Top of Their Class: evo Magazine Picks its 2013 Car of the Year [Videos]
Each year, around this spot on the calendar, many car enthusiast publications offer up their selections for the best new vehicle of the year to come. However, stuffed with horsepower junkies and heel-and-toe virtuosos though their mastheads may be, the overwhelming majority of buff books end up throwing the canyon-carving party animals in the same pool as the straight-laced, inoffensive and invisible transportation appliances, which frequently bag the top prizes due to their numbers advantage. And as we all know, their numbers advantage comes from the numbers advantage of the people who buy them, the 99-point-whatever percent of the population that’s only interested in a car’s ability in getting them from A to B.
Thankfully, the British magazineevodoesn’t feel a need to evaluate Monday-through-Friday family sedans or klutzySUVs; no, itsCar of the Yearcontests are strict funmobile-only affairs, comprising the best of the best cars that its staffers – including our host for these videos (yes, videos, plural)Jethro Bovingdon, who (no disrespect to our homedawg) is undoubtedly the current holder of the title of “motoring journalist with the most epic name” – have driven in the last year. The Class of 2013 has anAlfa Romeo, anAston Martin, anAudi, aFerrari, aPorsche, anotherPorsche, aMercedes-Benzand…aMini?! Which one came out on top? Clear your schedule for a hair over 29 minutes and find out!