Ratchet up your quotient of happiness, fun, excitement and, yes, sex appeal. That's why sports cars exist. —By Grant Stoddard
They’ll say that you’re having a midlife crisis, that you’re feeling inadequate in some way. Whether you are or aren’t is really besides the point. The only question you need to ask yourself is, “Will a 2017 sports car make me happier than I am now?” Your answer will be a resounding “yes” when you see these seven highly anticipated 2017 models. They practically come with a warranty to make your life more fun. Then help bankroll your future purchase with The 25 Best Wealth-Building Tips Ever!
2017 BMW M2
The new BMW M2 differs from the M3 most markedly in weight: The M2 is significantly lighter. Featuring a twin-turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine that puts out 365 horsepower, the M2 can get you from 0 to 60 in just 4.1 life-affirming seconds, and it has a governor-limited top speed of 163 mph. The BMW E30 became a legend thanks to the ideology that informs the latest and greatest incarnation of the M2. It's sure to be beloved by the die-hard BMW aficionado and first-time driver alike. MSRP: From $51,700 And check out The 10 Best BMWs of All Time!
2017 Ford GT
This new GT will be powered by a twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V-6 engine that is ultra-high-boosted to more than 600 horsepower. The car has super-sexy styling, sits super-low to the ground and features an ultramodern design inspired by the GT of yesteryear. Its expected maximum speed is 200 mph, while acceleration from 0 to 60 mph will take a blistering 3.2 sec. Also blistering? The price tag. The car will retail for about $400,000, making it the company’s most expensive production car ever. MSRP: From $397,500
2017 Lamborghini Huracan
Some perspective on the pricing of the new Ford: For the same price, you can pick up two — count 'em, two — 2017 Lamborghini Huracans. Boasting a sleek, angular design and a cockpit that looks like it belongs in a stealth-fighter jet, this new model pairs intensity with luxury. The 5.2-liter V-10 has a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission and features a choice of rear-wheel drive for 571 hp or all-wheel drive with 602 hp. What that means: This is the car for you, if you need to go from 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds and/or travel at speeds in excess of 200 mph. MSRP: From $199,800 Check out another all-time-great supercar in The 10 Best Mercedes Benzes of All Time!
2017 Audi R8
Boasting sharp, angular lines, Audi’s new R8 sure is a looker. This supercar was built for speed, with a high-revving, glass-covered 5.2-liter V10 engine that delivers up to 610 hp. The new electric clutch makes shifting smoother than buttered glass, and when you consider the exclusive quattro all-wheel drive system and advanced ASF multi-material construction, you can imagine how dreamily this teutonic beast chews up the pavement. Have Audi throw in the available Bang & Olufsen sound system, and pick a high-octane playlist appropriate for a car that hits 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds, with a top track speed of 199 mph. MSRP: From $162,900
2017 Toyota Supra MkV
You want a sports car to be fast. You want a sports car to be furious. So you've got to be intrigued by a vehicle that was given top billing in the Fast and the Furious movie franchise. The Toyota Supra MkIV is a firm favorite among fans of Japanese sports cars, but the 2017 model is a collaboration between BMW and Toyota. The German giant is building the platform for the MkV, plus the new and innovative turbo inline-six engine, leading some to call this collaboration Der Supra. We don’t have a full view of everything the Supra MkV can do, but we do know what you’ll have to fork over to own one. MSRP: From $55,000 Now, get expert tips on how to get the best deal on your purchase: How to Buy Anything!
2017 Maserati Quattroporte
Maserati presented the first Quattroporte at the 1963 Turin Motor Show, launching the fastest four-seater car in the world. The Italian manufacturer also introduced a whole new category to the marketplace: the luxury sports saloon. The Quattroporte gets incremental updates for 2017, and the lineup features two new packages: GranSport and GranLusso. Options include a 410 horsepower, twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 ,or a 530 horsepower, twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-8-powered GTS, either of which can be ordered with the new trim levels. The most powerful incarnation of the 2017 Quattroporte has a top speed of 193 mph and can get you from 0 to 60 in 4.6 seconds. MSRP: From $103,400.
2017 Jaguar F-type
It’s got a long hood, a steeply raked windshield and wide rear haunches. Simply put, the 2017 Jaguar F-Type is a sexy beast that lives up to its feline namesake. Offered as both a coupe and a convertible, this new Jag has a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 that pumps out 340 hp to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic. The racier S models get a boost to 380 hp and offer all-wheel drive in automatic. We’re talking 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 200mph. MSRP: From $61,400. Feed your need for speed by checking out The 20 Most Powerful Cars on the Road!