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Cayman tops driving poll.

THE Porsche Cayman R, above, has been declared Britain's Best Driver's Car for 2011.

It follows an annual comparison test which pitched 11 of this year's most exciting new cars against each other on public roads and racetrack to determine which one offers the greatest driving thrill.

The 11 cars on test were worth a total of almost pounds 900,000 and included a McLaren MP4-12C, Mercedes CLS64 AMG, Vauxhall Corsa VXR, Renault Megane Trophy, Caterham Supersport, Aston Martin Vantage S, Jaguar XKR-S, Lotus Evora S and BMW 1M.

But the judging panel felt that it was the pounds 51,728 Cayman R's completeness, steering and ride that stood out - no mean feat considering that last year's winner, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, was also a contender.

In second place was the nimble Caterham Seven Supersport, at pounds 22,995 one of the cheapest cars in the contest, while third spot went to the Aston Martin V8 Vantage S, with the 911 GT3 RS managing only fourth.

Steve Sutcliffe, editor of Autocar magazine, which ran the contest, said: "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."
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Oct 17, 2011
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