Our men couldn’t agree, but their argument's definitely fun to watch
12 December 2007

In the build up to the new year, it’s only right to take stock. For Autocar, that means looking back over the twelve months that are currently drawing to a close, and giving thanks for the great new cars they have brought us. And this year in particular, it meant choosing five of the best cars of 2007, driving them to a foggy Welsh hillside and having a blazing row.As part of our Class of ’07 feature, Autocar writers Chris Harris, Steve Sutcliffe, Jamie Corstorphine, Andrew Frankel, Matt Prior and Mike Duff had to chose the car they’ve been most impressed with this year, and then take it to our rendezvous point in the Welsh mountains and convince the rest of the group that it’s the best overall.As you’ll read in Autocar magazine this week, the boys chose a Mercedes CLK63 AMG Black Series, a Porsche 911 GT3 RS, a Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead, an Audi R8, a Lotus 2-Eleven and a Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi to argue over. Never let it be said that 2007 wasn’t an interesting year.Follow the links below to watch the Class of ’07 on video.

Click here to watch Matt Prior on the Lotus 2-ElevenClick here to watch Steve Sutcliffe on the Porsche 911 GT3 RSClick here to watch Mike Duff on the Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCiClick here to watch Jamie Corstorphine on the Rolls-Royce Phantom DropheadClick here to watch Andrew Frankel on the Audi R8Finally, click here to watch Chris Harris on the Mercedes CLK63 AMG Black Series… and to witness our men agreeing to disagree

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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13 December 2007

What about the Ferrari F430 Scuderia?

13 December 2007

The third generation Honda FCX.

Hydrogen fuel cell technology goes into production next year - this is the future of the car and is something truely innovative.

It might not handle or go like a Ferrari but it will spawn a generation of cars that do.

13 December 2007

[quote Kee Law]

Or maybe Autocar aren't quite so BMW-biased after all...


Or maybe they are taking the hint!

For me the Audi R8 is a land mark car, if only for Audi to show they do have the ability to make a great handling performance car. But all the cars in your final few are performance oriented, why?

Does a car have to be fast to be the greatest car of 2007?

What about the other cars Autocar raved about this year? New Mondeo, i30, get my drift.

13 December 2007

I dont think 2007 was really much of a memorable year for cars. Nothing springs to mind really. I guess id probably say something like the Cee'd, simply because its proved that that part of the world can bang together a decent motor. It may not be glamerous, but im not going to say something like a reventon when only 100 rich bastards are ever going to drive them.

13 December 2007

A little surprised at Monkey's choice of tart-Merc. I always thought he was a man of impeccable taste. Tends to reinforce the idea that 2007 was not a legendary year.

13 December 2007

[quote Jon Hardcastle]

What about the other cars Autocar raved about this year? New Mondeo, i30, get my drift.


Before anyone else points it out to me, I see the Mondeo is included. Doh.

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