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      09-09-2009, 10:56 PM   #1
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EVO's Top 100 Drivers Cars of All Time

Some interesting entries. A handful of Bimmers make the list, unfortunately no higher than 26th. The only current production BMWs are E92 M3 and E60 M5.

1- Pagani Zonda F
2- Lotus 340R
3- Porsche 996 GT3
4- Caterham Superlight R300
5- RenaultSport Megane R26.R
6- Lotus Elan
7- RenaultSport Clio Trophy
8- Ferrari F50
9- Mazda MX-5
10- Mitsubishi Evo VI Makinen Edition
11- Porsche 997 GT3 RS
12- Ferrari F40
13- Subaru Impreza RB5 PPP
14- Ford GT
15- Ferrari 430 Scuderia
16- Audi R8
17- Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
18- Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale
19- Lotus Elise
20- Ferrari 550 Maranello
21- Nissan GT-R
22- Honda Integra Type-R
23- Peugeot 205 GTI
24- Ferrari 288 GTO
25- Renault Clio V6
26- BMW E30 M3
27- BMW M3 CSL
28- Porsche 911 2.7 RS
29- Honda NSX Type-R
30- Renault Clio Williams
31- Lotus Evora
32- Subaru Impreza P1
33- Lamborghini Murcielagos LP670-4 SV
34- Lotus Esprit V8 Sport 350
35- Mitsibushi Evo IX FQ-360
36- Lotus Exige
37- Porsche 964 RS
38- Porsche 997 Carrera S
39- Ford Focus RS mk2
40- Ariel Atom
41- Porsche Cayman S
42- TVR Griffith
43- Toyota MR2 Roadster
44- Aston Vantage V12
45- Mercedes CLK63 Black
46- Porsche 911 Turbo 993
47- Noble M400
48- Honda NSX
49- Porsche Carrera GT
50- Porsche 968 Club Sport
51- Subaru Impreza STI
52- Porsche Boxster S
53- Lotus 2-Eleven
54- Lamborghini Gallardo
55- Renault Alpine A610
56- Jaguar E-type
57- Alfa Romeo Alfasud
58- Ferrari Enzo
59- Gumpert Apollo
60- Lamborghini Diablo 6.0 VT
61- RenaultSport Clio 200 Cup
62- BMW E92 M3
63- Peugeot 306 Rallye
64- Audi RS4
65- Porsche 993 GT2
66- Ferrari 250 GTO
67- Mini Cooper S (original 1960s)
68- TVR Sagaris
69- Koenigsegg CCX
70- Missan Skyline GT-R R33
71- McLaren F1
72- TVR Tuscan mk2
73- Porsche 959
74- BMW E39 M5
75- Peugeot 106 Rallye
76- Mini Cooper S (modern one)
77- Wiesmann GT MF5
78- Lancia Fulvia HF
79- Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
80- Ford Escort RS2000
81- Bugatti Veyron
82- BMW E34 M5
83- Aston V8 Vantage N400
84- Lancia Integrale
85- Audi Quattro
86- Nissan 350Z
87- Vauxhall VX220
88- Jaguar XJ220
89- VW Golf GTI (Mk I & II)
90- Ford Escort Cosworth
91- Bugatti EB110
92- Aston Martin Vanquish S
93- Ferrari F355 F1 Berlinetta
94- BMW E60 M5
95- Jaguar XKR
96- TVR Cerbera Speed Six
97- Ford Sierra Cosworth
98- Volkswagen Corrado VR6
99- Ford Puma 1.7
100- Toyota MR2 Mk1
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      09-09-2009, 11:14 PM   #2
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Wow, that's a lot of very cool cars!
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      09-09-2009, 11:35 PM   #3
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Z4 M is way more of a drivers car than a M3 so its weird its not on the list.

