| 13th October 2011
The £50,000 Porsche Cayman R is the best car if you want to experience driving thrills, according to a survey of the UK's top supercars.
Autocar magazine has been comparing 11 of this year's most exiting cars, equalling almost £900,000, on both roads and racetracks to find out 'what is Britain's best driver's car for 2011'.
After taking the cars out onto a track to test performance, Autocar magazine officially declared the Porsche Cayman R is 'Britain's best driver's car for 2011'.
A selection of expensive supercars made up the top five driver's cars, including the £170,000 McLaren MP4-12C supercar and the new £80,000 Aston Martin Vantage S.
At half the price of its rivals, the Cayman proved its abilities in both handling and power to the six Autocar judges.
Autocar's Britain's best driver's car judge, Steve Sutcliffe, said: "The Porsche Cayman R's steering is about as sweet as it gets and the ride is 150 times better than it has any right to be considering how little body movement there is when you're really going for it".
In second place was the £22,995 agile Caterham Seven Sport, which was one of the 'cheapest' cars in the competition.
For example, the £168,500 McLaren MP4-12C with its 3.8-litre V8 engine delivering a top speed of 205mph could only manage sixth place in the competition.
The cars that come out on top where those that had both performance as well as driver friendly qualities like comfort and with the Porsche Cayman its top speed of 175mph and bucket sport seats secured it first place.
Sutcliffe added: "Right now this car is as good as it gets when it comes to pure driver satisfaction. And that's saying something when the opposition is as good as it is."
Standing out from the rest, price wise, were the Vauxhall Corsa VXR and Renault Megane Trophy hot hatches. These much more affordable cars cost around £20,000 for the Vauxhall and around £25,000 for the Renault respectively but were included in the final 11 cars against the illustrious opposition.
Other cars tested included the Mercedes CLS64 AMG, Caterham Supersport, Jaguar XKR-S, Lotus Evora S and the BMW 1M.