With its record-setting lap time at the legendary Nürburgring, the Lamborghini Huracán Performante became the world’s fastest standard production car. This variant of the Huracán was completely re-engineered for reduced weight, increased engine power, a stronger, lighter chassis and an innovative active aerodynamics system called ALA.
There’s a lot more to this Mercedes AMG GT Concept than just the 4-door layout. MB hasn’t confirmed a release date but when it drops, it’ll be offered with an F1-inspired hybrid power train consisting of an electric motor and the 4-liter twin-turbo V8, with a total power output of 805 horsepower. So yeah, a roomy sedan that puts up 0-60 times in the sub 3-second range.
For 2018, Porsche is adding a new wagon-style variant to the Panamera lineup. With an updated rear-end design that is all new from the B-pillars back, the forthcoming Sport Turismo will hit U.S. dealers by the end of this year in 4 models including a 330-hp turbocharged V6, a V6 & Electric hybrid, and a 550-hp V8.
The forthcoming 812 Superfast will be the fastest and most powerful Ferrari ever produced. This pumped-up successor to the F12 Berlinetta is powered by a massive 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine that, unlike recent Ferrari supercars does not use turbos. With an output of 789 horsepower, the 812 goes 0-62 in 2.9 with a top speed of 211MPH.
Range Rover hasn’t built an original MK1 in more than 20 years but now they’re offering the iconic SUV again. In very, very limited numbers, Rover will offer “remanufactured” MK1s—using factory-approved donor vehicles these restos are painstakingly complete: every nut & bolt, frame-off, inside & out, ground-up rebuilds, calibrated back to factory specs. If you want one, you’ll have to move fast. Overnight sell-out is all but guaranteed.
The Aston Martin Vanquish S will now be available in a drop top variant. The new Volante model got a solid update: a new carbon fiber front splitter, side sills, and rear valance plus an integrated spoiler and quad exhaust tips in the rear. It keep the same naturally-aspirated 5.9-liter V12 motor tuned up to 580 hp & driven by an 8-speed automatic tranny.
An exotic all-aluminum E-Type lightweight roadster based around Jaguar’s original 1960’s classic, the Spyder GT from Eagle is a bespoke-built “special edition” that features modernized suspension & handling while retaining the timeless good looks and throaty-roar of a carbureted 330-horse Jag.
To honor the 50th Anniversary of Carroll Shelby’s iconic cobra, the Shelby Super Snake, Ford has created a new limited edition commemorative tribute. Based on the Mustang GT but with a new hood, splitters, rockers, and rear end trims, the 2017 Super Snake will be offered in both a 670 horsepower version and a hyper-charged 750-horse version. 0-60 in 3.5 and an ability to stick to corners at up to 1.2 G-Forces. Special Shelby branding is found throughout & instead of a rear seat, it has a roll bar.
The very first Ford GT factory prototype is going up for auction. Built back in 2003 by an elite team of engineers and designers, including the late Carroll Shelby, it is truly one-of-a-kind; the first complete factory prototype with full interior and functional engine/drivetrain. With a long list of one-off parts & factory test-friendly features, this rare super car is expected to reach a nearly $1 million price tag. Set to hit the block in Scottsdale, Arizona between January 18 and 22.
Lots of upgrades went into Lamborghini’s new and extremely yellow Aventador S. For one its 6.5-liter V12 is now outputting 740HP, up from 691 for a top speed of 217MPH. And that power is now delivered to all four wheels and transferred out to a new 4-wheel steering system. Combined with updated suspension and real-time variable damping, it handles better throughout the speed spectrum. Inside there’s a new digital dash with Apple AirPlay as standard equipment.