Porsche Cayman R Britain’s Best Driver’s Car 2011

October 13, 2011 at 9:05 am

The hotted-up version of Porsche Cayman sports coupe named Britain’s Best Driver’s Car for 2011 after winning the annual contest run by Autocar magazine.

Autocar pit 11 cars against each other in this test, which were worth a total of almost £900,000. The Cayman R’s competition included: McLaren MP4-12C, Mercedes CLS64 AMG, Vauxhall Corsa VXR, Renault Mégane Trophy, Caterham Supersport, Aston Martin Vantage S, Jaguar XKR-S, Lotus Evora S and BMW 1M. Judges were impress by the £51,728 Cayman R’s completeness, steering and ride.

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n a well-deserved second place was the light and nimble Caterham Seven Supersport. Priced £22,995, the Caterham was also one of the cheapest cars in the contest. Third place went to the Aston Martin V8 Vantage S, with the 911 GT3 RS managing only fourth this time around. Despite the technical brilliance and undoubted pace of the £168,500 McLaren MP4-12C, speed does not necessarily equal fun, so sixth place was the best it could muster in the test, one place behind the Lotus Evora S.

It’s a pity for McLaren, but sadly that’s the truth about it.