Motor (Australia)

PERFORMANC­E CAR OF THE YEAR CONTENDERS

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Maserati’s MC20 and Ferrari’s Roma weren’t available for test on this occasion, but the big omission was the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series. That could very well have claimed the production car lap record at the Island. So no title defence from Affalterba­ch.

 ?? ?? JAGUAR F-TYPE P450
V8 s/c, front engine, RWD, 8a, 331kW/580Nm, 1706kg, $159,900 Rear-drive F-Types have traditiona­lly fared well at PCOTY. How can something this pretty sound so brutal?
JAGUAR F-TYPE P450 V8 s/c, front engine, RWD, 8a, 331kW/580Nm, 1706kg, $159,900 Rear-drive F-Types have traditiona­lly fared well at PCOTY. How can something this pretty sound so brutal?
 ?? ?? PORSCHE 911 GT3
Flat 6, rear engine, RWD, 7dc, 375kW/470Nm, 1435kg, $369,600 Porsche 911s have won six out of the previous 10 PCOTY titles. It’d be brave to bet against the new GT3
PORSCHE 911 GT3 Flat 6, rear engine, RWD, 7dc, 375kW/470Nm, 1435kg, $369,600 Porsche 911s have won six out of the previous 10 PCOTY titles. It’d be brave to bet against the new GT3
 ?? ?? PORSCHE TAYCAN TURBO S
EV, dual motor, AWD, 2a, 560kW/1050Nm, 2295kg, $345,800 A PCOTY debut for an EV. Porsche looking to crush the sprints
PORSCHE TAYCAN TURBO S EV, dual motor, AWD, 2a, 560kW/1050Nm, 2295kg, $345,800 A PCOTY debut for an EV. Porsche looking to crush the sprints
 ?? ?? ALPINA B3
Twin turbo I6, front engine, AWD, 8a, 340kW/700Nm, 1860kg, $142,900 The dark horse. Buchloe’s torque monster is the anti-M3 and the last independen­t Alpina product at PCOTY
ALPINA B3 Twin turbo I6, front engine, AWD, 8a, 340kW/700Nm, 1860kg, $142,900 The dark horse. Buchloe’s torque monster is the anti-M3 and the last independen­t Alpina product at PCOTY
 ?? ?? CORVETTE C8 3LT
V8, mid engine, RWD, 8dc, 369kW/637Nm, 1545kg, $160,500 The factory right-hook C8 Vette’s Aussie competitio­n debut. Talk about being thrown in at the deep end...
CORVETTE C8 3LT V8, mid engine, RWD, 8dc, 369kW/637Nm, 1545kg, $160,500 The factory right-hook C8 Vette’s Aussie competitio­n debut. Talk about being thrown in at the deep end...
 ?? ?? PORSCHE BOXSTER 25 YEARS
Flat 6, mid engine, RWD, 7dc, 294kW/430Nm, 1435kg, $187,200 Glitzy Boxster aims to better the showing of Cayman 4.0 GTS last year
PORSCHE BOXSTER 25 YEARS Flat 6, mid engine, RWD, 7dc, 294kW/430Nm, 1435kg, $187,200 Glitzy Boxster aims to better the showing of Cayman 4.0 GTS last year
 ?? ?? BMW M3
Twin turbo I6, front engine, RWD, 6m, 353kW/550Nm, 1705kg, $144,900 The only manual car in the PCOTY field, the base M3 comes with a big reputation and no little talent
BMW M3 Twin turbo I6, front engine, RWD, 6m, 353kW/550Nm, 1705kg, $144,900 The only manual car in the PCOTY field, the base M3 comes with a big reputation and no little talent
 ?? ?? LAMBORGHIN­I HURACÁN EVO FLUO CAPSULE
V10, mid engine, AWD, 7dc, 470kW/600Nm, 1422kg, $498,665 Don’t judge us. We needed something to keep the GT3 honest
LAMBORGHIN­I HURACÁN EVO FLUO CAPSULE V10, mid engine, AWD, 7dc, 470kW/600Nm, 1422kg, $498,665 Don’t judge us. We needed something to keep the GT3 honest

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