Every year manufacturers let the general public know their plans of launching the ‘next big thing’ on the market. The list of the most anticipated cars is very diverse. However, sports cars fascinate the casual car enthusiasts more, due to the kind of emotion they elicit.
The sports cars category tends to be competitive, while, referring to the general layout of most sports cars, we’re talking about a two-seater, two-door vehicle, built for speedy and meticulous performance. This type of cars has existed since the 1920s. Since then, highly advanced have been incorporated in time, such as aerodynamic designs and a low center of gravity.
Their steering and suspensions are generally adjusted for high-speed maneuvers. While most sports cars are lithe, slender and graceful, there are those acknowledged as ‘muscle’ cars as well as sports cars, for instance AMC AMX.
Here are the top 10 most anticipated sports cars of 2017.
Acura NSX, a.k.a. Honda NSX, is a two-seater, mid-engined sports car, featuring a 2.0L V6 engine, rear wheel drive. The car was originally launched in 1989, underwent a refit in 1997 and 2002, before it was discontinued in 2005. Honda rolled out new manufacturing since last year. The new Acura NSX features a 3.7L V6 engine, with three electric motors stirring up 480-horsepower as well as an all-wheel drive. The Acura goes for $156,000. The new and improved Acura NSX is handmade by approximately 100 workers at Honda’s Ohio plant.
Porsche 911 GT3 RS
As of the latest 911 rollout, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS features a 500 horsepower and 338lb-ft torque from a 4.0L engine. It exhibits a seven-speed PDK transmission and a shorter rear-axle ratio. This particular model benefits from an acceleration of 3.1 seconds for 0-60 and 10.9 seconds 0-124 mph. Its attested Michelin Pilot Sports Cup 2 tires are the widest known for a 911. It features a 4545 mm length, a 2456 mm wheelbase, 1292 mm height, and can reach a top speed of roughly 310 km/h.
Ford will only approve the development and production of exclusively 1,000 unites of this sports car, with a price tag of $400,000. This model has a mid-engined twin-turbo 3.5L V-6 engine. The car exhibits a 600-horsepower, active aerodynamic body, carbon-fiber construction, and a seven-speed dual clutch automatic. The torque is wagered at approximately 500-lb-ft. Ford GT packs a carbon-ceramic brake and Michelin Pilot Super Sports Cup 2 tires.
Shelby GT350 Mustang
The Shelby GT350 Mustang features a lowered aerodynamic hood, accentuated with a carbon-composite radiator core support. This particular model has an unbelievable 8250-rpm. This Mustang packs a V8 engine, with 526-horsepower (higher than Mustang’s standard 500-hp), and a 428 lb-ft torque. This four-door sedan’s weight is of roughly 3791 pounds. It runs on 295/35R-19 Michelin Super Sports. A unique feature incorporated into its overall design is that it features an exotic flat-plane crankshaft, reminiscent of Ferraris. This model’s price tag is of $67,696, way lower than most of its competitors that are due to rollout in 2017.
Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupe
Rising to the price of $83,125, this Mercedes model features an AMG’s twin-turbocharged 4.0L V-8 engine. This sports automobile hits 0-60 in 3.9 seconds and it has a 503-horsepower. This Mercedes Coupe model hits an electronic wall at 155 mph. The tires are 255/35R-19 front and 285/30R-19 rear. Its steering if incredibly weighted, sustaining its seven-speed transmissions. This sports vehicle has a 32.8 mpg and a 200g/km CO2 emission which is slightly higher than most of its peers.
McLaren 570S Coupe
The McLaren 570S Coupe features a twin-turbo 3.8L V-8 making 562 hp and a 443 lb-ft torque with a carbon fiber tub. Its acceleration is approximately 2.7 seconds from 0-60 seconds. This model has a fuel economy of 16/23 EPA, reaching a top speed of 204 mph. This classy McLaren’s weight is of about 3,189 pounds, which defines it as extremely light in comparison to its ‘muscled’ look. This automobile has three driving modes: standard, track and sport.
Alfa Romeo Giulia
With a price tag of $70,000, the Alfa Romeo Giulia has a 505-horsepower 2.9L Biturbo V-6 engine and a rear-wheel drive. Intriguingly enough, this vehicle packs a six-speed manual and an eight-speed automatic transmission. This five-passenger, four-door sedan features a wheelbase of 111.0 inches, a length of 182.6 inches, a width of 73.7 inches and a height of 56.1 inches. It accelerates from 0-60 in 3.7 seconds and 0-100 in 8.2 seconds. It can reach a top speed of roughly 190 mph, and it features 6500rpm in power and 2500 rpm in torque.
Priced at $150,625 each, this model has a 577-hp and 664lb-ft torque, with a 5.5L twin-turbo V-8 engine. It’s enhanced with a with a seven-speed transmission which makes it accelerate from 0-60 in 4 seconds. The SL63 displays a critical active suspension mode. This two-passenger, two-door convertible comes with a front engine and rear wheel drive. Its curb weight is 4101 lb, and has a length of 182.4 inches, a width of 76.7 inches, a wheelbase of 101.8 inches and height of 51.2 inches.
Audi R8 V10 Plus
This Audi model’s price tag is of $164,150 each. It has a 5.2L 540-hp V-10 while the V10 Plus makes 610 horsepower. It cruises from 0-60 in 2.7 seconds and has an EPA of 13/22 mpg. This mid-engined, four-wheel drive is a two-door, two-passenger coupe. This Audi coupe version comes with a seven-speed dual clutch automatic as well as a manual shifting mode. The model has a curb weight of 3,684 lb and measures 174.3 inches long, 76.4 inches width, 48.89 inches height, and 104.3 inches wheelbase.
Mercedes AMG GT S
This Mercedes sports automobile is priced at $130,825. It packs the 4.0L AMG Biturbo V8 with a 503-hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. It accelerates from 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds. The Mercedes AMG GT S features a diagnostic, low center of gravity and a four-wheel double wishbone independent suspension. Its design was genuinely made with a front engine rear-wheel drive with a two-passenger and three-door hatchback. The vehicle has a 3,600-lb curb weight and a seven-speed transmission.
To wrap everything up, the vast number of sports cars offers drivers and car enthusiasts a chance to settle for diversity and, above all, thrill of use. The categorization depends on factors including speed, stability, fuel efficiency, technology incorporation and comfort. To those of you who love sports cars, all you have to do is patiently wait to see whether the manufacturers deliver what they promised.