2017 will be remembered for all sorts of supercars that were unveiled, tested and drooled over throughout the year. But which ones really stood out, and which ones will be remembered as being the best of the best? Here’s a rundown of the Top 5 supercars we saw in 2017.
We gathered information, studied lists, and generally spent a lot of time researching the Top 5 supercars we saw in 2017, which was a real struggle for us as you can imagine! So here, in no particular order, is what we found out.
Porsche 911 GT2 RS
Yet to find its way to many fanatics protective ownership, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS cut quite the dash on the track last year. On display at Germany’s Nurburgring, the fierce GT2 RS produced a record-breaking lap time of just 6m 43s around the 12.9 mile track. With an average speed of 114.4mph from its near 700HP, it’s an impressive feat. And one that moves the 911 well and truly into supercar status.
Lamborghini Huracán Performante
Not the fastest supercar of 2017, but the Huracán can still cause a riot on the road and is well worthy of a Top 5 place on the list. No longer reliant on good looks alone, Lamborghini have got serious about performance over the years, and have steadily increased specs to match. This is clearly evident in the new Huracán which now has more power (631HP) and overall weight reduction. And, as always, a Lamborghini can still turn heads.
Experts at engineering some of the world’s best supercars, McLaren could be accused of becoming a little complacent over recent years. But realising this, McLaren have now reinvented their own wheel to deliver the new 720S. Complete with carbon fibre monocage, the 720S has a new and improved power to weight ratio, while being more exciting and better looking than its predecessors. And with 710HP, it could be a contender for one of the fastest supercar of 2017.
Revealed in 2016, the Ford GT grabbed imaginations immediately to become a 2017 success. With its 3.5-litre twin turbo V6 EcoBoost engine and ultra-efficient aerodynamics, the GT also looks great. No more retro styling here – the GT has been redesigned to deliver the best of a track car and a souped-up road car, giving you a pretty spectacular supercar. And with 647HP, it’s certainly capable of taking on the big guns.
This beast of a supercar might just be worth every penny of its £2.5m price tag. But the Bugatti Chiron remains a bit of a mystery in terms of speed. The Chiron can supposedly reach an eye-watering 310mph, at least according to its speedometer. But this is almost impossible to prove – that is, until there are tyres available to withstand such speeds. The Chiron does have an 8.0-litre, 16-cylinder engine, and can reach 0-124mph in a buttock-clenching 6.1s, so it’s probably achievable, especially with its massive 1500HP. One to look out for!