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In "Your Say... Readers Thoughts On Past Issues" there is feedback on the MT choice of "Best Drivers Car". (Jan. 2017 issue I believe). The winner was the McLaren 570S which was described as:
" Basic, engaging, less powerful, lighter, quicker, organic, telepathic."
So a reader submit's, "Are you sure there wasn't a LOTUS badge somewhere on that 570S?"
"P.S. Yes, I own an Elise".
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To which the editor replies: We checked. No Lotus badge. But we're hoping we'll be able to find one for you somewhere in time for next year's Best Driver's Car competition.
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This was a great story too: 2017 Best Performance Car of the Year - 2017 Acura NSX Named Road & Track's PCOTY

I read it while my wife's car was in for service earlier this week. Poor McLaren didn't make the cut

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I'm sorry. Is this the Honda/Acura forum?
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I'm sorry. Is this the Honda/Acura forum?
If you read the article, it states that the Evora 400 comes in 2nd place despite pretty much all of the competitors' higher price and power advantages.

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If you read the article, it states that the Evora 400 comes in 2nd place despite pretty much all of the competitors' higher price and power advantages.
And that the drivers didn't want to get out of it.

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This was a great story too: 2017 Best Performance Car of the Year - 2017 Acura NSX Named Road & Track's PCOTY

I read it while my wife's car was in for service earlier this week. Poor McLaren didn't make the cut
Baruth and Travis O loved the Evora, but couldn't convince the other editors to make it #1. Still, an impressive showing for the 400.

The reason why there was no 570S is that one of the R&T journos wrote it off! I think there's a sidebar in the print edition which tells the story.

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In "Your Say... Readers Thoughts On Past Issues" there is feedback on the MT choice of "Best Drivers Car". (Jan. 2017 issue I believe). The winner was the McLaren 570S which was described as:
" Basic, engaging, less powerful, lighter, quicker, organic, telepathic."
So a reader submit's, "Are you sure there wasn't a LOTUS badge somewhere on that 570S?"
"P.S. Yes, I own an Elise".
Bruce Oblad
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To which the editor replies: We checked. No Lotus badge. But we're hoping we'll be able to find one for you somewhere in time for next year's Best Driver's Car competition.
But I wonder why the 400 wasn't in MT's test this year? It wasn't in Car and Driver's either. Did Lotus not get them a car, or did they not ask for one? R&T was the only American mag that put it in their best driver's car competition, where, as we've just discussed, it did rather well.

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Baruth and Travis O loved the Evora, but couldn't convince the other editors to make it #1. Still, an impressive showing for the 400.

The reason why there was no 570S is that one of the R&T journos wrote it off! I think there's a sidebar in the print edition which tells the story.
Hence the winky eye...

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