New year means new cars, and we're quite excited to see what the car industry has to offer this year for us, especially in the supercar segment, after a bit of research looking for the cars we're going to see this year, it seems that 2017 will be nothing short of epic, here's eight supercars we can expect to see in 2017:
1. Mercedes-AMG Hypercar
With the Mercedes-AMG GT lineup, Mercedes has given us their take on the sportcar market, and with their F1 know-how, it only makes sense that this automotive giant wants to make a hypercar of sorts. Dubbed AMG Project One, it was properly teased at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show, and they say it will use F1 technology and produces around 1,000 horsepower with the hybrid system. AMG sure means business. Technically, it will be revealed in 2018, but we simply can't wait.
2. Lamborghini Huracan "Superleggera"
So technically it isn't called the 'Superleggera', but so far we're speculating that this is going to be a more powerful and lighter version of the current Huracan, just like the Gallardo Superleggera was. Expect a power increase of about 10 - 20 horsepower. Also, a massive wing will probably come as standard.
3. Porsche 991.2 GT3
Just like it's Carrera brother, the GT3 will also receive a mid-life update, sporting a tweaked version of the current 3.8L turbocharged unit rather than the current 4.0L naturally aspirated engine. It will be quite interesting to see what Porsche does to this turbocharged GT3, and it has been said that Porsche is actually going to offer the GT3 with a manual gearbox, the first time this has happened since the 997 GT3 ceased production in 2011.
4. Porsche 911 GT2 RS
A car that renders the turbocharged GT3 pointless, from Porsche themselves, no less. The GT2 has been known to be one of the most brutal and massively powerful cars Porsche makes. Just in case you're not familiar, if a 911 bears the badge GT2 on it, it means that it's the more bonkers version of the already very terrifying Porsche 911 Turbo S. This is going to be the first 991 GT2 and it should be quite interesting, as reports say it may be producing well over 600 horsepower. Mad.
5. McLaren 720S
Over in Britain, McLaren is planning to release a whole new lineup of their Sports Series, a replacement for the 650S is set to be launched some time this year. Called the 720S, this should mean more power and some mind-boggling performance that's simply going to astonish. We drove the 570S last year and that entry-level baby Mac is quite simply brilliant, God knows how amazing the 720S will be.
6. Ferrari F12M
Now, it's not officially called the 'F12M', but what it will be is the final version of the F12 Berlinetta, it's going to be Ferrari's last naturally aspirated V12. Sad. Although a limited run, this car won't be as exclusive as the F12tdf, but it will be more powerful they say. Think of it like the new Aventador S that's coming this year.
7. Pagani Huayra Roadster
Oh yes, it's coming. My personal favorite car is going to be available as a convertible. The car they say will be revealed at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, and Pagani have shown a number of teasers. Although we're not sure how it's going to look like, the rendering seems pretty good.
8. BMW F90 M5
Technically not a supercar, but Bimmer fans will be happy to hear that we'll probably be seeing the next generation M5 some time at the end of the year. The new 550i they say is already faster from 0-100km/h compared to the F10 M5, we can only imagine how much faster the next generation M5 will be. Some speculate that it's going to have as much as 600 horsepower, and reaches 100km/h in just 3.5 seconds. Exciting stuffs.
That's the eight supercars we really want to see this year, is there anything else you want to see that we missed off the list? Share your thoughts in the comments!