2017's Best New Cars

2017's Best New Cars

Boys that like (very loud, very fast) toys better buckle up. The next 12 months is set to be a bumper year for car releases, with all the big names from Aston Martin to Ferrari announcing new sets of wheels.

Whether you’re in the market for a new Mercedes or just fancy window shopping BMW’s souped-up SUV, here’s our pick of the best premium launches coming in 2017.

Aston Martin V8 Vantage

After massive success launching the DB11, Aston Martin has announced it is updating the V8 Vantage.

While the iconic styling of Britain’s first supercar remains pretty much unchanged, recent investment by Mercedes means this souped-up model gains the same twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine found across the AMG range.

If the price tag’s not quite baller enough for you, a more expensive convertible version is set to follow. All in time for a new Bond.

Available in autumn, priced £90,000.

astonmartin.com

Ferrari GTC4Lusso T

Found the standard GTC4Lusso a bit flashy? The T version might be more up your street. This re-work trades the V12 engine for a V8, and four-wheel drive for rear-wheel, making it much lighter as a result.

Despite these scaled-down specs, it’s still a Ferrari – so it’s probably not going to come cheap. It is expected to come with a slightly smaller price tag than the regular version’s £230,000, though. Phew.

Release date not yet confirmed, price not yet confirmed.

gtc4lussot.ferrari.com

Audi A6

Thanks to a new design team at Audi, the latest A6 is expected to be a different beast. There are rumours of a brand new sporty design, and a peep under the bonnet shows it’s all change there, too.

Cutting-edge engine and gearbox technology featuring electric turbochargers mean it’s 100kg lighter than the outgoing version. While this makes it sharper to drive, you might not need to – it also features next-generation self-driving tech. Welcome to the future.

Release date not yet confirmed, price not yet confirmed.

audi.co.uk

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