2017’s hottest: 12 cars we’re looking forward to this year

1) Bugatti Chiron

Let’s start with the numbers car. The one with nigh-on 1,500bhp, four turbos, a top speed on the ‘oh my goodness gracious’ side of 260mph and very possibly the most expensive car in the world once Bugatti’s clientele have specified which particular sea mammal’s skin they’d like draped over the seats. But beneath the garnish and the top trumps, the Chiron looks like a stunning piece of kit, a son of Veyron that’s more powerful, more aerodynamically efficient and several hundred per cent better looking than its legendary dad. We thought the Veyron was the car no machine would ever be able to follow. In 2017, we’ll discover if that’s correct or not…