You may have heard that Chevrolet’s no compromise Camaro Z/28 won Motor Trend’s 2014 Best Driver’s Car competition, but what does that mean exactly? After all, ‘Best Driver’s Car’ sounds like a bit of a gray area. Chevrolet decided to let MT editor-in-chief Edward Loh describe what it means to be the car most appreciated by true drivers.
A driver’s car will usually be all about the raw, unadulterated driving experience. Something that sacrifices nothing to give you maximum amounts of driving pleasure. Something that makes you feel confident and connected to the road. A test like this is becoming increasingly more important, because as the market shifts towards electrically assisted cars and turbocharged engines, finding a pure driving experience will start to become harder and harder.
Many cried out that the Z/28 should not have won Best Driver’s Car, but if you think of raw driving experiences, not much else on MT’s list really qualified. It has a manual transmission, huge Pirelli Trofeo R tires, naturally aspirated 7.0-liter V8 and Brembo carbon ceramic brakes are all the components of a machine that was meant to be driven.
Still don’t hear us out? Maybe Loh’s remarks in the video below can help you better understand where they were coming from with their decision.