Flick through our evo Car of the Year 2013 test in issue 190 or on our smartphone app and you'll see glorious photography of amazing cars, with finely crafted words on the year's greatest test to bring them all to life. What is less obvious is the in-depth process that goes into selecting 2013's best performance car. The note writing, car cleaning, Autoroute mile munching and pizza eating, for instance...
You can read the full eCoty 2013 test in evo issue 190 – in shops now – or on our new tablet and smartphone app. The Alfa Romeo 4C, Aston Martin V12 Vantage S, Audi R8 V10 Plus, Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, Ford Fiesta ST Mountune, Jaguar F-type V8S, Lotus Exige S Roadster, Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series, Mini John Cooper Works GP, Porsche 911 GT3 and the second-generation Porsche Cayman S fight it out for the performance car world's biggest crown.
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But as a light-hearted preview, click the images below for an insight into the judging, photography and video crafting... and let us know what car you reckon should take top honours via Twitter and Facebook.