Motor Trend Brings a Camaro to a "Best Driver's Car" Competition

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

Motor Trend has replaced its “best handling car” with a “best driver’s car” competition. Is this an opening for the Camaro? Not so much. The new SS model placed dead last in MT‘s comparo, which was won by the Porsche Cayman S. And if you think the Camaro was simply there to serve muscle car whipping post duty, check out the rave reviews that the Shelby GT500 picked up. On the other hand, the fastest car around Laguna Seca, the Corvette ZR1, ended up in 6th place. There’s just no way to hide the fact that “best driver’s car” will always be a subjective award.

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  • Anonymous Anonymous on Aug 21, 2009
    I have no issue with any test result. So then the 2008 Tundra is a better truck than a 2008 F-150. And the 2009 F-150 is the worst truck you can buy when compared to the new Ram, Tundra, and Silverado.* Huh...I would have thought a Ford employee would have felt different. Oh...and read that second linked article and try to tell me with a straight fact that Ford does not severely pad their capability numbers. Ford has some serious issues when their claim of having the 'most capable truck' is debunked when said truck really struggles to tow a trailer HALF of the claimed max towing capacity. Ford pads their numbers as an attempt to boost sales. They know that 99% of 1/2 ton truck buyers will not use their truck beyond hauling in their mind, they can pad the numbers and get away with it. Is it dishonest? Yes...but Ford is desperate.
  • FreedMike FreedMike on Aug 22, 2009
    P71_CrownVic : August 21st, 2009 at 11:31 am Yeah…”experts”. These are the same “experts” that told us that the best truck you could buy in 2008 was the Toyota Tundra. MT Credibility = GONE! No, they didn't say that. Their (fill in the blank) of the year competition covers only vehicles introduced THAT YEAR, not every model available. You need to frame your arguments accurately.
  • FreedMike FreedMike on Aug 22, 2009

    I don't see how naming a Cayman a top driver's car could possibly be that controversial...but the absences here are glaring. Where's the Nissan GT-R, the BMW M3, and the Dodge Viper? And it was nice to see the Miata and Camaro representing the "cars us mere mortals can afford" segment, but there are PLENTY of others I can think of that are great driver's cars, and none are invited to this show? How about a base Corvette ($45k), the Mitsubishi Evo and Subaru WRX, the BMW 335i, or the Infiniti G37? I read the story and really can't figure out why some cars were included, and others excluded.

  • Justjordy33 Justjordy33 on Jun 25, 2012

    These cars just get more and more cool as years go by. Making them faster and safer. More fun to drive. auto transmissions