For most of us, supercars were the thing that got us hooked on cars at the early age. The image of super low and wedge-shaped sports cars with big spoilers and bright red paint is something you can`t forget. The first time that you saw one person and heard the roar of its engine was simply something that built a passion for cars that will last a lifetime. Unfortunately, most of us will never be able to afford one of this road-going beasts but still, just knowing about it and seeing it in action makes us happy. That is why supercars are very popular, although impractical and expensive as they might be. They are not adored just by wealthy customers but by millions and millions of fans worldwide. In recent years, manufacturers really competed with each other who will introduce the fastest and more advanced machine and this resulted in numerous fantastic cars being introduced each year.
On the other hand, supercars are interesting not just for their exclusivity, performance, and looks but for their technology as well. High levels of power and speed call for advanced mechanical solutions and components so supercars of today hide the technology for the cars of tomorrow. You can really see the direction in which the whole car industry is moving just by analyzing the supercars which are hiding ingenious solutions and systems underneath those sexy body panels. So, now that we explained why supercars matter, let`s see which 15 of those vehicles for 2017 model year are the most anticipated and interesting.
- Bugatti Chiron
The Bugatti Veyron made history as the most powerful, quickest, fastest and most expensive road car when it was introduced. Ten years later, we have a new Chiron which will once again claim the same. Just look at the stats of this hypercar beast. 8.0-litre W16 engine with four turbochargers, 1500 hp and 1600 Nm of torque, 0 to 60 mph in under 2.5 seconds and a top speed of over 420 km/h (261 mph). You might think that these are specifications of an airplane, not a car and you are right, Chiron is just too fast for ordinary roads. If you want one, better hurry up and bring 2,7 million dollars.
- Lamborghini Centenario
Conceived as a special tribute to the company`s founder Ferruccio Lamborghini, the Centenario is a top of the line model which features the best that this legendary make has to offer. It is built using Aventador as a basis, but almost everything else is different. The engine is V12 with 770 hp and performance is just as fascinating with 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds. Since this is a special model, available only in 2017, just 40 examples will be built, 20 coupes and 20 convertibles. The rumor is that the whole Centenario production has been sold out already.
- Aston Martin DB11
Aston has returned as the king of the Gran Turismo class with the gorgeous new DB11 which features a new engine, new platform, and numerous other upgrades. The 5.2 V12 with turbochargers is responsible for 600 hp and 0 to 60 mph time of just 3.8 seconds. Although not as fast as some other supercars, DB11 is more of a luxury cruiser than an all-out racing car for the street. Lucky owners of this automotive jewel will enjoy one of the most stylish interiors in its class, clever aerodynamics package, and unmatched elegance.
- Koenigsegg Regera
In recent years, Swedish company Koenigsegg established itself as one of the top players in supercar class. Their combination of advanced technology and brutal speeds has earned them a lot of admirers and customers all over the world. The latest model is the Regera, a hybrid supercar which features a 5.0-liter turbo V8 and three electric motors. The combined output is astronomical 1,825 hp and the acceleration figure of 2.7 seconds with a top speed of over 410 km/h (250 mph) are equally amazing numbers. The price for this work of art is close to 2 million dollars and only 80 examples will be made.
- Pagani Huayra BC
You may think that Huayra is not a new model and you are right, as this car was introduced in 2012. However, Horacio Pagani, the man behind the company just introduced a BC version which is even more powerful and upgraded. It features the same 6.0-liter V12 engine but with 800 hp and better performance. The main trick is less weight and Pagani`s team managed to shed whopping 132 kg from the stock Huayra, making the BC version much faster and agile. The first 20 examples have been sold out at the price of 2.5 million dollars, but the roadster version is rumored to be released soon.
- Ford GT
One of the best supercars currently available is the new 2017 Ford GT. It is the perfect blend of classic GT40 styling and legend with new technologies and unbelievable performance. It has a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 with 647 hp and although not as powerful as some competitors, Ford GT has equally good performance thanks to low weight and racing technology made for street use. The 2017 production has already been sold out but you can buy the 2018 model.