Some awesome cars on the list and some just make me think wtf?
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      09-09-2009, 11:56 PM   #4
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integra type r #22? am i missing something here? what's so special about this car?
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      09-10-2009, 01:33 AM   #5
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how the hell is a GT-R rated as a drivers car.......its a driving computer which happens to have a driver as a passenger.


and damn....no e36 M3....fail

Ariel Atom isnt in the top 10......???
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integra type r #22? am i missing something here? what's so special about this car?
At its time it had one of the best chassis and handling characteristics for a FWD car. It also produced over 100HP per 1L displacement and revved to 8k using a NA engine, which I think was only seen in the Modena up to that point. (from memory - but someone correct me if I am wrong).
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      09-10-2009, 02:28 AM   #7
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how the hell is a GT-R rated as a drivers car.......its a driving computer which happens to have a driver as a passenger.


and damn....no e36 M3....fail

Ariel Atom isnt in the top 10......???
Yes, this list is fail. EVO is usually good but this list kind of sucks.
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      09-10-2009, 03:06 AM   #8
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Ha, even the E Type beat the bloody M3. I do think the NSX could have been turned up a few notches though.
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integra type r #22? am i missing something here? what's so special about this car?
The Fantastic engine and Gearbox. It sounds amazing.
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Renault sport megane r26 ?! OMG!!!!
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      09-10-2009, 06:35 AM   #12
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integra type r #22? am i missing something here? what's so special about this car?
Maybe you missed the two Renaults at number 5 and 7, both fwd. It sort of makes a mockery of all those guys on forums saying that only rwd cars are the most enjoyable, or the best handling.
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no MC12? no RR Phantom?
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interesting list
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      09-10-2009, 09:33 AM   #15
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Z4 M is way more of a drivers car than a M3 so its weird its not on the list.

Some awesome cars on the list and some just make me think wtf?
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how the hell is a GT-R rated as a drivers car.......its a driving computer which happens to have a driver as a passenger.
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and damn....no e36 M3....fail
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Ariel Atom isnt in the top 10......???
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Wow, that's a lot of very cool cars!
+1...and at the same time, alot of totally undeserving cars on that list as well...



...it appears we have to take yet another automotive review with a basketball-sized grain of salt . and the fact that they even considered the e60 M5 a "driver's car" and excluded so many other far more capable and driver-involving cars is laughable. just b/c you give a boat 500hp doesn't demote it from "boat" status. oh well...even magazine editors are entitled to opinions i suppose.
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No S2000, but a Mini S is on the list???????????????
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Agreed that no way that deserves Top 5 status, except for the fact that its FWD and handles surprisingly well. Also, be aware they're not talking about the regular R26, it's the R26.R, which handily beats the 335i around the Nurburgring. Still, top 5? 35 spots higher than the Atom? No, I don't think so.

My impression is that the list could instead be titled "our favorite cars that we and other car writers drool over." Some for their directness, some for their power, some for their uniqueness, like the R26.R. For the most part, it's a list of pretty cool cars, though.
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i kinda agree with the list there are a few that made me quesiton their choice but i never drove them...
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No S2000, but a Mini S is on the list???????????????
Ya that one is interesting. The S2000 is definitely a drivers car...
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...it appears we have to take yet another automotive review with a basketball-sized grain of salt . and the fact that they even considered the e60 M5 a "driver's car" and excluded so many other far more capable and driver-involving cars is laughable. just b/c you give a boat 500hp doesn't demote it from "boat" status. oh well...even magazine editors are entitled to opinions i suppose.
There is a lot more to making the critiria of a driver's car than simply being quick, handle great, etc, etc, etc.

Each car on this list is there for a number of reasons, maybe emotional, how it makes you feel while driving (i.e MX5) or simply for the way the thing does what it does (i.e.GTR).

I totally 'get it' with a lot on this list, though at the same time I can fully understand why so many of you are not.
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Yes, this list is fail. EVO is usually good but this list kind of sucks.
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How the hell is the Gallardo there when the F430 isn't? It should be on the list and definitely ahead of the Gallardo.
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For the most part, it's a list of pretty cool cars, though.
agreed. that being said though, they should have just titled the article "top 100 pretty cool cars" instead of "top 100 driver's cars of all time." at least they might have retained some credibility as writers and editors that way...b/c i see several cars on that list that, were this a true list ranking driver's cars, wouldn't even be in the top 500.
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