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Video:
http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-video/best-handling-car-2010-video/

http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsArticle.aspx?AR=253307



The Porsche 911 GT3 RS has emerged victorious in Autocar’s annual Britain’s Best Driver’s Car comparison for 2010.



All seven of Autocar's judges placed Porsche's latest lightweight special at the top of their list, beating off stiff competition from nine other brilliant driver's cars launched during the past year, as well as last year's winner, the Lotus Evora.



The three-day test took place at the recently re-opened Donington Park circuit in Leicestershire, as well as some of Britain’s best B-roads that surround Castle Donington.

The 911 GT3 RS took victory ahead of the Noble M600 and, surprisingly, the Ferrari 458 Italia. The Ferrari may have been the quickest around Donington, but its quick steering and transition from understeer to oversteer wasn’t to all of the judges’ tastes.

The Evora finished in fourth place ahead of the Renaultsport Megane 250 Cup, Lotus Elise, Mercedes SLS AMG, Audi RS5, Jaguar XJ Supersport, VW Scirocco and Alpina B5 S.

Editor-at-large Steve Sutcliffe described the 911 GT3 RS as “very possibly the best road car any of us has ever driven around a circuit”.

Chief road tester Matt Prior said of the Porsche: “It’s the most frenetic on-road experience here but, when you’re in the mood, absolutely one of the finest.”

For the full story, see the 13 October edition of Autocar magazine, on sale today.

Steve Sutcliffe blog: Why the GT3 RS won



Richard Bremner blog: The class of 1985 remembered



Are cars getting too fast to be fun?

 

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So much truth to this and probably the greatest reason I can't get rid of my S2000. Modern sportscars just don't feel raw anymore and the fact that just winding through first gear puts you well over the speed limit really limits the excitement you can safely have on a day to day basis. When I drove a Z06, while stepping on the GO pedal for 7 seconds at a time was fun, the fact that the car is too big to throw around on the street really killed it for me. The same way the turbo on my NSX in may ways ruined the experience. Flame on.
 

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Lap times:

1st Porsche 911 GT3 RS 1min 16.3sec £104,841

2nd Noble M600 1min 16.0sec £200,000

3rd Ferrari 458 Italia 1min 15.9sec £169,545

4th Lotus Evora 1min 21.8sec £49,995

5th Renaultsport Megane 250 cup 1min 24.3sec £23,160

6th Lotus Elise 1min 27.7sec £27,450

7th Mercedes SLS AMG 1min 17.5sec £157,500

8th Audi RS5 1min 22.8sec £57,480

9th Jaguar XJ Supersport 1min 24.6sec £88,000

10th Volkswagen Scirocco R 1min 25.1sec £28,505

11th Alpina B5 S Biturbo 1min 25.3sec £70,500
 
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