Another lap around the sun is almost complete. We’re thankful for our fans and our dealers who keep the lights on, and for the ability to enjoy to share our experiences via Social Media to our friends around the world.
Thanks to our SEO team, we’re consistently at the top of most car inquiries. Naturally, this drives traffic to the world’s best resource for exotic cars for sale. One of the sharpest tools in our arsenal is our analytics, so we have compiled the top 10 cars searches of the year. Every car has its own page, that offers several ways to contact the seller, we count those as inquiries. A phone call is still the most popular, but some private sellers will only have email.
Last but not least, we still have a few old-timers who want an engraved inquiry in iambic pentameter. Inquires happen 24/7 from around the globe, and from 1 anonymous person in Antarctica. We’ll compile those statistics closer to the 1st of the year; So sit back and relax then tell us your favorite car from the list below.
10. Ferrari F12berlinetta
This one is a no-brainer. Ferrari has been building the F12berlinetta since 2012, and Maranello will build it exactly to your specifications. When you consider it makes 730 horsepower without turbos or hybrid complexities, the big V12 is a symphony at 8,300 rpm.
9. Lamborghini Aventador SV
You will see it twice on this list for good reason. The Aventador SV takes no prisoners and it offers no apologies. SV stands for Super Veloce, or “Super Speed” in Italian. Not just a body kit, it has more power, less weight, and rear wheel steering. The magnetic suspension offers the best of both world: comfort and uncompromising grip.
8. Ford Mustang
With the return of the turbocharged 4-cylinder, Ford fans have been flexing their EcoBoost mileage at everyone. The Flat Rock Assembly Plant turned out no less than 105,000 Mustangs last year, so you can’t argue with sales of that magnitude.
7. Porsche 911 Turbo S
Everyone needs 580 horsepower and All Wheel Drive! The Turbo S has been king of the Porsche 911 series for years. This year they took us behind the scenes with the Exclusive Series to show us their unrivaled attention to detail. The new Dynamic boost function keeps the turbos spinning by cutting fuel and leaving the throttle open. This means turbo lag is eliminated during spirited driving.
6. Ferrari 458
As the last naturally aspirated V8, Ferrari fans have flocked to find their own 458. The coupes (458 Italia) were the basis for Speciale and Aperta versions which offer 597 horsepower at 9,000 rpm. It is also the final V8 powered car to wear a Pininfarina body, marking the end of an era for Ferrari designs.
A significant majority of our readers have owned some flavor of Porsche 911. Making 500 horsepower from a 4.0-liter flat-six is incredible, and it only has 3,155 lbs to push around. The wide body makes use of carbon fiber and magnesium panels, and the solid motor mounts allow you feel everything on your way to 9,000 rpm.
4. Chevrolet Corvette
America’s first sports car turns 65 in 2018, but the model-year will be shortened to make way for the return of the king. The Corvette 2019 ZR1 is a 755 horsepower beast at a bargain price. Chevy’s most powerful car ever, it offers 715 lb-ft of torque to a 7-speed stick or 8-speed automatic transmission.
3. Lamborghini Aventador
Because the SV is simply too powerful for most, the Lamborghini Aventador in normal form is a popular choice. The cockpit is one piece of carbon fiber which makes it light & strong. It is the basis for the SV, Veneno, and the Centenario, along with the targa top roadsters.
2. Ferrari 488
The latest and greatest from Maranello uses a 3.9 liter V8 and twin turbos to make 660 horsepower and 560 lb-ft of torque. Offered as a coupe (GTB) and convertible (Spider), the 488 has equal-length headers that feed into twin-scroll turbines, each with lightweight alloy internals.
1. Lamborghini Huracan
It was a close race between the top two, but our most searched car of 2017 was the Lamborghini Huracan. It doesn’t use forced induction or a carbon fiber chassis, it is a big V10 offered in 5 flavors. Choose from coupe or Spyder, rear or All Wheel Drive, or the Performante if you are chasing lap records. The comfortable cruiser will transform into a raging bull at a moment’s notice. Arriving in an LP640-4 is like showing up to an indoor range with a 50 cal.
Each one of these cars is a story unto itself, so click on their links to find your next ride. We’ll see you in 2018, Happy Holidays from all of us at duPont REGISTRY.