Drivers who want to call attention to their ride, make a statement or who just love red have several choices among 2017 cars. Most are sports cars, sporty sedans or convertibles.
Personally, I’ve never owned a red car. (It’s not my color.) But I did drive a company car for a few months with a two-tone red and white paint scheme. My neighbors referred to it as a pizza wagon. I couldn’t wait to get rid of it.
There was also a magenta metallic full-size 4×4 that I contemplated purchasing after driving it as a company vehicle for the required period. I’m glad I didn’t, as my fondness for the color quickly waned.
Car color preference is purely subjective, but red does admirably lend itself to speed and sportiness more than hauling groceries and construction supplies.
Here’s my list of the nine hottest 2017 cars in red.
2017 Chevrolet Corvette – With a starting price of $55,450, the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray in red is a sight to behold. The 2017 Corvette Grand Sport, with a $65,450 starting price, has the racing spirit of the original 1963 model, says Chevrolet. And the 650-horsepower, 0-60 mph in 2.95 seconds 2017 Corvette Z06 is a world-class supercar that starts at $79,450.
2017 Chevrolet Camaro – Anyone looking for a sporty coupe with sharp handling, great styling, multiple engine options, powerful acceleration, smooth ride, lots of standard equipment and good value must check out the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro. Starting price is $25,905. Arriving in fall 2016 is the supercharged powerhouse Camaro ZL1, with 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. Simply put, the ZL1 is the most powerful Camaro ever built. Choose from a standard 6-speed manual transmission with rev matching or optional, all-new paddle-shift 10-speed automatic.
2017 Ford Mustang – Although it basically carries over from 2016 unchanged, the 2017 Ford Mustang offers consumers looking for a sporty coupe or convertible a lot for the money. Especially in red, the Mustang simply screams for attention. Multiple engine choices, from a turbocharged four-cylinder to V6 and growling V8s, the Mustang also features numerous interior upgrades to make this powerful street coupe a civilized ride. While the back seat is skimpy, most Mustang buyers won’t mind. That’s not why they buy this sporty coupe that’s been a hot-seller for decades. Available in 10 models, starting prices range from $24,915 to $62,070.
2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class – Available in four models, the SL450, SL550, AMG SL63 and AMG SL65, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class roadster with its retractable hardtop is a magnificent sight in red. Powerful, technologically advanced, its sleek lines perfectly sculpted, the SL-Class offers high-end performance in a luxurious package. Pricing starts at $86,950 for the SL450 roadster, up to $219,850 starting price for the AMG SL65 roadster.
2017 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe – Exceptional handling, powerful engines, luxuriously trimmed cabin and outstanding performance have long been Porsche hallmarks. The 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera S coupe is no exception. It makes a bold statement in red, to be true, and delivers stunning 0-60 mph performance of 4.1 seconds from its 420-horsepower 3.0-liter 6-cylinder twin-turbo boxer engine and manual transmission. The 911 Carrera S has a starting price of $103,4.00. But there are eight models of Porsche 911 Carrera to choose from, beginning with the base model at $89,400 to the Carrera 4S Cabriolet from $122,600.
2017 Jaguar F-TYPE – Refinement, performance, comfort and luxury in one stunning looking sports car. That’s the 2017 Jaguar F-TYPE, available in coupe or convertible with a total of 14 models. The base F-TYPE starts at $61,400, powered by a 340-horsepower supercharged V6. The F-TYPE S convertible starts at $79,100 and is powered by a 390-horsepower supercharged V6. The F-TYPE R, starting at $105,400, gets a 550-horsepower supercharged V8, while the F-TYPE SVR, starting at $125,950, is powered by a 575-horsepower supercharged V8.
2017 BMW M6 – Available in M6 coupe, M6 Gran Coupe and M6 convertible, the 2017 BMW M6 line is nothing if not outstanding in the way of performance, style, luxury and pride of ownership. In stop-me-red color, the M6 makes a lasting impression. Prices for M6 coupe begin at $113,700, while the M6 Gran Coupe starts at $117,500 and the M6 convertible at $120,000. Power for each comes from the 560-horsepower 4.1-liter BMW M TwinPower turbo V8.
2017 Ferrari 488 GTB – With new 3.9-liter turbocharged V8 engine, the 2017 Ferrari 488 GTB (and 488 Spider) makes 660 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and 560 pound-feet of torque at 3,000 rpm. Zero to 60 mph in the GTB is accomplished effortlessly in less than three seconds. With a starting price in the arena of $249,150, the Ferrari 488 GTB isn’t for every buyer, but for those with deep pockets, it’s worth a look. No mistaking that red anywhere.
2017 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat – It’s the fastest off-the-line sedan ever built, says Dodge of the 2017 Charger SRT Hellcat. The supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI SRT Hellcat V8 engine delivers a mind-blowing 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. While other colors are available, it only makes sense to sit behind the wheel of a red one. Starting price for the Charger SRT Hellcat is $67,645. Add a few options and you’ll be north of $70k in no time.
Are there a few 2017 cars missing here? Likely so, but this list should be enough to satisfy any red car aficionado. I’d say it’s impossible to go wrong with any of these fine automobiles.