A lot of cars have been tested in the 25 years of Britain’s Best Driver’s Car, ranging from the efficient Audi A2 to the quad-turbocharged Bugatti EB110. Here are the facts and figures, and most memorable moments, from past handling events.
Number of cars to attend BBDC since 1989
Most successful manufacturers
Porsche - nine wins
Lotus - four wins
Ferrari - three wins
Mazda, Honda - two wins
Lamborghini, Noble, Audi, Nissan, Toyota - one win
Notable no wins - BMW, Mercedes and Jaguar, all of which have yet even to get a car into the top three
Most powerful participant
Ferrari F12 (730bhp)
Least powerful participant
Audi A2 1.4 (75bhp)
Winning cars by engine location
Front engine - 8 wins
Mid engine - 12 wins
Rear engine - 5 wins (all 911s)
Front, rear or all-wheel drive?
Front drive - 0 wins. Best result: Ford Focus RS with 3rd in 2002.
Rear drive - 21 wins
Four-wheel drive - 4 wins. In 2008, 1st, 2nd and 3rd went to 4WD cars.
Natural aspiration or forced induction?
Natural aspiration by 21 wins to four
Open or closed bodywork?
Closed, by 21 wins to four
The perfect formula?
A closed, mid-engined, rear drive, naturally aspirated Porsche. Or, put another way, a Cayman.
Most popular locations (not including 2014)
Five visits - Goodwood
Four visits - Rockingham
Three visits - Castle Combe and Bedford Autodrome