• Porsche 991 repeats as MotorTrend's Best Driver's Car, 911 Carrera 4S wins 2013 competition

      Very impressive result for the Porsche 911 C4S which wins the 2013 MotorTrend Best Driver's Car Competition beating out the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series. The Carrera 4S had the 5th best laptime of the competition (laptimes listed below) but the competition is based on which car is the best to drive not which is the quickest around the track. For the second year in a row, the 991 generation Porsche 911 is deemed the best in this respect.

      Check out the comments from the judges and video below. The 911 continues to show the world it is one of the best sports cars ever made.

      Kong: "The 911 urges you to beat on it. You feel the urge to push the accelerator and brake pedals hard, pull the paddle shifters hard, and bend into that corner a little faster than the previous run."

      Lieberman: "It's just an incredible machine to drive. I kept thinking to myself, 'This is the big boy Porsche.' If you need proof at just how outstandingly good the 911 is, this year's Carrera 4S gains weight compared to last year's 2WD model, yet lapped Laguna faster (1:39.19 versus 1:39.30)."

      Martinez: "The harmony between chassis, suspension, engine, and dual-clutch transmission is uncanny." Kiino: "When I said the Cayman S left me wanting more, I guess I was talking about the 911."

      Lago: "The difference between writing in cursive and printing. Feels repeatable; lap after lap, I can improve and be consistent. Feels like a car I could learn for a long time, like the start of a great, long relationship."

      Loh: "The most unstoppable, confidence-inspiring vehicle I've driven yet."

      Burgess: "A couple of times, the person behind me was catching up to me. At first, I took this as a condemnation of my driving, but then I realized that everyone catching me was driving the 911. After that, I never got in line with the 911 behind me, and no one caught up."

      Jurnecka: "This car is unflappable at any half-sane speed. There's just too much here to exploit fully on the road."

      Randy: "I hate to use the word 'driver's' car, but that's what comes to my mind after having just driven it. The 911 is just so much better on the race rack than anything else we have here."

      1. Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series - 1:35.03
      2. SRT Viper - 1:36.43
      3. Nissan GT-R Track Pack - 1:36.63
      4. Audi R8 V10 Plus - 1:38.70
      5. Porsche 911 Carrera 4S - 1:39.19
      6. BMW M6 - 1:40.52
      7. Aston Martin Vanquish - 1:40.71
      8. Jaguar F-Type V8 S - 1:40.81
      9. Porsche Cayman S - 1:41.26
      10. Mercedes-Benz E63 S AMG Wagon - 1:42.39
      11. Bentley CGT Speed - 1:46.60
      12. Ford Focus ST - 1:49.30

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      1. onisyndicate's Avatar
        onisyndicate -
        Heres the worlds greatest drag race! Cars included are the Nissan GT-R Track Edition, SRT Viper, Jaguar F-Type V-8 S, Aston Martin Vanquish, Mercedes-Benz E63 S AMG, Bentley Continental GT Speed, Porsche Cayman S, Audi R8 V-10 Plus, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series, BMW M6, Ford Focus ST and Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

        Nissan GT-R Track Edition 11.0 @ 125.1
        Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series 11.1 @ 129.8
        Audi R8 V-10 Plus 11.3 @ 125.8
        SRT Viper 11.5 @ 128.7
        Mercedes-Benz E63 S AMG 11.7 @ 120.4
        BMW M6 12.1 @ 123.1
        Jaguar F-Type V-8 S 12.1 @ 120.2
        Bentley Continental GT Speed 12.1 @ 117.1
        Porsche 911 Carrera 4S 12.3 @ 114.4
        Aston Martin Vanquish 12.4 @ 115.3
        Porsche Cayman S 12.7 @ 109.7
        Ford Focus ST 14.6 @ 95.7

        Now what I would like to point out is that the E63 wagon is faster than the m6 and if memory serves me correct it is also faster than the m5 and m6 grand coupe.

        Considering I was a big BMW fan. I'd be livid if I was beat by a MB Wagon in a 1/4 mile race or stop light race or 60-130 race.

        All the cars are phenomenal and the ford focus ST is the only one i can afford to buy new.
      1. KB's Avatar
        KB -
        That Ford Focus ST performed pretty admirably on the track. I like it.
      1. whoosh's Avatar
        whoosh -
        Forget the M6... The AMG wagon is .2 off the Viper and within a half second of the R8. That thing is a beast - I love it!