Seven 2017 Sports Cars to Buy Now

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!

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