From the introduction of the very first Model T Ford, everyone in the world has loved cars. One of the questions in life that we ask ourselves every so often, maybe even every year, is whether we should purchase a new car now or wait around for the new model to come out. After all, the perfect car for you could be right around the corner. Right? So, if you’re like so many other car aficionados, keeping up with what’s happening in the auto industry is important so that you can stay on top of new innovations and all of the new models coming out before they hit the dealer’s showroom floor.
So, from the fast sleek Maserati to forward-thinking green electric cars, here are ten models that we look forward to the most. They’ll be arriving on the auto scene during the 2017 calendar year, some even sooner. So, whether your tastes lean toward sporty sensible electrics or six-figure sports cars, every one of our top ten choices is guaranteed to please the most discerning car buyer.
Here are 10 sporty cars you should look forward to in 2017:
2017 BMW M2
The new M2 is a much lighter version of the M3. It is in a similar class with the recently released new 2-Series convertible and the coupe. If you’re one of those Beemer lovers who will settle for no less than the latest generation of this beloved vehicle make, you’ll love the M2. You can expect it to be featuring a twin-turbocharged inline-six-cylinder engine that puts out 400 horsepower. And, this amazing new compact closely mimics the ideology that was successful at making the E30 a legend. This one is expected in late 2016.
2017 BMW M2 Specifications:
- MSRP: From $51,700
- MPG: 20 city / 27 hwy
- Engine: 3.0 L 6-cylinder
- Horsepower: 365 hp
- Dimensions: 176″ L x 73″ W x 56″ H
2017 Maserati Quattroporte
This luxury vehicle didn’t need much improvement in the area of style and beauty, but aesthetically this year’s model is better than ever. Inside and out, the 2017 model offers a refinement never before seen. And, trim packages like the GranLusso and the GranSport offer new styling that is unique and very exclusive to the Quattroporte.
2017 Maserati Quattroporte Specifications:
- MSRP: From $103,400 for the S model to $145,500 for the GTS GranLusso
- MPG: 16 city / 23 highway
- Engine: 3.0 L V6 or 3.8 L V8
- Horsepower: 405/523 hp
- Curb weight: 4,101/4,233 lbs
2017 Tesla Model S
This is the release of Tesla’s third electric car, a crossover SUV, that has already garnered pre-order signups from thousands of impatient buyers. Also, coming up in 2017 is the Model 3, which is a compact sedan, which will run in the area of $30k. Buyers are looking forward to not only the advanced technology that is typical of the Tesla but also to the swappable battery packs. In addition, the S-Model will have a self-driving mode that is fully autonomous. With this model, the car itself can take the wheel in certain situations.
Tesla Model S Specifications:
- MSRP: From $70,000
- Range: Battery-only- 230 to 253 miles
- Horsepower: 315 to 532 hp
- MPGe: 102 city / 105 highway
- Battery charging time: 1.25h at 440V, 7.83 to 8.67h at 220V, or 70.5 to 78.25h at 110V
2017 Toyota Supra MkV
As any fan of Japanese sports cars will probably tell you, the Toyota Supra MkIV is their all-time favorite model. You’ll probably remember it as being a huge success worldwide in the 1990s and through the following years in movies like “The Fast & the Furious”. The engine is a twin-turbocharged inline six that is often boosted to hit better than 1,000 horsepower. Now, the next-gen is a reality. Toyota is currently collaborating with BMW on building the platform for the MkV, as well as the new and innovative turbo inline-six engine. And, Toyota’s FT-1 Concept provides an excellent preview of what is destined to be the car’s final design, making it the Japanese sports car that Toyota fans are waiting for.
