Frisky Dingo

MT Best Driver Car 2016

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Frisky Dingo    611

Well, the results were posted up yesterday-

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I have to say, I was pretty surprised by the finishing order. I had some cars in wildly different spots from where they ended up.

 

 

Discuss.

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AMG GTS is wildly over rated IMHO.

Jag is the most attractive car in the test.

BMW has continued to loose its way IMHO.

Astin Martin deserved twelfth, although I would have put the AMG at 11th.

Hate to say it, but I would honestly take the Camaro at 44 large over all of the other more expensive cars it beat in the comparison.

Mustang is also a gorgeous car, I would also take it over any of the exotics from 5-12 in the comparison...all damned day long. 

911 lived up to its reputation, test car was a hideous color-one wonders who green lighted that for production.

Mclaren-so a very expensive hyper car wins...love the first place car, but I would prefer the money in an investment fund and the Mustang or the Camaro in the garage.  And I am a damned import guy!

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dfelt    1,774

Can someone post the list, the link is blocked by my work. :(

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36 minutes ago, Stew said:

Makes me happy that the Viper, 1LE, and GT350R all put up great finishes. 

Ohhh absolutely.  Probably more reliable and more fun to drive as actual automobiles. i will gladly give foreign cars credit where credit is due, but our domestics are doing a fine job, really.

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Frisky Dingo    611
1 hour ago, dfelt said:

Can someone post the list, the link is blocked by my work. :(

12- Aston Martin V12 S Vantage

11- BMW M4 GTS

10- Nissan GT-R

9- Jaguar F Type SVR

8- Acura NSX

7- Audi R8 V10

6- Mercedes AMG GT S

5- Dodge Viper ACR

4- Camaro SS 1LE

3- Porsche 911 C2S 

2- Shelby GT350 R

1- McLaren 570S

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dfelt    1,774
4 minutes ago, Frisky Dingo said:

12- Aston Martin V12 S Vantage

11- BMW M4 GTS

10- Nissan GT-R

9- Jaguar F Type SVR

8- Acura NSX

7- Audi R8 V10

6- Mercedes AMG GT S

5- Dodge Viper ACR

4- Camaro SS 1LE

3- Porsche 911 C2S 

2- Shelby GT350 R

1- McLaren 570S

Much appreciated, WOW :o that is amazing to see just how poorly the European and Asian labels did. It does prove America has gotten their act together in building better auto's.

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Frisky Dingo    611

My thoughts on this year's comp-

First off, it's very disappointing to see how many glaring omissions there are. I understand Ferrari and Lamborghini's decline, but where's the Grand Sport? GT3? Cayman 718? 911 R? M2? Focus RS? NISMO 370? 675 LT?

 

Just like C&D's LL, very impressive showing by the Americans. The M4 GTS, in particular, is a joke. Yep, I said it. Jag is still too unruly, and overweight. NSX is rolling simulator. Nissan still can't get the GT-R right. So many cars that can barely match or, in some cases, can't, others that are a fraction of the cost.

 

One thing is for sure, there has never been a better time to be an enthusiast. When 45K Camaros put up lap times on par with 6 figure Europeans, you know this is truly the Golden Age of autodom.

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ykX    95

The times are pretty amazing too:

2017 ASTON MARTIN V12 VANTAGE S - 01:41.77

2017 JAGUAR F-TYPE SVR - 01:38.75 

2017 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS (1LE) - 01:37.77

2016 BMW M4 GTS - 01:37.66

2017 NISSAN GT-R - 01:37.08

2017 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA S - 01:36.44

2017 ACURA NSX - 01:36.36

2016 FORD MUSTANG SHELBY GT350R - 01:36.11

2016 MERCEDES-AMG GT S - 01:35.30

2016 MCLAREN 570S - 01:34.58

2017 AUDI R8 V10 - 01:34.23

2016 DODGE VIPER ACR - 1:31.58

 

 

 

 

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Stew    341

I think I read they would only let each manufacturer send 1 vehicle.  I can kind of see he point because 12 is already a pretty huge field for a comparison.  I do like the idea of having some of the less powerful cars have their own BDC type event and hey, gives us a second article to look forward to.  

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