The guys from Motor Trend teased us the whole week, publishing one video after another of their 12 magnificent finalists for the title of Best Driver’s Car of the Year. All of the cars they chose are brilliant in their own way and the dozen of vehicles picked for this contest have an average horsepower rating of 540 HP. One of the contestants was the BMW M4 GTS, probably the fastest car BMW makes today.
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During their comparisons, the guys found that the M4 GTS was actually slower on Laguna Seca than its main rival from this list, the Ford Mustang GT350R. However, since the Mustang also beat cars like the Acura NSX and the Porsche 911 Carrera S – which was marginally faster than the M4 GTS – we can’t really complain about the performance of the Bimmer. It did manage to outrun the incredibly capable Camaro SS 1LE and the much more powerful Jaguar F-Type SVR after all.
But what would happen in a straight line drag race? Well, as it became a habit over the years, the guys from Motor Trend also set up such a display of power with their extremely expensive line-up. And this is where the power and traction figures really come into play. The BMW M4 GTS is the third least powerful car here and doesn’t come with all-wheel drive as some of its competitors.
As a matter of fact, the only cars that have less power than the BMW are the Camaro SS 1LE and the 911 Carrera S. Therefore, the car with the most power and all-wheel drive should win, right? Well, does that mean the Audi R8 V10 plus is a clear favorite probably within striking range of the 650 HP Dodge Viper ACR? Well, the guys decided to throw in an SRT Charger Hellcat in for good measure with its 707 HP. Did it win? Only one way to find out.