Each year Motor Trend brings out some of the hottest new performance cars of the past year and pits them against each other before crowning one of them ‘Best Driver’s Car’. This year just one Fiat Chrysler product showed up to the track test at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, but it was potentially one of the greatest driver’s cars of them all: the Dodge Viper ACR.
So how did the Viper ACR fare in MT’s test? Well, it was a full three seconds faster than every car in the test (which included a McLaren 570S, Audi R8, Nissan GT-R and Mercedes AMG GT), but MT said it was too much of a “monster,” to win its best driver’s car test. The Viper has always been one of the more intimidating cars you could buy, but we’d never thought that would work against in a test comparing driver’s cars.
So which of new sports/supecar took top honors in the test? You’ll have to check out the video above to find out. We wish we could tell you it was the Viper in the car’s final year of production, but this year’s field was too strong for the Viper to come out on top. Maybe the Fiat 124 Abarth or Alfa Romeo Giulia QV can win it for FCA in 2017.