Autocar UK goes to the the daunting Castle Combe circuit in Wiltshire to determine the most entertaining and capable machine of the year in the UK. New cars from Ferrari, BMW, Porsche, Jaguar, McLaren and many more were put through their paces on road and track.
Among the twelve finalists will also find four vehicles from Germany: Porsche Cayman GTS, Porsche 911 GT3, BMW M3 and BMW M4. Other cars tested are the Alfa Romeo 4C, Ariel Atom 3.5R, Corvette Stingray, Ferrari 458 Speciale, Jaguar F-Type R coupe McLaren 650S, Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy and Vauxhall VXR8 GTS.
It is also interesting to look at the calculated lap times of all vehicles – even if the lap times were not the decisive criteria for the final vote:
- Alfa Romeo 4C: 1: 17.7
- Ariel Atom 3.5R: 1: 10.7
- BMW i8: 1: 19.4
- BMW M4: 1: 16.8
- Corvette Stingray: 1: 14.3
- Ferrari 458 Speciale: 1: 11.9
- Jaguar F-Type R Coupe: 1: 14.3
- McLaren 650S: 1: 12.9
- Porsche Cayman GTS: 1: 17.4
- Porsche 911 GT3: 1: 13.1
- Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy: 1: 19.4
- Vauxhall VXR8 GTS: 1: 14.9
Watch as the Autocrat judges decide the outright winner and explain which cars impressed them most.