The year of 2017 has been a wild ride in the automotive world. Ferrari released their followup to the F12berlinetta, known as the 812 Superfast. Lamborghini went crazy with the Huracan Performante, Aventador S, Urus and the Terzo Millennio. Porsche shocked the world with the insanely quick 911 GT2 RS, which is the fastest road car around Nurburgring. McLaren has continued their incredible run of introducing new supercars with the 720S and now the Senna. Needless to say, this year has been an amazing one for car enthusiasts. Each month duPont REGISTRY shows off one special car or even a group of cars on the cover and then goes into the details of them in the Uncovered section. Below are the recaps for the duPont REGISTRY cover cars of 2017.
"It’s finally here, the new Acura NSX. This new generation of the NSX is powered by a twin-turbocharged V6 engine that is capable of producing 500 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. Additionally, the NSX also receives power from an all-new Sport Hybrid system that adds another 73 horsepower and 70 lb-ft of torque."
"To celebrate 70 years of Ferrari, the Italian brand is doing something remarkably special: creating 70 special edition cars, each paying an homage to the brand’s history. Each of these cars come with a special 70th-anniversary commemorative logo, as well as an ID plate that provides the name of the model that inspired the design of each car."
"Regarded as “The Ultimate Aston Martin,” the One-77 is and will forever be one of the finest English automobiles ever created. While Aston Martin has long been known for their luxury sports cars, the One-77 brought the manufacturer into the supercar realm for the first time."
"Hennessey has just taken the Raptor to a whole new level by adding new axles, additional wheels and a whole lot more. Introducing the Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6. “Our VelociRaptor 6X6 is pure aggression on wheels – all six of them”, said Hennessey on their website."
"Coming in as the latest addition to the BMW M Performance line-up is the all-new 2017 BMW M760i xDrive. This sixth generation 7 Series adds the very first M Performance TwinPower Turbo V12 engine to its offerings."
"The LC is a new flagship 2+2 performance coupe with avant-garde styling achieved through an unprecedented level of cooperation between design and engineering teams. It is the first model on the new Lexus ‘Global Architecture – Luxury’ platform (GA-L), designed for new generations of front engine/rear-wheel drive Lexus models. "
"Every July at duPont REGISTRY, we make sure that we feature cars on the cover of our magazine that represent our country. This month, we have a classic 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird, Yenko Corvette and the brand-new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon."
"The release of this car fits perfectly in Ferrari’s timeline because 70 years ago to this year they released the 125 S, a V12 automobile that would start the Prancing Horse’s history. If the name “Superfast” sounds familiar to you, that’s probably because of the 500 Superfast, which was produced from 1964-66. "
"The man, the myth, the legend, Michael Fux, has ordered and taken delivery of a one-off McLaren 720S that is unlike any other. Ever. In fact, the paint that its wearing? That’s even called “Fux Fuchsia.” This paint was originally created for Fux by Rolls-Royce, and was developed by McLaren Special Operations."
"If you thought hybrid-powered hypercars were just a fad, get ready to be amazed. Instead of adding Formula 1 technology to a production car, Mercedes-AMG turned to their race teams to build what’s essentially a street legal F1 car called the Project ONE. A 1.6-liter V6 is coupled to four electric motors and the latest in battery technology."
"It’s here. The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS has finally been revealed after all of this time and does not disappoint. In fact, the new 911 GT2 RS is the most powerful 911 that Porsche has ever created. The source of this power is the same twin-turbo 3.8-liter flat-six engine founds in the 911 Turbo S. However, Porsche has turned up the power exponentially."