At Auto Categorical we delight ourselves on bringing you the most effective phrases, photos and video in terms of vehicles. 2017 has been a classic 12 months for all three however a very golden period for the latter.
Our movies racked up slightly below 26 million views on our YouTube channel and have been watched for over 66 million minutes. Even amongst this mountain of nice video content material, nevertheless, some movies stood out and right here we’re celebrating our prime 10 hottest movies of 2017.
Under you’ll discover our biggest video hits of the 12 months with every part from tense monitor battles and information movies on a number of the 12 months’s largest new automobile launches to opinions on some extremely influential and unique steel. Ford’s GT, Ferrari’s 812 Superfast, the McLaren 720S and the brand new London Taxi all characteristic so there must be one thing for everybody.
We’ve ranked the movies by the variety of views they’ve obtained in 2017 alone so it’s an excellent indication of what’s been sizzling on the Auto Categorical web site and YouTube channel over the course of the 12 months. For extra nice free movies bear in mind to subscribe to Auto Categorical on YouTube now…
The highest 10 hottest automobile movies of 2017
1. New Vary Rover Velar: early in-depth look into Vary Rover’s new coupe SUV
Views: 1.1 million
Vary Rover’s new coupe-SUV, the Velar, was revealed again in March 2017. We have been privileged to have a correct look across the all-new SUV in prototype kind for our prime performing video of the 12 months.
2. New Lamborghini Aventador S overview: is the massive Lambo now a correct drivers automobile?
Simply in case the usual Lamborghini Aventador was beginning to really feel a bit old-hat, the sensational S mannequin was launched and we drove it in February 2017. On the transfer it makes big steps ahead, and on the attention it is extra stunning than ever. However then at £277,000 earlier than choices you’d need it to be one thing particular.
three. Vary Rover Velar overview: has Jaguar Land Rover nonetheless obtained the Midas contact?
The whole lot Jaguar Land Rover touches appears to show to gold. However with such award-winning success and gross sales development to match, the expectation from every new launch grows. In July 2017 we obtained the possibility to drive all-new Vary Rover Velar to see if the corporate nonetheless had Midas contact and the ensuing overview video gained the Velar one in every of two entries in prime movies of 2017 listing.
four. McLaren 720S overview – 710bhp supercar is faster than the P1
In isolation, the McLaren 720S is an distinctive achievement, however as a alternative for the already-excellent 650S it’s nothing wanting extraordinary – one more superb leap for a model that appears to have come a really good distance in a comparatively quick house of time. By no means earlier than has a lot velocity, high quality, refinement and leisure been accessible underneath only one roof and our overview video on the brand new automobile from Could 2017 went down a storm with readers.
5. Nissan GT-R vs Mercedes-AMG GT R: would the true GTR please arise?
Two vehicles, one title and a complete lot of horsepower. We pitched the Nissan GT-R and the Mercedes-AMG GT-R right into a collection of monitor checks designed to resolve as soon as and for all which GTR is the best. The video from August 2017 completes our prime 5 finest movies of the 12 months.
6. New Ford GT overview – is Le Mans racer too brutal for the highway?
The model new Ford GT supercar is sensational to drive on a circuit, boasting as a lot drama and velocity as you’ll ever encounter from a automobile that’s licensed to be used on the highway. Designed in secret from a pure-bred Le Mans racer, it’s composed, brutal and thrilling – but it surely’s not as refined because it might (or ought to) be on the highway. Regardless of such reservations, although, you’ll be able to’t assist however fall in love with the newest GT. Its appears and engine are greater than sufficient to win you over – even when finally it’s little greater than a road-legal Le Mans automobile at coronary heart. Our time with the GT in Could 2017 was extraordinary.
7. New Bentley Continental GT overview – the most effective grand tourer ever?
Bentley revealed its newest Continental GT in November 2017, a automobile which it claims is 100 per cent new. And the massive information was that it shares its underpinnings with the newest Porsche Panamera. Bentley’s engineers have been concerned at floor stage with their Porsche equivalents through the automobile’s growth, so they might dictate precisely which elements they have been going to finish up with. And that, say the oldsters at Bentley, has made an unlimited distinction to the standard of the tip product. We took to the monitor to search out out if the Conti was as much as scratch.
eight. Ferrari 812 Superfast overview: 789bhp tech fest is pure Ferrari magic
When tasked with changing a automobile just like the superior Ferrari F12, your creation must be two issues: very thrilling and just a bit bit scary. The F12 was such an enormous leap forwards over its predecessor, the 599, that it was arduous to imagine a whole mannequin evolution hadn’t gone lacking someplace. But 5 years later the brand new 211mph 812 Superfast is upon us, boasting an unbelievable 789bhp from its 6.5-litre V12 engine and sufficient new technical tips to bamboozle each Magic Circle member. In June 2017 we drove it and that is the outcome.
9. New Land Rover Discovery overview: is it nonetheless the king on and off highway?
The fifth-generation Discovery is extra refined than ever, whereas the addition of four-cylinder diesel energy has opened up the model’s huge SUV to a brand new group of patrons on the lookout for decrease working prices mixed with the flexibility of an upmarket seven-seat 4×4. Right here the Disco excels, whereas it’s imperious off-road, too. Consider some sensible new expertise and it’s a really succesful package deal certainly. Our February 2017 overview clocked up almost 180ok views.
10. New London Taxi overview – how does the LEVC TX fare?
Contemplating its significance to the material of London life, it’s outstanding there have solely ever been a handful of taxi fashions constructed solely for the Capital. The story could be loosely boiled down two three fashions – the Austin FX3 of 1949, adopted by the 1958 FX4 (which turned the Fairway in 1989) and the TX1 launched in 1997. This new TX, although, is well the most important step-change and we drove it in December 2017.
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