- McLaren 720 S
We were still amazed by the power and driving dynamics of the McLaren 650 S and McLaren surprised the automotive world with the introduction of its latest model, the 720 S. Compared to other hypercars, this is a relatively cheap purchase at only 350,000 dollars, but you will get the same level of performance. The 0 to 60 mph time is achievable in only 2.9 seconds with a top speed of over 341 km/h (212 mph). The power comes from a highly tuned 3.9-liter twin turbo V8 engine which produces 720 hp, hence the name of this model.
- Porsche 911 GT3 RS
One of the best driver’s cars available, GT3 RS is a true example of Porsche`s technical excellence. This is the ultimate version of the already epic 911 platform, equipped with a 4.0-liter flat six engine producing 500 hp and sending it to rear wheels through the famous PDK gearbox. Not to mention four wheel steering, lightweight panels, racing suspension and precise steering. With the acceleration times of just over 3 seconds to 60 mph, this 911 enters the supercar territory and it is one of the best track weapons you can buy.
- Chevrolet Corvette Zora
We had to include this car on our list since it is one of the most anticipated supercars of 2017. After decades of front engine rear wheel drive configuration, Chevrolet will introduce a mid-engined Corvette with supercar performance and looks. The only thing we know so far is that the base Corvette Zora will have more than 600 hp and crazy acceleration numbers. The prices will be around 100.000 dollars and the main competitors will be the McLaren 720S, Ford GT, and Ferrari 488 GTB.
- Ferrari 812 Superfast
You might think that calling a car Superfast is a little bit pretentious but in the case of the new Ferrari 812, the name is pretty accurate. This ultimate version of the F12 platform features an upgraded engine with 800 hp and amazing performance figures. The 0 to 60 mph time is around 2.9 seconds and the red beast can top 200 mph easily. The design is fantastic and innovative aerodynamics package makes airflow around the car helping it achieve better downforce and stability at high speeds.
- Hennessey Venom GT
A bit in the shadows of more popular machinery, Hennessey Venom GT is something that every supercar enthusiast must know about. It is not a new model but it has been upgraded for 2017 and still holds the world record as the fastest 0 to 300 km/h (186 mph) accelerator. In contrast to other supercars which combine performance with luxury, Venom GT is strictly business and its driver is basically sitting on an engine with no unnecessary creature comforts around him. Power is provided by twin turbo V8.
- Mercedes AMG GT-R
Even though AMG GT has been on the market for a couple of years, 2017 saw the introduction of its final performance version called simply “R”. It features the same technical layout as the regular GT, but the 4.0-liter twin turbo V8 has been upgraded to 577 hp and all performance figures are now improved. This means that AMG GT-R can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and can top 320 km/h (196 mph) easily.
- Audi R8 V10 Plus
One of the best all-around supercars available at the moment is the Audi R8 V10 Plus. Perfect engineering, great power, brutal performance and Audi`s signature quality make this car a perfect choice for anybody that wants a fast supercar that is still usable. Behind the driver, there is a screaming 5.2-liter V10 engine with 610 hp which can launch this car from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. You will be pleased to know that it is available as a convertible too.
- Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Ok, you must be asking yourself how can a Camaro be a supercar since it is one of quintessential muscle cars? Easily, with 650 horsepower from its supercharged V8, 3.5 seconds to 60 mph and 180 mph top speed, this car transcends the muscle car class and jumps into supercars territory. This super Camaro is ready to chase Ferraris and it is available at just a fraction of the price of some European exotics.
- Honda NSX
After a long waiting period, Honda finally introduced the new NSX last year and equipped it with a twin turbo V6 engine and three electric motors, making it one of the fastest hybrid supercars available. The combined output is just under 600 hp and the performance is sublime. The 60 mph is achievable in 2.9 seconds while its top speed is 307 km/h (191 mph) making this the fastest road-legal Honda ever