By   September 20, 2018

Porsche 911 GT2 RS VS Ford GT VS Lotus Exige Cup VS Mercedes AMG GT R

Porsche 911 GT2 RS VS Ford GT VS Lotus Exige Cup VS Mercedes AMG GT R

Driving any one of these performance machines is a dream for most automotive enthusiasts. evo was able to drive, not one but all four of these dream cars.

The Porsche 911 GT2 RS, Ford GT, Lotus Exige Cup 430 And Mercedes AMG GT R are all cars that are as at home on a track or on a twisting back road. These are all made to go fast, but they use different methods to achieve that goal.

The 911 GT2 RS is a 700 horsepower flat-six twin-turbocharged rocket of a machine. As with just about every other 911 (except the GT1), the engine hangs out in back behind the rear axle. While for handling this seems daft, it provides a ton of traction coming out of corners. Somehow the engineering wizards at Porsche have managed to make a car that is both fast in a straight like and can carve up a curvy road, despite the inherent issues with the design.

The Ford GT is essentially a Le Mans race car with an interior. Similar to the GT2 this is a race car for the street, and the GT features lightweight construction and active aerodynamics. For the newest Ford GT the American auto maker has done away with the V8 that they are so well known for. Instead the GT gets a mid-mounted 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that outputs 647 horses. All of this works together for lighting fast lap times.

The Mercedes AMG GT R is a track focused version of the AMG GT. The Mercedes performance car is powered by a front-mounted 4.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that pumps out 577 horsepower. Even though the GT R uses carbon fiber extensively, it weighs more than the other cars in this post. Even so, it can put up a blister fast lap time.

The Lotus Exige Cup 430 is a lightweight machine perfect for hitting a circuit. With a mid-mounted supercharged 3.5-liter V6 and 424 horsepower on tap. The driving experience is more involving than the other cars on this list as it uses a standard manual transmission. Thanks to the fact that the Cup 430 weighs just 2,328 lbs. handling is great and you can brake very late in corners.

Those are the four wonderful machines, now which do you think will be faster around a track? Scroll down to the comments and share your guess and then watch the video below to see if you are correct.

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