Created and painted to honor the winning car from the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition is a limited edition, drivable homage. Spec-wise, its the same as the standard model, with a twin-turbo 3.5L V6 making over 600hp, a carbon fiber monocoque, seven speed transmission, and Gorilla Glass windshield. The livery, on the other hand, is a tribute to the GT's 1-2-3 finish that year at Le Mans, with silver stripes and white No. 2 graphics overtop a black base.
The first thing you'll notice about the Mercedes-AMG GT R is its color. Painted a special "AMG green hell magno", it's a nod to the product's development on the "Green Hell" of the Nurburgring, itself a harbinger of the car's singular goal: on-track performance. It's powered by a handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 Biturbo producing 577 hp, paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission for a 0-60 time of 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 198 mph. The Mercedes-AMG GT3 race car is an inspiration for many other features, including the active air management system that maximizes aerodynamics, active rear-wheel steering, a nine-way adjustable traction control system, lightweight construction that incorporates aluminum and carbon, and lightweight forged wheels equipped with cup tires. Still, it's completely road legal, so you won't need a hauler to get it to and from the track.
Created to celebrate a quarter century of Hennessey's performance-oriented business, the Hennessey 25th Anniversary HPE800 Ford Mustang is a limited edition beast of a muscle car. It starts with a 2.9L supercharger that sits atop the 5.0L V8, combining with the carbon fiber induction system and axle-back exhaust to pump out over 800hp, good for a 0-60 time of 3.1 seconds and a top speed of nearly 208 mph. Otherwise, the car is set apart from other HPE800 models by the special badging on both the interior and exterior, and the fact that it's limited to just 25 cars. Available in both convertible or hard top configurations, with your choice of manual or automatic transmission.
Italy is known for its outstanding sports cars. So when an upstart claims the crown of most powerful street-legal car to ever come from the country, you have to take notice. Equipped with a 7.2L twin-turbo V8, the Mazzanti Evantra Millecavalli is indeed powerful, sending 1,000 hp to its rear wheels via a six-speed sequential gearbox. The result is the ability to move from 0-60 in just 2.7 seconds on the way to a top speed of 250 mph. Carbon ceramic brakes help slow you back down, and a race-inspired body ensures you'll get plenty of looks on the highway — that, and the fact that you'll be driving one of just 25 examples ever built.
Inspired by the response to the one-off P1 shown at Geneva, the McLaren MSO Carbon Series LT wears its woven body with pride. Based on the 675LT Spider, it's clad in glossy carbon fiber that allows the weave of the material to show through, a decision that resulted in 40% more carbon fiber parts than what are used in the standard model, including the electrically-retractable roof and tonneau. It's powered by the same 3.8L twin turbo V8 producing 675 hp, good for a 0-62 time of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 203 mph, and comes equipped with the Track Telemetry pack for race day monitoring. The only problem? All 25 examples have already been sold.
Created for a British customer with very specific tastes, this Ferrari 458 MM Speciale is a one-of-a-kind example of Italian engineering. The glasshouse is extended with black A pillars to give it a visor-like look, changes that led to an all-new handcrafted aluminum body, with composite carbon bumpers, a spoiler in the rear, new side air scoops for the reconfigured cooling system, and a paint scheme that pays homage to its home country's flag. It sits on custom wheels, with modified lights, an improved audio system, and contrast stitching on the upholstery, and unfortunately, is highly unlikely to ever be duplicated.
The newly refreshed GT-R was meant to make it more fun to drive on the street. The 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo makes sure it's ready for the track, too. Tested during development on the challenging Nürburgring, it has a hand-built engine mated to a pair of high-flow turbochargers that bump output to 600 hp, put to the ground via the upgraded all-wheel-drive system and a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox. As demanded by the engine changes, it has an enlarged grille, a reinforced hood that won't deform at high speed, and a carbon fiber front bumper. Yet inside it has all the creature comforts of its updated stablemates, including an Alcantara steering wheel, a drastically improved and simplified center stack with eight-inch touchscreen, and leather Recaro racing seats.
