Metal that didn't make it - and why
Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Hardcore RS could’ve wiped ’em all, but we’ll never know, as the demo just missed the dates.
HSV Clubsport R8 LSA
Supercharged Clubby will be on the grid for 2016, having missed out by weeks this year.
It was booked, but PCOTY was a bit too close to the local launch, so it was pulled last minute.
Abarth 595 BiPosto
As mad as a box of frogs, but would’ve been seriously out of its depth at PCOTY.
Mazda MX-5 2.0
Another that missed out on timing, though we had the 1.5 locked in already anyway.
Ferrari California T
As ever, we asked, but Ferrari isn’t too keen on playing in multi-car competitions.
With every car sold to customers, it’s not surprising that press 675LTs are thin on the ground.
Audi TT S
Another that missed by a couple of weeks. Unlikely to have been at the pointy end, anyhow.
MINI Cooper JCW
No manuals yet, and those who had driven it reckoned it would’ve been an also-ran.
Porsche Cayman GT4
Porsche had a car, but wouldn’t risk it weeks before the local launch. Fair enough, too.
Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4
Baby Lambo was sadly otherwise booked; we’ll be getting in early for 2016.
Ferrari 488 GTB
Missed out on timing, but could be a potential 2016 champ – if it shows up, of course.
Alfa Romeo 4C
Sadly, both 4C press cars had some bad luck, so there wasn’t one available for PCOTY.
Ford Mustang GT
A January 2016 launch means it’ll be present and correct for next year’s contest.
Tesla Model S P90D
Twin-motor Tesla just missed the dates and would’ve struggled with range.