Motor Trend's "Best Driver's Car"....350R places second but beats an impressive list. - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > Shelby | ROUSH | Boss | Saleen | SVT || Tech and Talk > Shelby Mustang

Join Mustang Evolution Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 10-05-2016, 09:24 AM   #1
Registered Member

Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Spokane
Region: Washington
Posts: 1,317
Motor Trend's "Best Driver's Car"....350R places second but beats an impressive list.

If you are interested in such things, a new article in Motor Trend pits 12 of the best driving cars in the world against one another -- with Probst doing the track testing. The 350R MORE than holds its own, beating the:

In order of finish from last to first:

Aston Martin V12 Vantage S
BMW M4 GTS
Nissan GTR
Jaguar F-Type SVR
Acura NSX
Audi R8 V10 Plus
Mercedes-AMG GTS
Dodge Viper ACR
Chevrolet Camaro SS (1LE)
Porsche 911 Carrera S
Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R
McLaren 570S

Mustang, price as tested = $66,990 (I know, good luck finding one at that price, but still....)
McClaren, price as tested = $219,770

Ford is building some truly world class handling suspensions and that VOODOO engine redline!!!! Man oh man!
Guard 5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-05-2016, 11:18 AM   #2
Registered Member
Regular
 
Ish416's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Winchester
Region: Indiana
Posts: 1,173
The article - 2016 Motor Trend Best Driver's Car - Motor Trend

Also, note that the rankings have no indication of lap times.

Sorted by lap times:
Aston Martin V12 Vantage S - 1:41.77
Jaguar F-Type SVR - 1:38.75
Chevrolet Camaro SS (1LE) - 1:37.77
BMW M4 GTS - 1:37.66
Nissan GTR - 1:37.08
Porsche 911 Carrera S - 1:36.44
Acura NSX - 1:36.36
Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R - 1:36.11
Mercedes-AMG GTS - 1:35.30
McLaren 570S - 1:34.58
Audi R8 V10 Plus - 1:34.23
Dodge Viper ACR - 1:31.58
__________________
99 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 M6 - 6.676 @ 103 in 1/8, 10.512 @ 130.2 on street tires, H/C/I
93 Eagle Talon TSI AWD 5spd - Built 6 Bolt, 16G Evo3, HKS 272 Cams - under construction
Ish416 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-05-2016, 11:26 AM   #3
Registered Member
Regular
 
Revvv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Augusta
Region: Georgia
Posts: 1,805
The Viper has no competition when it comes to the track. That car has always been a monster. I hate that it is going to be discontinued in 2017.
Revvv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2016, 11:39 AM   #4
Registered Member

Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Spokane
Region: Washington
Posts: 1,317
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ish416 View Post
The article - 2016 Motor Trend Best Driver's Car - Motor Trend

Also, note that the rankings have no indication of lap times.

Sorted by lap times:
Aston Martin V12 Vantage S - 1:41.77
Jaguar F-Type SVR - 1:38.75
Chevrolet Camaro SS (1LE) - 1:37.77
BMW M4 GTS - 1:37.66
Nissan GTR - 1:37.08
Porsche 911 Carrera S - 1:36.44
Acura NSX - 1:36.36
Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R - 1:36.11
Mercedes-AMG GTS - 1:35.30
McLaren 570S - 1:34.58
Audi R8 V10 Plus - 1:34.23
Dodge Viper ACR - 1:31.58
I intentionally left off the lap times, because MT also stated in the article that the lap times alone did not indicate how much fun it was to drive the cars. They included the ratings as a street car as well, and in this the Viper is simply unlivable, as were many of the others.
And, even if you rate them ONLY as a track car, the 350R hold its own.
Guard 5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2016, 12:35 PM   #5
Registered Member

Regular
 
Recon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Hopkinsville
Region: Kentucky
Posts: 5,810
I'll take the Viper.


Pick your poison.
__________________
Mustangalley.com
Mustang of the day,
July 12, 2015
Recon is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2016, 01:35 PM   #6
Registered Member

Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Spokane
Region: Washington
Posts: 1,317
Quote:
Originally Posted by Recon View Post
I'll take the Viper.
Hmmmmmm......I'll take the flat plane 8,200 rpm V8, AND drive it every day on the street in air conditioned comfort.......at half the price........you take the truck engine.
I'll admit that the Viper has improved, but the super car market is NOT going to miss its passing. It has always been a brute and one that wants to kill you....less so with the new one though -- all it wants to do is maim you, starting with your butt and then moving up to your ears.
Guard 5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2016, 02:01 PM   #7
Registered Member

Regular
 
Recon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Hopkinsville
Region: Kentucky
Posts: 5,810
Why I like it so much.


Pick your poison.
__________________
Mustangalley.com
Mustang of the day,
July 12, 2015
Recon is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2016, 02:19 PM   #8
Registered Member
Regular
 
Revvv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Augusta
Region: Georgia
Posts: 1,805
Quote:
Originally Posted by Recon View Post
I'll take the Viper.


Pick your poison.
Any day
Revvv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2016, 02:22 PM   #9
Registered Member
Regular
 
Revvv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Augusta
Region: Georgia
Posts: 1,805
Quote:
Originally Posted by Recon View Post
Why I like it so much.