Funny name. Serious performance. The Donkervoort D8 GTO-RS is the company's latest open-air racer, taking its name from the Nürburgring record-setting RS of the mid 2000s. Redesigned over the last two years, it's powered by an Audi 2.5L R5 engine, enhanced with launch control and a double-clutch system, set on a new, wider suspension, and with a new braking system for added stopping power. Limited to just 40 units, it remains street-legal despite all the track-focused features, making it a highly desirable drive, both on the track and off.
Completely new yet firmly grounded in the past, the Jannarelly Roadster picks up where the racers of the '60s left off. It's powered by a mid-mounted 3.5L V6, with its 304 hp routed through a six-speed manual to the rear wheels. The chassis is made from tubular steel, while the body is largely aluminum, save for stainless steel panels that offer side-impact and rollover protection. It rides on three-piece, 16-inch alloy rims controlled by a Momo steering wheel, and can move from 0-62 in just four seconds on its way to a top speed of 135 mph. Available in both track- and road-ready configurations.
While there are other aftermarket Ferrari tuning houses, none are as known as Novitec Rosso. This Novitec Rosso Ferrari F12 N-Largo-S shows you why, as they've taken the Ferrari F12berlinetta to the next level. Enhancements include a new body-kit with about 3 inches of extra width upfront and 5 and a half at the back, and new carbon fiber additions including the front and rear bumpers. There's also a new high-performance exhaust system, and the 6.3-liter V12 has been upped from 731 horsepower to 781 — giving it speed that maxes out close to 222 mph.
Powered by an all-new five-cylinder aluminum engine, the Audi TT RS takes the company's pocket-sized racer and gives it track-ready performance. An advanced traction control system routes the car's 400 hp to all four wheels, letting the coupe move from 0-62 in just 3.7 seconds, with the roaster following just 0.2 seconds behind. The interior is pleasantly modern, with aluminum or carbon trim, racing-inspired steering wheel controls, and a 12.3-inch virtual cockpit that displays everything from speed and RPMs to torque and G-forces. It's all wrapped in an agressive body that's dominated by a huge grille in the front and OLED lights in the rear.
Like its open-air Boxster cousin, the 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman is powered by a mid-mounted turbocharged flat-four engine. But unlike the Boxster, it has a roof, giving it a look that recalls classic Stuttgart builds of old. The standard model gets a 2.0L engine good for 300 hp and a 0-60 time of 4.5 seconds, while the S model has a 2.5L powerplant producing 350 hp, and can move from 0-60 in 4 seconds on its way to a top speed of 177 mph. Other notable features include firmer springs and sway bars, a quicker steering rack borrowed from the 911 Turbo, and a redesigned interior with all the gadget-friendly tech you'd expect.
Based largely on the V8 Vantage GTE race car, the Aston Martin Vantage GT8 is a track-ready, street-legal rocket. It's powered by a modified version of the company's 4.7L V8, channeling its 440 hp through your choice of a six-speed manual or seven-speed Sportshift transmission. Of course, power is only half the equation, with the weight kept down by plentiful carbon fiber in the front splitter, front and rear bumpers, fenders, side sills, rear diffuser, sports seats, and, optionally, both the roof and the rear wing. It still has air conditioning and a modern infotainment system, but even those can't stop it from being the lightest, most powerful V8 Vantage ever.
Ditching the standard edition's chrome brightwork for glossy black, the Bentley Continental GT Speed Black Edition gives the sporty tourer a little extra edge. Based on the 2016 model, it gets the same upgraded 6.0L twin-turbo W12 producing 642 hp, good enough to move it from 0-60 in just 3.9 seconds and hit a top speed of over 200 mph. 21-inch black wheels match the other accents, as well as the carbon fiber of the interior fascia, center, and roof consoles, while a handful of contrast colors — including an eye-catching Cyber Yellow — can be applied to the front splitters, side skirts, leather accents, and interior stitching.
Borrowing a page from the Porsche Targa, the Mazda MX-5 RF injects the company's ubiquitous Miata with a bit of intrigue. The RF stands for retractable fastback, referring to the roofline that incorporates a retractable roof that can be opened or closed with the push of a button and a retractable back window, offering an open-air experience with the feeling of a coupe. It's powered by a Skyactiv-G 2.0 gasoline engine, offers the same trunk space as the soft-top, and arrives later this year.
