Motor (Australia) PERFORMANCE CAR OF THE YEAR CONTENDERS
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?
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
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...
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
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