As part of Motor Trend’s annual Best Driver’s Car competition powered by Mothers, we line up the contenders on an airstrip and bask in the glory of horsepower, wheelspin, and launch control. This year, Senior Features Editors Jason Cammisa and Jonny Lieberman give you a quick tour of the 12 competitors before strapping into their insurance-mandated helmets and firesuits and introducing pedal to metal. This year, the contestants are the Acura NSX, Aston Martin V12 Vantage S manual, Audi R8 V10 Plus, BMW M4 GTS, Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE, Dodge Viper ACR, Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R, Jaguar F-Type SVR, McLaren 570S, Mercedes-AMG GT S, Nissan GT-R, and Porsche 911 Carrera S—except for one small addition after Jason realizes Jonny’s Dodge Charger Hellcat is parked nearby.
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Picking the 2016 Motor Trend Best Driver's Car!
This is the eighth running of BDC, Motor Trend’s annual Best Driver’s Car competition powered by Mothers—and the editors agree this was the most difficult contest yet. Join Motor Trend Senior Features Editors Jason Cammisa and Jonny Lieberman and SCCA Hall of Fame race car driver Randy Pobst as they blast their way through this year’s 12 hottest cars. The crew tests the cars on the road then heads to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to test them on the track. Then, of course, they choose a winner.