2017 Toyota Supra MkV Specifications:
- MSRP: From $55,000
- MPG: 20 city / 27 hwy
- Engine: 3.0 L 6-cylinder
- Horsepower: 365/boosted to 1,000 hp
2017 Ford GT Supercar
Initially, hearing that the new Ford GT for 2017 is projected to run up to almost $400k, which by the way is more than four times the MSRP of a Chevrolet Corvette Z/06, came as a bit of a shock. Ford has never charged anywhere near that price for any new models in its long history of carmaking. This new GT will be powered by a twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V-6 engine that is ultra-high-boosted to weigh in at more than 600 horsepower. It offers super-sexy styling that is low to the ground. It also features an ultra-modern design that was inspired by the GT of years gone by. This supercar is expected to be available at dealerships in late 2016.
2017 Ford GT Specifications:
- MSRP: From $397,500
- Engine: 3.5L EcoBoost® V6
- Horsepower: 630 hp
- Curb weight: 2,890 lbs
2017 Lamborghini Aventador
This new model for 2017 is not only obscenely flamboyant but also brutally powerful. It’s insanely expensive and mighty fast, with a capability that includes amazing performance and is available as a roadster or a coupe. It features a 6.5-liter 691-hp V-12, all-wheel drive, and a seven-speed automated manual transmission. For the ultimate in speed and style, the Superveloce features an amazing 740 horsepower for a top speed of 217 mph, going 0-60 in 2.7 seconds.
2017 Lamborghini Aventador Specifications:
- MSRP: From $402,995
- Engine: 6.5-liter V-12
- Horsepower: 691 hp
- Transmission: Automated manual/seven-speeds
2017 Audi R8
The 2017 R8 has a new V10 engine that delivers plenty of power. It also features a new electric clutch that makes shifting nearly imperceptible. Audi fans are anticipating the arrival of the 2017 R8 however, others are complaining that the style hasn’t undergone much of an update from previous years. Some even say that they would rather have a Lamborghini Huracan, but surely Audi aficionados wouldn’t even consider switching no matter what.
2017 Audi R8 Specifications:
- MSRP: From $162,900
- Horsepower: 540 to 610
- MPG: 14 city / 22 highway
- Engine: 5.2 L V10
- Curb weight: From 3,572 to 3,649 pounds
2017 Jaguar F-Pace
Although this is Jaguar’s rather late entry into the cross-over vehicle world, that certainly doesn’t indicate that they have in any way ended up missing the mark. In fact, according to predictions by several experts, the F-Pace is expected to swiftly become the most popular Jaguar vehicle of all, especially since it is priced below $41,000 and offers up to 380 hp.
2017 Jaguar F-Pace Specifications:
- MSRP: From $40,990
- MPG: 18 city / 23 highway
- Horsepower: 180 to 380
- Dimensions: 186″ L x 82″ W x 65″ H
2017 Lincoln Continental
Alright, alright, alright. We’re sure that Mr. McConnaughey will approve of the new 2017 Lincoln Continental. It hints at having some of the design features of the classic Lincoln models of yesteryear, as well as some of the more modern design features of a Bentley. Look for this AWD luxury sedan in early and all models 2017.
2017 Lincoln Continental Specifications:
- MSRP: From $44,560
- Horsepower: 305 to 400
- Warranty: 6 yr/70,000 mile powertrain, 4 yr/50,000 mile basic,
- Fuel tank capacity: 19 gallons
- Engines Available: 3.7 L V6 , 3.0 L V6, 2.7 L V6
2017 Lamborghini Huracan
Nothing in the car world can possibly compare to the amazing performance of Lamborghini’s new supercar. With an angular design that is elegant as well as sleek and a cockpit that resembles that of a stealth fighter, this new model is just plain intense as well as being luxurious. And, just behind the cockpit sits a 5.2-liter V-10 with a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. It also features a choice of rear-wheel drive for 571 hp or all-wheel drive than can produce 602 hp. There is also an available convertible called the Spyder. All variations should be available in early 2017.
2017 Lamborghini Huracan Specifications:
- MSRP: From $199,800
- Horsepower: 573 to 602
- MPG: 14 city / 21 highway
- Curb weight: 3,062 to 3,399 lbs
- Dimensions: 176″ L x 76″ W x 46-47″ H