evo Car of the Year 2017
This is evo Car of the Year, the complete guide to the best performance cars on sale today.
Welcome to evo Car of the Year. A new evo Car of the Year. One that is more inclusive than ever before. An eCoty that celebrates the very best performance cars on sale today from every key sector covered by evo’s all-knowing Knowledge.
From superminis to hypercars, via hot hatches, saloons, sports cars, coupes, GTs and supercars, we’ve taken our favourite car from each class to roads that put them in their element, enabling them to show exactly what they’re capable of, and we’ve travelled thousands of miles across the length and breadth of England, Scotland, Wales and, er, Germany to do so.
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Unlike previous years we haven’t restricted ourselves to considering only new cars launched during the last twelve months. As we see all too often, the latest arrivals aren’t always an improvement over the established class leader. In addition, for a car to be eligible for consideration, you must be able to place an order for one, and not need to be a ‘special’ customer to do so. In other words, no unobtainium.
evo Car of the Year: McLaren 720S
And we have a winner. The evo Car of the Year is the astonishing McLaren 720S. Of all our category winners the McLaren supercar stood out above its illustrious competition to claim the overall crown.
Click the links below for our category winners and our thinking on why the McLaren 720S claimed top spot. For the full eCoty experience you can buy the special Car of the Year issue of evo in all good newsagents. Alternatively, subscribe to evo today for complete coverage of another action-packed year in cars...
eCoty roll of honour
Winner: Peugeot 208 GTi by Peugeot Sport
Highly commended: None