Last year, the 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 was the only vehicle invited to the party from General Motors to Road&Track Magazine’s Performance Car of the Year competition. GM fan boys gather ‘round. Because this year, both the 650 hp C7 Corvette Z06 and the 464 hp Cadillac ATS-V are fighting for the title.
But, competition is stiff with competitors including the Mercedes-AMG GT S, Ford Mustang GT350R, Ferrari 488 GTB, Bentley Continental GT3R, Porsche Cayman GT4 and Dodge Viper ACR.
For its Performance Car of the Year, R&T takes each vehicle down through rural roads of Kentucky and Tennessee and a two-day stay at the National Corvette Museum’s racetrack.
Being one of the lowest on power (mind you, 464 hp), the ATS-V may have more ground to catch next to its competitors. But, R&T previously gushed about the caddy’s performance credentials, so it should be interesting how it fairs.
The Corvette nameplate already has a PCOTY win racked up from 2013, so the Corvette Z06 has a reputation to uphold. With its supercharged LT4 V8 and 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque and more carbon fiber trim than ever, the Z06 won’t go down without a fight.
With the winner soon to be revealed, R&T has us anxiously waiting for the winner. Let us know who you think will take the crown in the comments below.