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    MotorTrend Best Driver's Car 2013

    Looks like the Focus ST made it into the competition this year. It'll be fun to see how it stacks up against these monsters.

    The lineup seems to be:

    Ford Focus ST
    Mercedes-Benz SLS 63 AMG Black Series
    Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG-S
    Bentley Continental GT Speed
    Aston Martin Vanquish
    Jaguar F-Type V8S
    Audi R8 V10 Plus
    Porsche 911 Carrera 4S
    Porsche Cayman S
    Nissan GTR Track Edition
    BMW M6
    SRT Viper

    My prediction is that the top three will be SLS, R8 V10 Plus, Carrera or Cayman S.

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    UPDATE: World's Greatest Drag Race 3. This one's funny.

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    UPDATE: Picking the best driver's car:


    Final Results Article:
    http://www.motortrend.com/features/p...r/viewall.html

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    UPDATE: HOT LAP:

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    UPDATE: WIDE OPEN THROTTLE EPISODE discussing the competition:


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    Preview/Behind the Scenes:
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    The ST is less than 1/3 the price of almost all those cars. Very nice. I look forward to seeing the comparison

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    Very cool stuff! Reading the list from the bottom to the top and gettin to the ST last is amusing...definitely an underdog but a heck of a compliment to even be considered!

    Matt

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    This is absurd. Unless their intent is to make a mockery of the entire process and trash the Focus, what possible point can they make? Other than it confirms for me, the utter lack of objectivity that car rags have these days and the utter stupidity of the editors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TuxedoST3 View Post
    This is absurd. Unless their intent is to make a mockery of the entire process and trash the Focus, what possible point can they make? Other than it confirms for me, the utter lack of objectivity that car rags have these days.
    The BRZ was in a similar position last year, and it placed 4th behind C63 AMG Black, Nissan GTR, and Carrera S... so unless you think the Focus ST is a much much worse car than the BRZ, it has somewhat of a chance. Note that I think that the BRZ is a better driver's car than the ST.

    EDIT: It's not about outright speed. I am pretty sure the ST will be a better driver's car than the Bentley, Vanquish, M6... maybe even that ridiculous Viper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by philosophy View Post
    The BRZ was in a similar position last year, and it placed 4th behind C63 AMG Black, Nissan GTR, and Carrera S... so unless you think the Focus ST is a much much worse car than the BRZ, it has somewhat of a chance. Note that I think that the BRZ is a better driver's car than the ST.
    This confirms what I said. I'm not ragging on you personally, please understand, but the results from last year that you bring up support my argument.

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    Cheese and Rice..... THAT'S a friggin lopsided comparison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TuxedoST3 View Post
    This is absurd. Unless their intent is to make a mockery of the entire process and trash the Focus, what possible point can they make? Other than it confirms for me, the utter lack of objectivity that car rags have these days and the utter stupidity of the editors.
    I would assume that they will also factor in a "bang for the buck" sort of ratio to even things out. Obviously, there are plenty of cars on there that would run circles around an ST. However, price vs. performance and that unquantifiable "fun to drive" factor puts the ST in good contention with the others.

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    Well hell, lets put the Prius in there too so maybe the editors will rate it high on gas mileage and social consciousness. Give me a fricken' break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TuxedoST3 View Post
    This confirms what I said. I'm not ragging on you personally, please understand, but the results from last year that you bring up support my argument.
    Then I think I'm missing something. Can you explain further?

    I think the idea is that you can only objectively rate a best driver's car based on subjective things that the car "communicates" or "makes you feel". You are probably right that there's no real way of judging this, but the bunch of journalists giving their opinions on the cars isn't such a bad way to go IMO.
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