Only one can win, so which car is our early front runner?
Every year Motor Trend performs a massive comparison test to decide which new model is the best driver's car on sale. Last year, the Mercedes AMG GT took home the crown after someone spoiled the results one week early with a tweet. This year, the AMG GT is back to defend its crown against some stiff competition. We love the AMG GT, but we don't know if it will be able to go back-to-back as Best Driver's Car. Unlike a normal comparison test, this competition is all about driving pleasure, not just lap times. So what new cars will be competing?
This years test includes the McLaren 570S, Acura NSX, BMW M4 GTS, Audi R8, Porsche 911, Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 R, Jaguar F-Type, Aston Martin V12 Vantage S, Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Viper ACR, Nissan GT-R and the former champ, the AMG GT.
It is hard to predict a winner before any tests have been conducted, but we will do our best to try and think like the testing crew at Motor Trend. The GT-R, R8, F-Type, and NSX are all very fast, but we doubt that any of them will win because they are all a bit detached as driver's cars. The American trio of the Viper, Shelby, and Camaro might not win because they might lack the precision that Motor Trend likes to see in this competition. The Aston Martin is a wonderful testament to the manual transmission, but probably isn't precise enough to win. We think that this competition will come down to the McLaren, the BMW, the AMG, and the Porsche. From there, we are struggling to pick a winner.
The M4 GTS may be a little too hardcore to win this and the AMG GT may not be able to match the balance of the 570S and the 911. Do you agree with our picks for this competition, or do you think that another car will end up winning? Let us know in the comments.