Handcrafted by Classic Recreations in Oklahoma, this continuation Shelby GT500CR Mustang is a fuel injected car with impressive horsepower. Shelby performance parts, rack and pinion steering, race inspired suspension, and oversized disc brakes are all included. And more than $25,000 in upgrades include a 427 ci Ford Performance with a Procharger F1-R to give it more than 800 horsepower. This Shelby Mustang continuation is on a whole new level, and is the most powerful car from Classic Recreations to date.
It might share its name with the mullet-piloted muscle cars of your youth, but the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is far from those bare-bones affairs. It's powered by a supercharged 6.2L V-8 producing 640 hp, paired to either a rev-matching six-speed manual or a sophisticated 10-speed automatic. Technological advancements are also apparent in the Magnetic Ride suspension, user-selectable Driver Modes, Launch Control, and modern connectivity features. The exterior exudes the car's aggressive nature, with 20-inch forged aluminum wheels, Brembo brakes, 11 heat exchangers for optimal cooling, a carbon fiber insert and heat extractor in the hood, and a wing-style rear spoiler.
Considered by many to be the forerunner of modern super sports models, the 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV was unveiled at the Geneva motor show in 71' as a one-off. But with the Miura line celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, this piece of automotive legend has been fully restored over the past 12 months. Every panel has been meticulously returned to its original lines and angles and every component has been restored or replaced. Presented in metallic green with tan leather, it's a fitting tribute to an iconic Lambo.
You're familiar with the iconic Porsche 911 line, but this 911 is nothing like the Porsche that comes to mind. Instead, this 1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution is a racer, winning three consecutive Canadian GT championships between 1999 and 2001. It's one of only 14 GT1 race cars in private ownership and is the only ex-racing GT1 Evo to be legalized for street use. Available for sale publicly for the first time ever, this racing rarity can be yours from Sotheby's in May.
Freed from the financial troubles (and rather unfortunate name) of its previous incarnation as a Gumpert, the Apollo Arrow is ready to take its place among the world's most stunning cars. Powered by an Audi-sourced 4.0L twin-turbo V8, it outputs 1,000 hp, enough to send the sub 3,000-pound car from 0 to 62 in just 2.9 seconds, topping out at 224 mph. The powerful drivetrain is nearly an afterthought to the F-22 Raptor-inspired exterior, an elongated series of sharp lines and curves that terminates in a point on the front end and in a massive spoiler on the other. Expected to debut in some lucky owners' driveways in 2017.
Pairing the company's historic design ethos with zero emission technology, the Morgan EV3 is the British automaker's first electric production car. It's powered by a liquid-cooled motor driving the rear wheel only, and while handling and agility are paramount, it's still enough power to go from 0-62 in under 9 seconds and hit a top speed of over 90 mph. It's also Morgan's first vehicle with composite carbon panels, fitted over the traditional ash wood frame and finished with a dramatic tail lift not seen since the company's three-wheelers of the 1930s.
Created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of founder Ferruccio Lamborghini's birth, the Lamborghini Centenario is a powerful supercar that's even more exclusive than your average raging bull. Powered by a naturally aspirated V12, the Centenario has 770 hp at its disposal, enough to propel it from 0-62 in just 2.8 seconds on its way to a top speed of 217 mph. The monocoque and body are crafted from carbon fiber, helping to keep the body weight under 3,400 pounds, and the rear wing extends at high speeds to help with downforce and aerodynamics. Inside, there's plenty of carbon fiber and Alcantara, as well as a 10.1-inch touchscreen that supports Apple CarPlay so you don't miss a text, even when traveling at well over twice the speed limit. Limited to just 20 coupes and 20 roasters, all of which have already been spoken for.
