Future classics need to be a) interesting b) rare c) good looking. This Vette will be not rare, it will sell in huge numbers, so thus not a future classic.
      miketim1
      • 11 Months Ago
      Good list but it missing out ALOT of models.
      mbukukanyau
      • 11 Months Ago
      I thought the Toyota Prius and Mitsubishi Mirage would make the list No?
        FutureDoc
        • 11 Months Ago
        @mbukukanyau
        Gen1 Prius... maybe.
          flammablewater
          • 11 Months Ago
          @FutureDoc
          Ew no. Gen 2. It was way nicer to look at, more popular and got everyone talking about hybrids. It's actually a really important, if often mocked, car.
      legacy
      • 11 Months Ago
      Don't agree with COPO as its not street legal and instead put in the Z/28 or 1LE. take out the challenger as it will always be overshadowed by the original and maybe put in the 300C SRT8 core. replace 370Z with Scion FR-S/BRZ. M5 and ghibli shouldnt be there as well, add GT500
        • 11 Months Ago
        @legacy
        [blocked]
        sniperhunter2001
        • 11 Months Ago
        @legacy
        Production numbers of the 370Z say otherwise - Nissan doesn't produce very many 370Zs . And production numbers of a 6MT BMW M5 (which is the car they are describing in the press release) is especially why it does deserve to be there.
        Eggmania
        • 11 Months Ago
        @legacy
        i thought the camaro had awful sight lines already. is it even possible to see with that huge tc/sc whatever on the hood?
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