The Evora's interior is certainly a leap forward from the utilitarian Elise and Exige, but it sometimes falls short on practicality, comfort, and luggage space compared with the rest of this group. All is forgiven, though, on the right stretch of winding road.
The Porsche's posh interior is the only one here that won't make you think twice before offering the boss a ride to work. Our 911's brakes weren't of the optional - and supremely costly - carbon-ceramic variety but still impressed us with their ease of modulation and resistance to fading.
The production-spec Z06 Carbon (ours was a development mule) will come with blacked-out exterior trim as well as a suede-intensive interior. But what really matters to us are the ZR1-spec carbon-ceramic brake rotors, which helped the Z06 stop the shortest in our tests.
The GT-R's cabin is not for troglodytes, what with its video-game-inspired, multifunction display screen. But under all the boy-racer charm lies Infiniti-like, quality materials. The brakes grip hard most of the time but on a few occasions at the track decided not to grab at all.