Pick your poison.
Exactly. The Viper is raw power with one purpose. It devours anything in its way. If you forget to respect a Viper it will remind you quickly to pay attention.

How many Vipers vs Mustangs are responsible for mowing down crowds at a show? Lol
Revvv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2016, 02:40 PM   #10
Registered Member

Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Spokane
Region: Washington
Posts: 1,317
Quote:
Originally Posted by Revvv View Post
Exactly. The Viper is raw power with one purpose. It devours anything in its way. If you forget to respect a Viper it will remind you quickly to pay attention.

How many Vipers vs Mustangs are responsible for mowing down crowds at a show? Lol
Could that be because there are probably 10,000 times as many Mustangs on the street?
That, and the same grey-hair demographics as the Corvette.....of which I am....
Guard 5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2016, 03:44 PM   #11
Registered Member
Regular
 
Revvv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Augusta
Region: Georgia
Posts: 1,805
Quote:
Originally Posted by Guard 5.0 View Post
Could that be because there are probably 10,000 times as many Mustangs on the street?
That, and the same grey-hair demographics as the Corvette.....of which I am....
Stop it, your taking the power out of my weak comment.
Revvv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2016, 08:09 PM   #12
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Salinas
Region: California
Posts: 6,750
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ish416 View Post
The article - 2016 Motor Trend Best Driver's Car - Motor Trend

Also, note that the rankings have no indication of lap times.

Sorted by lap times:
Aston Martin V12 Vantage S - 1:41.77
Jaguar F-Type SVR - 1:38.75
Chevrolet Camaro SS (1LE) - 1:37.77
BMW M4 GTS - 1:37.66
Nissan GTR - 1:37.08
Porsche 911 Carrera S - 1:36.44
Acura NSX - 1:36.36
Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R - 1:36.11
Mercedes-AMG GTS - 1:35.30
McLaren 570S - 1:34.58
Audi R8 V10 Plus - 1:34.23
Dodge Viper ACR - 1:31.58
MT must have also based their list on driveability AND purchase price.
The Camaro didn't fare so well on the track.

I was surprised to see that the Mustang was faster than the Porsche!
straybullitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2016, 08:41 PM   #13
Registered Member

Regular
 
Recon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Hopkinsville
Region: Kentucky
Posts: 5,810
^ yet a 220k car won; not many can drop that in a toy.
That little Porsche is impressive. Randy managed to lap it quicker than a 991 turbo S and GT3 on willow springs.
They also spoke highly of the Grand Sport Corvette. Next Head 2 Head.


Pick your poison.
__________________
Mustangalley.com
Mustang of the day,
July 12, 2015
Recon is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2016, 10:51 AM   #14
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Salinas
Region: California
Posts: 6,750
I'm not going to pretend like I understand how the staff at MT ultimately makes their "Best Car" decisions.
From what I've read about the McLaren though, it seems like the general consensus is that it is a very well executed car. A car that could be daily driven, and will still hold it's own on the track. It can be driven fast by a broad spectrum of performance oriented drivers.
The Viper, on the other hand, is undeniably fast, but it requires a high level of skill to turn out numbers like Probst did. And they aren't very good daily driver cars.
straybullitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2016, 01:10 PM   #15
Registered Member
Regular
 
Sterlingbeast5.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Naples, FL
Region: Florida
Posts: 1,636
I want a viper ACR so bad... now I just gotta check seat cushions lol
__________________
Brembo Pkg, Paxton SC, ID1000's, JMS BAP, Boss IM, JLT CAI, Lund Tuned, Tremec T56 swap, Black Pype Bombs, Pypes LT Headers H-Pipe, McLeod RXT Twin Clutch & LW Flywheel. Alum. DS, MGW Shifter, BMR adj. Panhard, UCA & LCA's, Eibach Pro Damper, Sportline Springs, MMD Louvers, Roush splitters, RTR decklid and surround, CDC Grille, Staggered 20" ACE Alloy Driven, Trufiber Hood.
Sterlingbeast5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2016, 12:01 PM   #16
Evolution's Finest
Supporter
 
b2673ad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Mt Pleasant
Region: South Carolina
Posts: 398
Hello

I wonder how much the cars cost.
__________________
Kevin C.

2015 Roush RS1 Premium w PP
b2673ad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2016, 01:14 PM   #17
Registered Member

Regular
 
Recon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Hopkinsville
Region: Kentucky
Posts: 5,810
I think they said 1.6 million.


Pick your poison.
__________________
Mustangalley.com
Mustang of the day,
July 12, 2015
Recon is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > Shelby | ROUSH | Boss | Saleen | SVT || Tech and Talk > Shelby Mustang

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New GT 350R SOUNDLY beats current Z28.......... Guard 5.0 Shelby Mustang 31 11-28-2015 10:15 AM
W...O...W.....non Mustang content but impressive. DDTCM Pictures and Videos 8 12-19-2012 02:16 AM
Auto Magazines: Car & Driver, Motor Trend, Automobile, Muscle Mustang $4/yr MELLOWYELLOW06 The Bar 0 11-09-2012 04:52 PM
Motor Trend Best Driver's Car - '10 SS (LAST PLACE!!) SaleenFiend General Mustang Discussion 3 09-03-2009 09:06 AM

» Like Us On Facebook



10:06 PM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.