It is a dream of every motor enthusiast to own and drive a sports car, but with so many options available in the market, buyers usually get confused while making their choice. It is true the sports cars are pricey compared to your everyday sedans or hatchbacks, but they are definitely worth it owing to their powerful powertrain and phenomenal driving experience. We have prepared a list of 10 best sports cars for 2017 which you should consider buying this year.
2017 Bugatti Chiron
The first word that pops in everyone’s mind when talking about best sports cars is ‘Bugatti’. The automaker’s latest iteration, the 2017 Chiron is the craziest and the fastest Bugatti todate. Powering the 2017 Bugatti Chiron is a robust 8.0L 16-cylinder unit, which makes use of four turbochargers. The engine is paired with a seven-speed dual clutch transmission to produce 1500 hp and 1180 lb-ft of torque. The Chiron is titled by the automaker as the fastest car in the world, but not with its electronically limited top speed of 261 mph. Unleash the shackles and it might hit 290 mph, however all these are assumptions for now, because Bugatti won’t test its top speed until 2018. The iconic sports car can hit 60 mph in just 2.3 seconds. Make sure you have at least $2.3 million dollars in your account if you need to buy the new Chiron.
2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus
The 2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus carries the most powerful engine ever developed by the automaker. The base model is powered by a 5.2L V-10 engine, pumping out a mighty 540 horsepower and 397 lb.-ft of torque. The most powerful V10 Plus variant churns out 610 horsepower and 413 lb.-ft of torque. Besides carrying a sturdy engine, the 2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus also boasts a new Audi Space Age platform, which is comparatively rigid and lighter in weight than the predecessor models. The R8 V10 Plus hits 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds with a top speed of 205 mph. The price starts at $191,150.
2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S
Probably the top rival of the 2017 Audi R8 and one of the best sports cars of this day, the new Porsche 911 Turbo S is incredibly fast, beautifully designed and renders an exciting drive. It packs a 3.8L flat-six-cylinder engine mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission, delivering 580 horsepower and 553 lb.-f of torque. The unique thing about the Porsche 911 Turbo S is the small button located near the steering wheel called ‘Sport Response Button’. Porsche claims this button should be pressed when you require maximum acceleration for a specific period. The 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S does 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds and boasts a top speed of 200 mph. It is priced at $189,000.
2017 Dodge Viper SRT
For those power-hungry motorists who are not satisfied even with the Audi’s 5.2L engine, should opt for the 2017 Dodge Viper SRT rendering a vigorous 8.4L Aluminum SFI V10 unit that develops 654 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission allowing the Viper SRT to sprint to 60 mph in about 3.0 seconds. It features a five-mode electronic stability control system, which lets the driver adjust the drive to match different driving conditions and take full advantage of the powertrain. The 2017 Dodge Viper SRT is priced at $90,495.
2017 Aston Martin DB11
Priced at $214,820, the 2017 Aston Martin DB11 is an expensive sports car, however the fact that Aston Martin always makes cars for James Bond’s movies where they perform insane stunts is a testament of their opulence and capability. The 2017 DB11 is powered by a 5.2L V12 engine paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission system, enabling it to hit 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds. The top speed is capped at 200 mph.
2017 Chevrolet Corvette
The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette does not only look sexy, but also delivers a spectacular performance, thanks to its 6.2L V-8 engine which is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission system cranking out 455 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft of torque. In its most powerful version, the 2017 Corvette Z06 spits out a massive 650 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft of torque. The base model can hit the 60 mph mark in just 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of 175 mph. The best part is that it is comparatively cheaper than other best sports cars with a price tag of $66,445.
2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R
If you are a Muscle Car fan, the 2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R should be on the top of your list. It carries a 5.2L Ti-VCT V8 engine good for 526 horsepower. Ford has carefully engineered the Shelby GT350R cutting down weight wherever possible, optimizing the powertrain and installing an enhanced suspension system for an unmatched sporty performance. It goes to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 175 mph. The price of the 2017 Mustang Shelby GT350 R starts at $63,645.
2017 Alfa Romeo 4C
The Italian made 2017 Alfa Romeo 4C ranks under affordable sports car with a price tag of $55,900. Available in both coupe and targa top configurations, it is powered by a 1.7L turbocharged four-cylinder engine paired with a dual-clutch automatic transmission system. This engine yields 237 horsepower, which takes the Alfa Romeo 4C from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds. The top speed is 155 mph. The Alfa Romeo 4C’s DNA System with Race mode allows the driver to customize performance by adjusting throttle response, shifting speed and traction control for an exhilarating driving experience.
2017 Acura NSX
The 2017 Acura NSX is an all-rounder sports car with a stunning design, powerful drive and an efficient powertrain. It carries a hybrid powertrain which includes a twin-turbo 3.5L V6 engine assisted by three electric motors. This whole system offers a total of 573 horsepower, and thanks to the phenomenal shifting-response from the nine-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission system, the Acura NSX can hit the 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds. The price starts at $157,800.
2017 Nissan GT-R
The 2017 Nissan GT-R is one of the best sports cars in the market built by the Japanese automaker. Powered by a 565 hp turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 engine, the 2017 GT-R can sprint from standstill to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds on its way to the top speed of 196 mph. Compared to its predecessor, the 2017 GT-R features many improvements including an enhanced V-Motion grille which not only adds style but improves airflow to the engine and increases aerodynamic efficiency as well. It carries a price tag of $109,990.