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  • Oct 13th 2013 at 12:59PM
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Want to see a bunch of awesome performance cars all in one place? Then check out this video of Car magazine's Sports Car Giant Test 2013, in which the UK publication's editors pit 11 of their favorite go-fast machines against one another. The candidates run the gamut of price points and makes, from affordable hot hatches like the Ford Fiesta ST to expensive exotics like the Lamborghini Aventador and Aston Martin Vanquish.

The editors narrowed their picks down to three finalists: the McLaren MP4-12C, Ferrari F12, and Porsche 911 GT3. And in the end, they simply chose the car they all most want to drive. So which one was it? Watch the video below to find out.


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      LLL
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Cayman is superior in every way that's why Porsche castrates it, intentionally, as to not get to close.. Swap that GT3 engine into the Cayman and it's... bye bye GT3.
      Danielus
      • 1 Year Ago
      The F12 would be my number 1 choice, in a heartbeat...
        leo
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Danielus
        me too.. the F12 not only looks about a million bucks better, but the engine note is enough to convince me, not to mention that it does not punish you for daily driving. If track days were in my agenda then i would take the Cayman over the GT3 anyday just due to the manual.
      • 1 Year Ago
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        Matt
        • 1 Year Ago
        I hope the C7 Corvette stingray is part of the mash up. It's defenitely a contender.
      Haji
      • 1 Year Ago
      did we really need that fiesta. sure its a fine car, but obviously it has no chance against supercars that cost nearly 10 times as much.
      FRD
      • 1 Year Ago
      No 458?
      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 1 Year Ago
      I've driven a lot of cars and Aston Martin falls short for the money. It feels super cramped and..,.*sigh*...unrefined. I've driven Ferraris too. Now those are awesome beasts. Never touched a F12. Would live to though. Porsche, not my cup of tea. It is a car that either you like it or you don't. Never drove a McLaren. Looks good. I seen it tested on numerous car shows and it blocks most driver input. Awesome list....though I feel there are some cars missing.
      Jaime Heredia
      • 1 Year Ago
      where the heck is the corvette stingray sure it will take the best car of the year
        Charles Houghton
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jaime Heredia
        This test was done in the UK, the stingray is not on sale here yet.
        thequebecerinfrance
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jaime Heredia
        Because vettes pretty much fall down on their faces in Europe. They are not as good as some would want you to beleive. They are an incredible bargain but Europeans prefer light feeling cars, not brute force cars.
          gtv4rudy
          • 1 Year Ago
          @thequebecerinfrance
          For some reason the Brits in particular. Just pick up one of those English Car magazines to see how they rate their cars.
        MMM
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jaime Heredia
        Not sure it can top others on that list. It is steps above previous model and Viper, but falls short to the best...
      Rampant
      • 1 Year Ago
      How is it that the Caymen, by their own words, is better in some ways and almost as good in all others to the GT3, while costing half as much but it doesn't even make the final cut? Its a perception of value thing, just like the GT-R. When you stack them up against other cars, many of them super cars, they are not the ones you are dying to drive. But when it comes time to throw down real money I'll take his and hers Caymens for my wife and I rather than one *by comparison* over priced and under delivering GT3.
        spam
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Rampant
        It's its 50th anniversary, the 911 was a shoo-in.
        juststudent
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Rampant
        sometimes it went like this: GT3 is almost as good as MP4-12C but Cayman is almost as good as GT3, but 370Z is almost as good as Cayman, but BR-Z is almost as good as 370Z. See? those perception could devolve McLaren discussion into BR-Z. Heck if you could further trade-off sportiness, a Camry would be better value than BR-Z! You wouldn't dying to drive Camry, but it's not over priced and under delivering!
        k_m94
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Rampant
        Sure a GT3 is expensive and a Cayman offers some pretty sweet balance being mid engined and lightweight, but how the hell is a GT3 under delivering compared to a Cayman? Performance? Probably not, I mean a Cayman S is about on par with a base Carrera in terms of performance (and thus a completely different animal to the GT3) and while there's about a $20k difference between a no options Carrera and a no options Cayman S, considering you can add close to $50k to the price of either with all the boxes ticked does it really matter?
          Rob Gomes
          • 1 Year Ago
          @k_m94
          Where the Cayman S shines is value for money. Again, stock, the Cayman S is half the price of a GT3. In the US you're talking $64K versus $131K. For $64K, the Cayman S is an awful lot of sports car.
          RodRAEG
          • 1 Year Ago
          @k_m94
          @Rob Wrong. The C7 Corvette is a lot of sports car for the price. A well optioned Z51 C7 can be had for less than a base plastic interior Cayman S with no options.
          imag
          • 1 Year Ago
          @k_m94
          Agreed, Rob. And everyone knows that if they gave the Cayman the GT3 treatment, it would be a 911 killer. Which is why Porsche won't do it. Instead, they are apparently going to do a mid-engine V8 slotted *above* the 911 and below the 918. Bad news for those of us with limited funds, but smart from a product line perspective.
      Mchicha
      • 1 Year Ago
      These British Magazines are marketing arms of Aston, JRL and Mclaren
      Brodz
      • 1 Year Ago
      How do you beat something a company has been perfecting for 50+ years?
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Jared
      • 1 Year Ago
      Shelby gt500 easily.
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