Road & Track’s Performance Car of the Year test sounds like every gearhead’s dream. But nobody dreams of being stranded on the side of an abandoned country road with a tire pushed off its rim in a car that carries no spare and no tools.
This is just the second year for Road&Track's Performance Car of the Year, but the broad and largely subjective range of criteria used to crown our prom queen of performance cars has already led to a level of squabbling and outright manipulative behavior among our staff that would have shocked Machiavelli himself.…
This is a quiet, wooded place. There are no homes here, no driveways, no mechanical noises. A thick canopy of century-old oaks and maples shades the afternoon sun to a gentle twilight. A graceful young doe noses through the soft dirt, searching for acorns, her fawns nervous and unsteady beside her.
2013 saw Road & Track crown its first-ever Performance Car of the Year: the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette. The Stingray beat out a dozen other candidates, from the almost godlike SLS AMG Black to the little Ford Fiesta ST that punched way above its weight.