Our favourite day of the year: We head to the circuit to find the best driver’s car on sale in the UK
Welcome to Autocar’s ‘Britain’s Best Driver’s Car’ shootout for 2020 – the 31st edition of our annual mega sports car test.
We take the best sports cars launched this year, and last year’s winner, and put them all together on road and track to decide which is the most fun.
The Ariel Atom 4 rejoins us as the 2019 champion and will face the best from Lamborghini, Ferrari, McLaren, Porsche and more – even a small Toyota hatchback.
It’s a cracking line up. Here are your runners and riders, and their important statistics (excuse the incorrect price for the BMW M2 in the video, it’s correct below):
Price £39,975 Engine 4 cyls inline, 1996cc, turbocharged, petrol Power 316bhp at 6500rpm Torque 310lb ft at 3000rpm Gearbox 6-spd manual Kerb weight 595kg 0-62mph 2.8sec Top speed 162mph
Price £126,950 Engine V8, 3982cc, twin-turbocharged, petrol Power 503bhp at 6000rpm Torque 505lb ft at 2000-5000rpm Gearbox 8-spd automatic Kerb weight 1628kg 0-62mph 3.8sec Top speed 190mph
Price £75,320 Engine 6 cyls inline, 2979cc, twin-turbocharged, petrol Power 444bhp at 6250rpm Torque 407lb ft at 2350-5500rpm Gearbox 7-spd dual-clutch automatic Kerb weight 1550kg 0-62mph 4.0sec Top speed 174mph
Price £203,476 Engine V8, 3902cc, twin-turbocharged, petrol Power 7 10bhp at 8000rpm Torque 568lb ft at 3250rpm Gearbox 7-spd dual-clutch automatic Kerb weight 1435kg 0-62mph 2.9sec Top speed 211mph
Price £164,400 Engine V10, 5204cc, petrol Power 602bhp at 8000rpm Torque 413lb ft at 6500rpm Gearbox 7-spd dual-clutch automatic Dry weight 1389kg 0-62mph 3.3sec Top speed 202mph
Price £164,400 Engine V8, 3994cc, twin-turbocharged, petrol Power 755bhp at 7500rpm Torque 590lb ft at 5500rpm Gearbox 7-spd dual-clutch automatic Kerb weight 1339kg 0-62mph 2.8sec Top speed 205mph
Price £126,950 Engine 6 cyls horizontally opposed, 3745cc, twin-turbocharged, petrol Power 641bhp at 6750rpm Torque 590lb ft at 2500-4000rpm Gearbox 8-spd dual-clutch automatic Kerb weight 1640kg 0-62mph 2.6sec Top speed 205mph
Price £138,826 Engine Two AC synchronous electric motors Power 751bhp Torque 793lb ft Gearbox 1-spd/2-spd automatic Kerb weight 2305kg 0-62mph 2.6sec Top speed 161mph (governed)
Price £33,495 Engine 3 cyls inline, 1618cc, turbocharged, petrol Power 257bhp at 6500rpm Torque 266lb ft at 3000-4600rpm Gearbox 6-spd manual Kerb weight 1310kg 0-62mph 5.5sec Top speed 143mph (governed)