From pitching a rallycross car against a bike and an Ariel Atom to hot hatch group tests and drifting supercars, 2013 has seen some incredible videos on
17 December 2013

This year has seen the launch of some incredible new cars, and with Autocar producing more industry-leading videos than ever, here's a roundup of the most popular of 2013.

Ariel Atom V8 vs 600bhp rallycross Citroen DS3 vs BMW HP4 superbike drag race

Three of the most extreme vehicles to grace Autocar ever went head-to-head at Bruntingthorpe. And our sortie confirmed that, in the wet, an Ariel Atom is no match for one of the fastest superbikes on sale.

Audi R8 V10 Plus vs Ducati Diavel: 0-150-0mph

It's time for a drag race. So, which is faster, the Audi R8 V10 Plus or Ducati Diavel superbike?

Range Rover v Porsche Cayenne drag racing off road

We know the Porsche Cayenne Turbo is not just fast for an SUV. It is fast, full stop. But can it beat the mighty new Range Rover on the rough stuff? All it took was an off-road course to find out.

Mercedes A45 AMG vs Volkswagen Golf GTI vs BMW M135i - hot hatch mega test

We took the Mercedes A45 AMG to our favourite Welsh test route to meet the best hot hatches on sale. We know the Merc is hugely fast, but could it outhandle the Golf GTI and BMW M135i?

Mercedes A45 AMG driven flat out

The A45 was undoubtedly one of the standout moments of 2013. And with 335bhp, four-wheel drive and a claimed 4.6sec 0-62 time, it’s not hard to see why. Sutters took to the track to see if it could stake a claim to being the world’s first hyper-hatch.

Geneva motor show 2013

This year’s Geneva show was a homage to horsepower, with Ferrari showing its LaFerrari alongside Lamborghini’s Veneno, Rolls-Royce Wraith, Porsche 911 GT3 and, arguably the star of the show, McLaren’s P1.

Mercedes G63 AMG 6x6 - 536bhp, 6WD

Four-wheel drive not enough for you? AMG clearly thought so and shoehorned the G63 AMG’s running gear into a six-wheel drive G Wagen developed for the Australian military. Not a bad way to spend £380k.

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta flat-out

When Ferrari phone, offering a drive in an F12, you can’t really turn it down. And so Sutcliffe headed to Italy to sample the delights of the fastest front engine, rear-drive car ever to be made.

Lamborghini Aventador Roadster review

The Aventador Roadster is one of the finest cars Lamborghini has ever made. With extraordinary looks and a bombastic engine it turns more heads than almost any other car, even in Miami. And a 690bhp V12 helps too.

Maserati Quattroporte vs Jaguar XJ

The Quattroporte is one half or Maserati’s product offensive. But in producing a big, luxury saloon, it has to take on our class favourite, the Jaguar XJ. Can Italian charm beat the Jaguar’s superior ride? Sutters investigates.

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