22 November 2016

Every autumn we set out to name Britain's Best Driver's Car in our annual new sports car extravaganza. Last year the Ferrari 488 GTB saw off all comers to gain the title. 

This year the 488 GTB is invited back as reigning champion and goes up against 10 all-new sports cars including the Porsche 911 RAston Martin GT8Honda NSX, and McLaren 675 LT. Watch the following to find out what we think of each competitor. Feel free to leave your opinion below, too.

PART 1 - Ferrari 488 GTB

Watch as we put the Ferrari 488 GTB through its paces. It's a year older now, so the competition should be stronger. Will it maintain its title?

PART 2 - Honda NSX

The Honda NSX is back, and has come to stake its claim on the Britain's Best Driver's Car title. You'll have to watch the video to find out what we think of it, but its appearance here means it's made quite an impression.

PART 3 - Porsche 718 Cayman S

A change of name betrays the fact that the Porsche Cayman has kept its best attribute - it's a hoot to drive. It has a deliciously good chassis, but these days only a four-cylinder engine. How will it get on?

PART 4 - McLaren 570S

The 570S is McLaren’s idea of an approachable sports car, although it's still one that has 563bhp and a carbon fibre tub. Has this mid-engined marvel got what it takes to be our favourite car of the year?


This is the BMW M2. It has a sweet front-engined balance and a brawny six-cylinder engine under its shapely bonnet. Will that be enough to make it our favourite driver’s car of the year?

PART 6 - Aston Martin Vantage GT8

This is the Aston Martin GT8, which has a spectacular naturally-aspirated V8 engine that makes a noise to die for. We recommend turning this one up. Is there a better-sounding production V8?

PART 7 - McLaren 675 LT

This is the Mclaren 675 LT Spider, the 'long tail' inspired by the race version of the McLaren F1. With a devilish 666bhp it's the most powerful car at this year's event, but will that make it one to remember around the Anglesey race track?

PART 8 - Porsche 911R

With, effectively, a 911 GT3 RS engine in a GT3 chassis, all mated to a brilliant manual gearbox, can the 911 R be our favourite car of the year?


It all comes down to this; watch the epic grand finale now to find out which car will be crowned Autocar's best driver's car of the year.

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Ofir 14 November 2016

vantage the most appealing

The Aston is the most appealing of the lot even if its not the most complete car.
Peter Cavellini 9 November 2016

Well, to be honest.........

For the money,on day to day public roads,why would you part with a six figure sum when for in the low five figure you can have this?