17 October 2014

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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papagomp 20 October 2014

@ cobnapint

Apart from being labelled a dweller of the Middle ages by Cobnapint, just because I happen to mention a language issue, (wow - its not like I disagreed about anything else), I have to say that this is one of the best Autocar videos of late, shame not to have an Aston there, but I cannot help feeling it would have been very low in the pecking order. Surprised at the Mac not making the cut, it is supposed to be a lot better than the MP4 12C.

As I said before, gutted about the Alfa, it looks so good as well.

KeithE 20 October 2014

Cayman GTS gear ratios

Richard Bremner makes a point about the Cayman that the gearing seems too tall. In my 981 Boxster with the 7-speed PDK gearbox, although the final drive is tall (to allow an 'overdrive' cruising 7th, which is very much an extra ratio) gears 1-6 are closer stacked and feel well chosen. Could it be then that, assuming the test car had a manual 'box, the choice of final drive ratio (the same for both manual and PDK?) has been chosen to suit the PDK's 7 ratios.
Peter Cavellini 19 October 2014

OH my!!!!

Good video,plenty of unbiased opinion,not an unexpected result though,i'd have liked to have heard why the super car of the moment(the 650S) was so crap compared to the top three?.