As we prepare to announce the 2018 Performance Car of the Year, here’s your chance to have a look and decide for yourself which car you think deserves the top prize.
This year’s PCOTY pack was closely matched, despite wildly varying price tags and some very different ways of delivering performance.
You’ll know which car we chose once the Australian Motoring Awards roll around on the 24th of January.
After that, check back to find out what went down at PCOTY 2018!
Alfa Romeo Giulia QV
375kW/600Nm; 1585kg; $156,900 as tested
Italy’s new sedan hero brings the fight with style.
351kW/540Nm; 1935kg; $205,000 as tested
With concept car looks and NASCAR sounds, it’s a seriously cool bit of kit.
HSV GTSR W1
474kW/815Nm; 1895kg; $169,990 as tested
Australia’s last hurrah is also one of its most impressive.
Kia Stinger 330Si
272kW/510Nm; 1780kg; $55,990 as tested
Mid-range twin-turbo V6 Stinger provides serious bang for buck.
Audi TT RS
294kW/480Nm; 1440kg; $146,450 as tested
All paw grip and a five-pot powerplant is Audi’s signature formula.
Nissan GT-R NISMO
441kW/652Nm; 1739kg; $299,000 as tested
Godzilla gets the NISMO treatment, both inside and out.
Porsche 718 Cayman S
257kW/420Nm; 1355kg; $173,430 as tested
Two fewer cylinders, but a turbocharger means the new Cayman S is damn quick.
BMW M4 CS
331kW/600Nm; 1505kg; $212,233 as tested
Stripped out M4 is more a track weapon than a daily driver.
Honda Civic Type R
228kW/400Nm; 1380kg; $51,565 as tested
Can the newest red badge from Honda return the brand to its hot hatch glory days?
Mercedes-AMG E63 S
450kW/850Nm; 1955kg; $258,300 as tested
German super-sedan gains all-wheel grip, but it’s still keen for some sideways action.