We recently brought you the Worlds Greatest Drag Race 6 put on by Motor Trend during their Best Drivers Car competition each year where the Audi R18 V10 Plus surprisingly dominated the competition. Well, that was just one of many different competitions used to determine the overall winner of the highly acclaimed title of Best Drivers Car. This year it was the “entry-level” model from McLaren 570S.

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Being the best drivers car doesn’t necessarily mean the fastest or even the best handling. Instead its the entire package that required. Not only does it need to be fast and agile, but comfortable while essentially feeling like an extension of your body. It’s similar to how we feel about BMW and their M series cars, but there are plenty of other vehicles that are just as good and dare I say better. It seems like this year’s competition might be one of the most stacked I’ve seen in recent years. There are some serious contenders from some of the best in the business, although we don’t see any of Italy’s finest from Lamborghini or Ferrari because they declined the invitation.

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There were 12 cars that did show up and the order they finished in:

#12: 2017 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S

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  • Engine Specs: 5.9L V12 565hp/457lb-ft
  • 0-60 & 1/4 mile times: 4.4 sec/12.5 sec @ 121.6mph
  • Hot Lap & Figure Eight time: 1:41.77/ 24.3 sec

 

#11: 2016 BMW M4 GTS

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  • Engine Specs: 3.0L TT Inline-6 493hp/443lb-ft
  • 0-60 & 1/4 mile times: 3.8 sec/12.1 sec @ 118.8mph
  • Hot Lap & Figure Eight time: 1:37.66/ 23.3 sec

 

#10: 2017 Nissan GTR

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  • Engine Specs: 3.8L Twin Turbo V6 565hp/467lb-ft
  • 0-60 & 1/4 mile times: 2.9 sec/11.2 sec @ 123.4mph
  • Hot Lap & Figure Eight time: 1:37.08/ 23.6sec

 

#9: 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR

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  • Engine Specs: 5.0L Supercharged V8 575hp/516lb-ft
  • 0-60 & 1/4 mile times: 3.3 sec/11.5 sec @ 122.7mph
  • Hot Lap & Figure Eight time: 1:38.75/ 24.0sec

 

#8: 2017 Acura NSX

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  • Engine Specs: 3.5L TT V6 Hybrid 573hp/476lb-ft
  • 0-60 & 1/4 mile times: 3.1 sec/11.3 sec @ 123.6mph
  • Hot Lap & Figure Eight time: 1:36.36/ 23.2 sec

 

#7: 2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus

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  • Engine Specs: 5.2L V10 602hp/413lb-ft
  • 0-60 & 1/4 mile times: 2.6 sec/10.6 sec @ 130.3mph
  • Hot Lap & Figure Eight time: 1:34.23/ 23.5 sec

 

#6: 2016 Mercedes AMG GT S

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  • Engine Specs: 4.0L Twin Turbo V8 503hp/479lb-ft
  • 0-60 & 1/4 mile times: 3.4 sec/11.4 sec @ 126.7mph
  • Hot Lap & Figure Eight time: 1:35.30/ 23.4 sec

 

#5: 2016 Dodge Viper ACR

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  • Engine Specs: 8.4L V10 600hp/600lb-ft
  • 0-60 & 1/4 mile times: 3.3 sec/11.5 sec @ 124.7mph
  • Hot Lap & Figure Eight time: 1:31.58/ 22.4 sec

 

#4: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE

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  • Engine Specs: 6.5L V8 455hp/455lb-ft
  • 0-60 & 1/4 mile times: 4.0 sec/12.4 sec @ 114.2mph
  • Hot Lap & Figure Eight time: 1:37.77/ 23.3 sec

 

#3: 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera S

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  • Engine Specs: 3.0L Twin Turbo Flat 6 420hp/368lb-ft
  • 0-60 & 1/4 mile times: 3.1 sec/11.5 sec @ 120.5mph
  • Hot Lap & Figure Eight time: 1:36.44/ 23.1 sec

 

#2: 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R

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  • Engine Specs: 5.2L V8 526hp/429lb-ft
  • 0-60 & 1/4 mile times: 4.0 sec/12.2 sec @ 118.9mph
  • Hot Lap & Figure Eight time: 1:36.11/ 23.3 sec

 

#1: 2016 McLaren 570S

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  • Engine Specs: 3.8LTwin Turbo V8 562hp/443lb-ft
  • 0-60 & 1/4 mile times: 2.8 sec/10.9 sec @ 132.0mph
  • Hot Lap & Figure Eight time: 1:34.58/ 23.0 sec

 

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So as you can tell it the McLaren didn’t have a cakewalk through the events. But when it came down to the overall decision it came down to the fact that the 570S just felt like a better car. According to reports it just felt good being behind the wheel. It had fantastic throttle response, pinpoint steering, but also being incredibly easy to drive. It was rather disappointing to see the BMW M4 GTS ranked so poorly, but we can;t really argue with the overall decision of the McLaren. First, it was the P1 that caught my attention, then the 675 LT, and now this 570S. I must admit, I think I’m becoming a “McLaren Guy”.

Big thanks to Motor Trend for the always entertaining yet informative Best Drivers Competitions, as well as the great photos and videos. I’ll also include the full 30-minute segment breaking down how the winner was chosen as well as a lot more about each individual car.

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