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Performance Car of the Year 2018: Feature Video

By MOTOR Staff, 29 Jun 2018 News

Only PCOTY can produce such an epic video

Performance Car of the Year 2018 Feature

Ten cars, four days, one champion.

Join us for an epic blast through the Victorian High Country to find out which car is crowned the 2018 Performance Car of the Year.

In association with Hankook Tyres, MOTOR’s Performance Car of the Year 2018 features an eclectic collection of sports cars, road racers, and road-going cruise missiles. Picking a true winner from this line-up was never going to be easy.

This video directed by MOTOR’s talented guru of moving images Josh Robinson tells you everything you need to know about PCOTY, but if you need a refresher, we’ve got you covered.

What is PCOTY?

At Performance Car of the Year, grins are king. This isn’t a test where a field of cars are ranked by a complex formula. And it ain’t about counting USB ports.

It’s about revealing what a calculator, spec sheet, or passenger seat can’t: how a car makes you feel when driven hard. There’s no price ceiling and the doors are open to the year’s standout driving machines. We’ve kept the competitive set small, but it doesn’t make finalising the list any easier. Despite louder calls for efficient this and safer that, froth-worthy cars are in abundance.

Those of you who caught last year’s event might notice a lack of supercars this time. We did ask around, but Ferrari’s 812 Superfast hadn’t quite reached Aussie shores, McLaren couldn’t find us an available 720S, and ditto Lamborghini and its Aventador S or Huracan Performante. That hasn’t slowed the class, though.

The contenders:
Alfa Romeo Giulia QV
Audi TT RS
Honda Civic Type R
Kia Stinger 330Si
Lexus LC 500
Mercedes-AMG E63 S
Nissan GT-R Nismo
Porsche 718 Cayman S