1. Porsche Mission E
*Swoon* Honestly, who doesn't want one of these? This is electric car is exactly the sort of thing you had in your mind as a kid when you imagined what the future would look like. Porsche says that its customers don't just want to drive fast, but to charge their cars fast too, so this is going to have a potential charging time of just 15 minutes, which Porsche says will be good for a range of 311 miles – although that number will come in lower if you're hitting those top speeds. You'll just have to wait until 2019 to get your hands on one…
2. Tesla Model X
This relatively new start-up made all the big, established car manufacturers sit up and take notice with its frankly amazing Model S saloon – the Porsche Mission E is proof of that. Now it's the turn of this Model X to make waves in the SUV market, promising to be just as good on the numbers as its saloon sibling, only with seven seats and some really cool falcon wing rear doors. We'll be honest, we want one just for that.
3. McLaren P1
The price makes this an option for app start-up billionaires and few others, but there's simply no cooler or faster car with a tech slant on the planet than the P1, McLaren's flagship hypercar. With a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharge V8 petrol engine mated to an electric motor, it will see you good to a 903bhp power output – and it's blisteringly quick too. Whether it's Silicon Valley or Shoreditch that you're cruising, there's no car with a bigger tech caché than this. You're only real problem is tracking down one of the 375 in existence, as the limited production line sold out in the blink of a tweet at a starting price of £866k.
4. Honda NSX
If your budget can't quite stretch to a P1, but you're looking for a supercar, then you might want to consider stepping back a bit to this, the next generation NSX. Although it shares a name with the iconic car of the 90s-early 2000s, and also uses a mid-mounted V6 engine, that's where the resemblance stops. This time around that V6 is twin-turbocharge, has an all-new nine-speed dual-clutch auto gearbox and three – yes, three! – electric motors. One assists acceleration, braking and transmission shifts, while the other two each drive a front wheel. Very tech, very awesome. The price? Around £100k. Delivery starts early-2016.
5. Ford GT
This model is coming back with a huge, massive bang in late-2016, and we can't wait to see one on the road. Ford is using it as a technological showcase, cranking out more than 600bhp from just a 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6. However, only 20 examples are making it to the UK, and Ford is being picky about who gets one. So you might have to just grab a copy of Forza Motorsport 6 and be happy with driving one in that.
6. BMW i8
The BMW i8 was T3's Car of the Year for 2014, and for very good reason – it's awesomely good. When BMW dropped this supercar on the world it changed the way people thought about plug-in electric hybrids, and it's even been said that in years to come we may regard this as having saved the supercar. Its looks and performance are stunning in every respect, and it also has incredibly low running costs as its petrol engine is a tiny 1.5-litre 3-cylinder – the same as you'd find in a Mini Cooper. But when that's mated to the 129bhp electric motor, it produces a performance to worry the Audi R8 or Porsche 911. Yet because of its supermini power source, BMW claims it will get 134.5mpg and produce unheard-of-in-the-supercar-sector CO2 emissions of just 49g/km.
7. Toyota Yaris Hybrid
If all of those cars before are a little too hot in the wallet for your liking, then here are a couple of tech powered cars that you should consider when next stepping onto a forecourt for a new motor. The Yaris offers fuel economy of over 76mpg from its 1.5-litre petrol engine, hooked up to a compact electric power unit. If you're mostly driving in cities, then this is certainly worth a look.
8. Renault ZOE
If you're ready to show the world that you've grabbed the future by its horns, then the ZOE is a pretty cool way to go about it. Forget pussyfooting around with a hybrid and jump in with both feet by buying yourself a proper plug-in full electric car. From just over £13k, you could be driving the future right now. It's a commitment: it takes 15 hours to charge from your house electricity supply, and has a range of around 100 miles. But it looks great, drives well and will show off your green credentials. Go grab the new dawn!