We've covered the process of procuring a vintage DeLorean in detail — going so far as to make it the cover of Issue 01, in fact — but the 2017 DeLorean is something different. Not that different, mind you, since it's still going to be built with a mix of original and newly manufactured reproduction parts. The big difference is that it's going to be an all-new car. Thanks to an obscure House bill, the DeLorean Motor Company will be able to start building and selling new rides as of next year. And while most of the parts will be the same, the new vehicles have to meet current Clean Air Act standards, which means a new, far more powerful engine, bigger wheels, bigger brakes, and updated shocks. So while it might look the same on the outside, the 2017 model should be far more enjoyable to drive. Heavy.
Continuing a legacy that dates back to the race-winning 718's of the '50s and '60s, the 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster earns its title by adopting flat four-cylinder engines, just like its namesake. The standard model has a 2.0L powerplant making 300hp, good for a 0-60 time of 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 170, while the S variant relies on a 350hp turbocharged 2.5L unit to move from 0-60 in 4 seconds flat on its way to 177 mph. The engines aren't all that's new — the suspension has been retuned, the brakes improved, and every body panel inside and out replaced, save for the luggage lid, windshield, and convertible top. Other options include the Sport Chrono Package from the 911, Porsche Active Suspension Management, and LED headlights.
We thought the F-Type R was plenty fast enough. Apparently the Jaguar's Special Vehicle Operations unit thought differently. The 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR is the result of their dragging the sports car past the 200 mph mark and into supercar territory. Details are scant at this point, but it's apparent that the SVR has a new front end and hood with larger air intakes, larger brakes, a new rear spoiler, and will be available in both coupe and convertible variants. Oh, and get your checkbooks ready, because the last F-Type Special Vehicle Operations worked on sold out at a blistering pace.
Built by Superformance to mark the anniversary of the GT40's legendary 1-2-3 finish at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Shelby GT40 MKII 50th Anniversary Le Mans Edition is as close as you can come to owning one of the cars that actually ran the race. This replica is actually a collaboration between Shelby, Superformance and Safir, and is so authentic to the originals that it's right-hand drive, right-hand shift, and over 90% of the parts are interchangeable. Limited to just 20 examples, it comes with a GT40P serial number, and is available in three color schemes to match the three aforementioned race cars.