There's no shortage of automotive publications seeking to crown their own Car of the Year. And of course, each has their own criteria on which to base their decision. But for performance parameters, Evo does a more impressive job than most.

The British car mag does away with the minivans and the crossovers and focuses only on high performance machinery – regardless of price point – so when it comes down to naming the Evo Car of the Year, they have no trouble assembling the best driving machines that have come out in the past twelve months. Naming just one winner, though, is another matter entirely.

This year, the Evo team brought the very best the industry has to offer down to Portugal's Portimao circuit, and the crop of nominees was something to behold: You'll have to pick up the latest issue to find out which driving machine won out over such distinguished rivals, but we'll ask you: Based on what you know about these cars, which do you think should win? Follow the jump to watch the drool-worthy video footage and cast your vote in our poll.

Which of these cars would you vote for as EVO Car of the Year?
Aston Martin V8 Vantage S 141 (3.2%)
BMW 1 Series M Coupe 577 (13.2%)
BMW M5 346 (7.9%)
Ferrari FF 360 (8.2%)
Jaguar XKR-S 82 (1.9%)
Lamborghini Aventador 1181 (27.0%)
Lotus Elise Club Racer 92 (2.1%)
McLaren MP4-12C 635 (14.5%)
Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 688 (15.7%)
Porsche Cayman R 169 (3.9%)
Renaultsport Megane 265 Trophy 108 (2.5%)

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    • 1 Second Ago
      Ridhwan Kasim
      • 3 Years Ago
      GT3 RS 4.0 FTW...
      • 3 Years Ago
      GT3 RS 4.0 because racecar. and because it's the last of the old school.
      • 3 Years Ago
      "few crys and pleading emails laters, BMW shipped us an M5" well i'm obviously working in the wrong profession.
      • 3 Years Ago
      No pagani huayra?
      • 3 Years Ago
      should have put a clip in with all the contenders on the grid and having all of them startup at the same time....
      • 3 Years Ago
      I've been reading EVO long enough to know that the GT3 is probably going to take it. I remember when their COTY test actually used to be worth the time it took you to read it. Lately its become an asskissing forum for the 911.
      • 3 Years Ago
      All the people crying about the 458 not being included, it had it's chance last year, and didn't win.
      • 3 Years Ago
      missin a few good cars. But I would pick out of the Jag and GT3
      Carbon Fibre
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wohooee! As I thought. Either Aventador of McLaren. All around of course, both have their peeves according o journalistic tv shows but hell, any of them are glorious.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'll be damned if a 500HP NA Flat 6 is not the victor in this or any group. That car is beyond a doubt the sexiest tarmac tool I have seen. Thank you Porsche for building it.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ferrari FF, because it's the first Ferrari that has a consistent design language.
        • 3 Years Ago
        If by "a consistent design language" you mean the whole car is consistently ugly from front to back, then you'd be correct.
      • 3 Years Ago
      4.0 is probably the best (road legal) track machine money can buy at the moment but the Aventador is just too epic in all of its aspects.
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