First Drive: 2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG

This field is shoulder-to-shoulder with strong competition like never before. Our initial instincts tell us that the E63 AMG – particularly with the optional Performance Package – will be tough to beat for all-around excellence.

Video: McLaren MP4-12C celebrates second-quickest Power Lap time on Top Gear

McLaren's MP4-12C scored a 1:16.2 lap time, and thoroughly trounced the 458's 1:19.1 at the Top Gear test track.