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top gear - Car of the year.

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  1. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    Top Gear's COTY Awards... one we actually care about

    Car of the Year: the final shortlist


    Sports Car of the Year: BMW Z4 Coupe
    It's ugly as sin. Genuinely ugly. The soft-top version of the Z4 is striking, sure, but at least it mellows with age. The Coupe doesn't. But that's part of what makes it great. It sits belligerently on the road, giving a two-finger salute to conservative styling.

    The performance is equally distinctive. It gives you more power than you'll ever need and sounds like an ogre trying to digest a nuclear warhead. Yes, the suspension's a touch hard and the steering could do with a bit more feel, but we don't care: the Z4 Coupe is as much fun as you can have for 30 grand.

    Executive Car of the Year: Citroen C6
    Citroen doesn't play by the rules. As other manufacturers ruthlessly shave millimetres and milligrams off their exec barges in pursuit of glacial perfection, Citroen has happily pursued its own decadent, artistic and utterly unique vision with the C6.

    The C6 won't beat BMW round the Nürburgring, or out-clever Lexus, but it just looks and feels right. With its curving, concave glass, pop-up rear spoiler and dramatic overhangs, the C6 is an event to look at - even when it's sitting still. No other executive car talks to its driver in the same way.

    Limo of the Year: Lexus LS600h
    A five-litre, four-wheel-drive V8 stretch limo with hybrid drive? Hmm. As an eco-friendly proposition, the LS600h doesn't make sense, but it's an astonishing bit of kit and more relevant than you might think.

    Lexus/Toyota is so far ahead of most other manufacturers that we could well be looking back on this limo as an eco-pioneer in years to come. And in its own right, the LS600h is astonishing - quiet, endowed with almost limitless power and stuffed with toys. No, it's not going to save the planet, but it might be a step in the right direction.

    And here's the rest of our award winners:

    Dream Car of the Year: Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
    Brash, ostentatious and incredibly loud, the Lambo Gallardo Spyder is a proper supercar. We love it.

    SUV of the Year: Land Rover Freelander 2
    The Freelander 2 is more sophisticated and comfortable than ever, and it still rules the off-road roost.

    Small Car of the Year: Mini Cooper S
    It's not easy to tell apart from its predecessor, but the new Mini Cooper S is the most fun car we've driven this year.

    Supercar of the Year: Ferrari 599 GTB
    Blisteringly fast but beautifully behaved on the road, the Ferrari 599 GTB is a near-perfect supercar.

    Roadster of the Year: Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe
    We knew Mazda would do a good job with the MX-5 RC. But we didn't expect it to be even better than the soft-top.

    GT of the Year: Jaguar XK
    Stunning to behold and great to drive, the Jag XK stirs the soul like no other GT out there.

    Coupe of the Year: Audi TT
    The Audi TT has always been a looker, but now it has the performance to match.

    Big Car of the Year: Ford S-Max
    A sport-flavoured MPV? It sounds improbable, but the S-Max somehow adds up.

    Family Car of the Year: Citroen C4 Picasso
    Citroen's brilliantly original C4 Picasso is clever enough to keep the whole family entertained.

    [Source: Top Gear]


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    I freaking love the Z4 coupe. If I had money falling out my ass I would definitely buy one. Or three.
     
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    yeah, they are pretty hot, i'd rock one.

    a little small for me though... i haven't sat in one, but the interior 'seems' kinda cramped
     
  4. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    I stalled one when I was valeting right in front of the guy. I felt like a dipshit. Luckily the guy was cool. And the car was fun as hell to drive.
     
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    not only did they gave an award to a bmw, but they gave it to a Z4....was jeremy at the ceremony, and what happened to my good ole reliable top gear guys.

    thats not just bull shit, thats horse shit.
     
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    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    Ford has major issues with selling cars, yet one of their cars makes the list.
    can they not put two and fucking two together?

    Ford S-Max wtf is that? oh yeah, yet another car that sells well that will never see the us market.

    I'm not a big fan of it but toyota and honda seem to be selling their little toy cars, plus in Canada I saw a shitload of those little smartcars.
     
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    Z4 over S2K?!

    Gay as AIDS.
     
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    All the intelligent cars have troubles reaching the US. The Smart should be here already. I've seen 1.
     
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    i like the rims on the ford but thats about it
     
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