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Supercars of 2017


        Porsche 911 GT3 RS

The 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is still getting rave reviews as an “affordable” (less than $200K) track-worthy supercar. It looks the part of a vintage yet modern racer with its giant tail, humongous air intakes and fabulous fenders. For 2017, Porsche says its other “high-performing variants” include the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupe and its newest souped up and luxed out eco sedan: the 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid.

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           Ferrari LaFerrari

The LaFerrari represents Ferrari’s most ambitious project yet to push the boundaries of technology on a road car, drawing together the finest expression of the marque’s technical capabilities in both GT and Formula 1 engineering.

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  McLaren P1

The P1 is the halo car for the McLaren family, with only 375 made and sold. It utilizes the ultimate combination of cutting-edge hybrid technology and high-speed performance, making it as green as it is fast.

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Aston Martin DB11

An all-new Aston Martin. No, really. It’s the start of a whole new chapter for the company with a new, stiffer bonded aluminium chassis, mildly inflated dimensions over the DB9, and new engines. Not just one, but two. The DB11 launched in 2016 with a new 600bhp twin-turbo 5.2-litre V12 engine, while it’s been joined in 2017 by an AMG-sourced 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 with 503bhp. Both drive the rear wheels through an eight-speed paddleshift automatic gearbox.

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Bugatti Chiron

Officially a 2017 Model, the Bugatti Chiron is as exotic as cars get. Only a handful were made, each carrying a 1500-horsepower, 16-cylinder engine with four turbochargers and an estimated $2.7 million price tag. The top speed is a claimed 261 mph, comfortably surpassing its predecessor the Bugatti Veyron causing its price to dip.

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Lamborghini Centenario

Ferruccio Lamborghini is being honored in the year he would have turned 100 with the latest version of the Centenario. This limited edition model showcases Lamborghini’s engineering and craftsmanship. This car pulls out all of the stops with its dramatic appearance. Lack of a rear bumper, vertical fins triangular vents and 3 angled tail pipes personify the Centenario. Its color is contrasting carbon and yellow. The Centenario is a powerful machine. The V12 engine provides 759 horsepower. The engine revs the car from 0 to 62 in just 2.8 seconds.

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Koenigsegg Agera RS

he honour of building the fastest car in the world goes to Koenigsegg. The Agera RS clocked an average speed of 277mph across two runs in Las Vegas in November 2017 – shattering the official Bugatti Veyron record and even topping the Henessey Venom GT’s unofficial run. The Agera RS also holds the title of fastest car from zero to 400kph and back to zero again. It’s tipped to get even faster, too, as the race to 300mph hots up.

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Audi R8 V10 Plus

The original Audi R8 was useable, secure in the wet, beautifully built and untempramental – but still mad-fast and super-exciting. The new one has dropped the ‘basic’ V8 option. Now there are two V10 outputs, 540 and 610bhp. The body is lighter and stiffer, thanks to substititution of several large aluminium parts in the shell by carbonfibre. Extra electronics in the chassis extend the secure-versus-exciting contradiction outward in both directions. The cabin gets the TT’s ‘Virtual Cockpit’ fairy dust, but with a supercar’s driving position.

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Zenvo ST1

Zenvo is a Danish automotive company specializing in high performance, low volume expensive supercars for the racetrack and the street. The company was founded in 2007. The TS1 follows the ST1 with improvements in craftsmanship and technology. The V-8 engine reaches top speeds of 233 mph. The car goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds. The supercar features a 7 speed paddle shifter.

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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.

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