If YouTube commenters and forum boards ruled the world, a car’s worth would be judged only in Nurburgring lap times, peak horsepower figures, 0-60 mph and quarter-mile times, and so on. But do those metrics automatically make one car the world’s best car for driving enthusiasts?
Motor Trend rounded up nine sports cars — the Lamborghini Aventador, McLaren MP4-12C, Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series, Jaguar XKR-S, Nissan GT-R, Ford Shelby GT500, Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, Subaru BRZ, and Porsche 911 Carrera S – and tested them on both road and track (Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, to be exact). The goal: to find the car, according to MT senior features editor Jonny Lieberman, you’d be “most likely to wake up at 6 am on a Sunday morning, and take on your favorite winding road.”
Over the course of a week, MT subjected each of the nine contenders to some of California’s most curvaceous back roads, along with hot laps at Laguna Seca at the hands of pro racing driver Randy Pobst. Which car emerges as the top dog? Do lap times or horsepower ratings factor into the final decision? Watch the overview below – but do make sure you have a full half-hour to spare.
Source: Motor Trend