The first all-new Aston GT in over a decade — not counting Bond's DB10 from Spectre — the Aston Martin DB11 represents the first entry in the company's new direction and a bold entry into the supercar race. It's built on a bonded aluminium chassis and powered by a 5.2L twin-turbocharged V12 developed in-house and producing 600 hp. Paired to an 8-speed ZF transmission and one of several driver-selectable driving modes, it delivers a 0-62 time of 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 200 mph, in part thanks to aerodynamic trickery like uninterrupted roof strakes and a "virtual" rear spoiler that routes air from the base of the C-pillar through the body and out via an aperture in the decklid. The interior is fittingly upscale, with a 12-inch display for the instrument cluster, a centrally-mounted 8-inch screen for infotainment control, and contrasting leatherwork throughout.
It's hardly been a secret — we've known its name for months — but the successor to the Veyron is finally official, and it doesn't disappoint. The Bugatti Chiron is the most powerful road car ever produced, with a quad-turbocharged, 8.0L W16 engine producing an insane 1,500 hp. The company promises a 0-62 time of under 2.5 seconds and a top speed of 261 mph, numbers helped along by the seven-speed dual clutch gearbox, multi-plate clutch four-wheel drive system, and carbon fiber monocoque. Despite the jaw-dropping performance, the interior is extremely luxurious, with hi-res digital displays that adapt to the car's speed, simplifying as it increases, leather everywhere, and a world-class audio system. Production is limited to 500 cars, and nearly a third of them have already been spoken for.
There are plenty of other '60s-era Minis around. But few of them have a racing pedigree. And even fewer were driven by a woman. This 1963 Mini Cooper S Race Car was, with Maria Graça Moura Relvas winning the 1965 Grande Rally Benfica behind the wheel, making full use of the 1071 cc engine and four-speed gearbox. The car was later sold to Nelson De Moura of De Moura steering wheels, who outfitted one of his own in the car, and has been featured in multiple magazines. Now presented as raced in 1964, with the correct paint and patina, it's one of the finest Cooper S examples of its era.
Mid-engined, two-seat sports cars aren't generally known for their everyday drivability. The McLaren 570GT is out to change that. Based on the powerful 570S Coupé, it has the same 3.8L twin turbo V8, producing the same 562 hp, and paired to the same seven-speed seamless-shift transmission. But the interior is markedly different, thanks to an airy cockpit packed with creature comforts and filled with light from the fixed glass roof and side-opening rear hatch. The latter adds an additional 220 liters of storage space, making it a capable grocery getter, and the fine-tuned suspension and steering systems mean you won't feel like you're on the track trying to navigate the parking lot.
Its specs are the stuff of science fiction. Its looks are too. Powered by four electric motors paired with a 6.2L V8 — a system it calls the "Warp Drive" — the Arash AF10 produces an insane 2,100 hp, capable of moving its carbon chassis from 0-60 mph in just 2.8 seconds. Its gearboxes are similarly advanced, with each motor getting a 2-speed box, while the V8 gets your choice of manual or paddle shift six-speed. The body is sculpted to be as slick as possible, with a fixed wing in the rear, and moving wing in the front, and a tear drop cockpit.
The Rimac Concept One is a special vehicle, and not just because it's among the rare concepts that become production cars. It's special because it's being dubbed the first all-electric hypercar. Thanks to a quartet of permanent magnet electric motors, one for each wheel, it has a total output of 1088 hp, good for a 0-62 time of 2.6 seconds and the ability to reach 186 mph in just 14.2 seconds. Handling is helped along by the central location of the motors, allowing for perfect weight distribution and a low center of gravity, while the carbon-ceramic braking system helps slow things down when necessary and the luxurious interior keeps you comfortable as the scenery flies by.
The Huayra was already a speedy beast of a machine. The Pagani Huayra BC is just speedier. With the BC, the company has managed to massage 789 hp from the twin-turbo 6.0L V12 engine, and paired it with a brand-new seven-speed automatic that cuts shift times in half while also weighing less. Indeed, lighter weight was also a goal for the car, as it's nearly 300 lbs. lighter than the "standard" model, thanks to upgrades like a new titanium exhaust system, lighter Brembo brakes, custom forged wheels, and a revised, more aerodynamic body made from an all-new composite material that's 50 percent lighter yet 20 percent stronger than carbon fiber.