Sixteen cars, a bunch of car nuts and one helluva a week. Welcome toMOTOR's Performance Car Cup 2011.

We've assembled the fastest, baddest and meanest cars of the past 12 months, from screaming turbocharged four-pots, sweet sixes, atmo and turbocharged V8s and, for good measure a V10 too.

While it's a public holiday in Victoria, today sees the cars travel through Victoria's Gippsland for photography as we make our way to glorious Phillip Island. Follow the crew via twitter @MOTOR_MAG and on Facebook and get all the news, reviews and features direct.