Ten of the year’s best handlers go head-to-head: watch the videos
5 September 2007

This week’s Autocar magazine is an unmissable one; it’s our annual Best Handling Car issue. We've taken the 10 best driver’s cars of 2007 and pitted them against each other on a 1.41-mile dry track, a twisty 0.77-mile wet track and on the road; it’s the most comprehensive performance group test Autocar has ever produced. And the winner might just surprise you.BMW’s new M3, the Lotus 2-Eleven, Porsche's 911 GT3 RS and Lamborghini's LP640 were all part of the three-day speed fest, held at and around MotorSport Vision’s Bedford Autodrome circuit. Also tested were Porsche’s Cayman S, Renault’s Megane R26, Mercedes' SLK55 AMG Black Series and a Mercedes C350 Sport. A Ford Mondeo 2.5T was even in the hunt; see our gallery for pictures of the runners.Audi’s excellent R8 ended up beating all-comers to the honours, with its combination of an excellent chassis, incredible traction in all weather, and fine everday usability. For the full breakdown of figures, get Autocar magazine, out today.We’ve also got video on every single entrant in the Best Driver’s Car of 2007, plus footage showing how we sorted the best from the rest: click the links below to watch each one.

Britain's Best Driver's Car 2007: Introduction10th: Mercedes SLK55 AMG Black Series9th: Ford Mondeo 2.5T8th: Mercedes C3507th: Renaultsport Megane R266th: BMW M35th: Lamborghini Murcielago LP6404th: Porsche Cayman S3rd: Lotus 2-Eleven2nd: Porsche 911 GT3 RS1st: Audi R8PLUS: Best Driver’s Car 2007: the verdict, on video

Our Verdict

Ford Mondeo 2007-2014

The Ford Mondeo is a fine car in most areas. The family hatch is still a class leader even as its replacement nears

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