Every year, Road & Track invites some of the world’s most satisfying driver’s cars to test their mettle against one another to resolve the question of which is the year’s best new (or newly revamped) performance car.
This year, the 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 took home that title.
As Road & Track contributor Jack Baruth writes, the Porsche 911 GT3 is “grace and aggression in balance. Open the door, have a seat. You could drive across the country in this car and never feel resentful.” He goes on to describe the high-quality optional stereo, the three different seat treatments the customer has to choose from, and the unfiltered tactile feedback delivered to the driver through the chassis.
And then there was the road performance and track poise of the Porsche 911 GT3. Where the Ferrari or the Nissan might have made the publication’s less confident drivers weary, Baruth asserts, and the bottom-shelf Volkswagen GTI and Subaru STI might not have had much to offer driving pros, the Porsche 911 GT3 “looked and sounded like it was on full boil no matter who was driving.”
Of all the performance models Road & Track tested this year, the Porsche 911 GT3 was the “one car that gave its all, every time, to every driver.”