Every year, Automobile Magazine assembles a competitive group of the most intriguing new cars produced in the previous 12 months. For the second year in a row, they evaluated them on the SPEEDVEGAS race circuit. So although the places haven’t changed, something about this year’s crop of 26 combatants was palpably different. Namely, this might be the most impressive All-Stars contender lineup of all time, most certainly the strongest field of candidates in years.
So good is this assembly of machines that the editors at one point mumbled something about naming every car present an official All-Star, and it wasn’t the thin mountain air talking. This year more than ever, there are absolutely no losers in this group.
Over four eye-opening days on the mountain and the track, the staff and contributors identified almost unanimously the absolute best of the best from around the world.
As always, their formula was simple: no price caps, no categories, and no convoluted point-scoring rules. They pride themselves on being this industry’s most straightforward awards shootout: Whichever vehicles spark the most passion, inspire the biggest grins, and deliver an experience as true to their original intent as possible inevitably walk away with an All-Stars trophy.
Is it raw speed that matters most? Physics-defying handling? World-class interior appointments? Those things all count, but this isn’t just a numbers game. It’s a soul-searching quest to identify cars that stir emotions, achievable only by driving them and, more critically, feeling them, hearing them, even smelling them. Because oftentimes the most important elements to dedicated car enthusiasts aren’t apparent on a stopwatch, a dyno, or a score sheet but only through the heart.
We were thrilled to have hosted them at SPEEDVEGAS. Read the full article at Automobile Magazine.