17 October 2014
Feature

The daunting Castle Combe circuit in Wiltshire plays host to our quest to determine the most entertaining and capable machine of the year. New cars from Ferrari, BMW, Porsche, Jaguar, McLaren and many more are put through their paces on road and track to decide the outright winner, and our judges explain which cars impressed them most.

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17 October 2014
...I'd disagree with anything on the video but one thing that did stand out was the horrid noise coming out of the Atom. That supercharger whine would quickly drive you to madness...


17 October 2014
For all my grumping during the year, this issue of the Magazine and this video are for me, absolutely the pinnacle of Autocar's year, congratulations ! Really surprised the Woking built car was so roundly beaten, but as a 981 owner, very happy that my relatively humble car ( price wise ) came out in front of it too ! Oh for a 981 with some real horsepower ?

17 October 2014
Speciale is truly leaps and bounds above the others. They didn't even consider 650S among the best, and they were all British. And some people were saying Ferrari was afraid to give a Speciale to be compared against 650S. I hope they got their answer. Just because Ferrari don't see many of these occasions as special and won't give a car does not mean anything. Simply just that Ferrari don't see the occasion worthy of their cars. It's not like they need any advertisement.

Dan

19 October 2014
You honestly think that was anything close to a stock Speciale?

18 October 2014
Great video Steve, great images, and really good commentary. But, if I could just ask, might we be able to loose the 'Christ its fast' exclamation. I know that these cars take the breath away, and being a serious petrol headnI love the look on your face , the noise of the engine, and the driving attitude of the cars, but also as a serious follower of the aforementioned 'Christ' I would be grateful of not needing to misuse his name, even though such cars are the closest thing to heaven for me.

Thanks for your understanding.

Love the cars, Ferrari sounds amazing, atom looks a complete riot, although that noise would do my head in after a very short while. Gutted to see the Alfa not hit the spot. Curious to see what you all thought of the BMW i8.

19 October 2014
Come off it mate. If you don't like that sort of thing, don't watch the videos. Get to church, it's Sunday.

20 October 2014
Thanks Matty,...i was at church. Where were you? I was waiting for you.

18 October 2014
Shamefully fast, these cars. Almost a sin!

19 October 2014
Have a word mate. Do you go round all day picking people up every time somebody exclaims 'Good God', 'Heavens above' or 'Jesus wept' etc. It's 2014 ffs. You sound like somebody from the dark ages. You even shot yourself in the foot by saying that these cars were the closest thing to heaven for you. I hope the main man wasn't listening!

20 October 2014
Regarding my use of heaven ....its called irony.

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