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Old 11-09-2007, 03:10 PM   #1
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Default eCOTY 2007 / Issue 112

eCoty 2007
This is where eCoty 2007 really begins, on the hill roads of Limousin and Auvergne

Its that time of year again. The time when we gather together the most exciting cars from the last twelve months on some of the best roads that Europe has to offer. This year weve been enjoying the mountain roads south of Clermont Ferrand in France, and an unforgettable day at the stunning Mas du Clos circuit.

But not even the spectacular scenery could outshine the list of cars that 2007 has brought us: Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series, Ferrari 430 Scuderia, Mini Cooper Works, Honda Civic Type-R (the Japanese market car, of course), Audi R8, BMW M3, Lotus 2-Eleven, Vauxhall VXR8, Nissan 350Z, Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera and the brand new Aston Martin DBS. Even by the high standards of eCotys past, this is an epic list. Which is your favourite?

For the full 46-page article, featuring in-depth comment on every one of the contenders, get your hands on evo magazine isssue 112, available from 14th November. View the contender videos in right-hand panel.
http://www.evo.co.uk/videos/planetev...coty_2007.html

No GT2? Perhaps similar to last year when the Turbo wasn't included because the GT3 was considered better. My favorite is of course the 430 Scuderia!!!
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Old 11-10-2007, 01:18 PM   #2
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Yes i also bet it will be the Scuderia!
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Old 11-12-2007, 06:47 AM   #3
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I say Scuderia, GT3 RS, R8 will fill the top 3 spots
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Old 11-12-2007, 12:50 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by dani_d_mas View Post
I smell an easy victory for the Scuderia... although I'm pretty sure they'll end up praising the GT3 RS for being more pure and exciting
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I say the R8 will win.
Those Evo slimeballs will go for a Porsche regardless - fuckers like the Stradale better in a comparo with a GT3 but turned the tables when it came to ECOTY.
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Old 11-13-2007, 06:57 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by dani_d_mas View Post
I'm just refering to all the reviews I've seen about the Scuderia so far - that it is such an involving and pure car to drive... even Chris Harris - a well known Porsche specialist, that even writes a column in GT Purely Porsche magazine - said it was brilliant!!

I know the Evo crew has always had a slight tendency to always give the win to the Porsche, no matter if it's a GT3, Turbo or whatever... but I just have the feeling that this time it's gonna be different. Even the R8 has impressed more than the GT3 RS if you ask me, according to different reviews
It was also different last year when the superb Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano won over the 997 GT3. I'm guessing the R8 is a bigger threat to the 430 Scuderia for eCOTY than the GT3 RS just because it has exceeded so many expectations. Trumping a decades-old icon, the 911, (according to most) must count for something...
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:43 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by blue8 View Post
I'm guessing the R8 is a bigger threat to the 430 Scuderia for eCOTY

R8 close ? Ehehehe, close but no cigar
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Old 11-13-2007, 12:42 PM   #7
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Issue 112


(Judging by the cover shot, it must be between the Ferrari and Porsche)

Opinions fly, engines bark and facial hair bristles with intent as we bring together 2007's top dozen cars

Planet evo

We get under the skin of the new Nissan GT-R, and bring you all the coolest metal and hottest news from Tokyo
Driven
Alfa 8C competizione, Subaru Impreza STI, Subaru Impreza WRX, BMW 135i M Sport, Thurlby Astra T9, Westfield XI Jubilee

Letters
The perfect getaway car, rubbish motorsport, a dirty sponge and the case of the disappearing experts…

Cover story: eCoty 2007
The dozen preeminent cars of 2007 are brought together on mind-blowing roads and an amazing track. Opinions fly, engines bark and facial hair bristles with intent

eDoty 2007
It wasn’t all spiffing in 2007. There were disappointments, dullards, duffers and downright dogs too

Maserati 250F on the Nürburgring
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Fangio’s legendary Grand Prix victory, Richard Meaden drives a 250F round the Ring

Pagani honours the Greatest
We’re there as Pagani sets a new Ring production car lap record with the Zonda F (for Fangio)

Subscriptions
Apparently the national work- rate dips on the day the grey envelope lands on the mat

Lexus IS-F
This is Japan’s answer to Germany’s all-conquering triumvirate of supersaloons. With a V8 and an eight-speed gearbox, can the IS-F disrupt the axis of power?

Long-term tests
The Panda 100HP is bouncing off into the early GMT sunset this month while a new Audi S5 is slinking in under the cover of darkness and, after a faltering start, Simon George is starting to fully appreciate his new Lamborghini

The Knowledge
Not wishing to spoil your enjoyment of the substantial part of this issue, it's only fair to warn you that our 2007 Car of the Year is revealed somewhere within our listings

Icon: Alfa Romeo Montreal
The vents in the B-pillars allow air into the cockpit and are nothing to do with the engine, apparently



eCOTY Gallery:
http://www.evo.co.uk/news/evonews/21...e_gallery.html

** The 911 GT2 was not considered for this year's eCOTY (it hasn't been tested I think). It will surely be a contender then for 2008.
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Old 11-13-2007, 01:39 PM   #8
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What a great year of sports cars...look at that line up :-o

I bet the top3 will be Scuderia, GT3 RS and R8
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Old 11-13-2007, 06:38 PM   #9
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[SPOILER] The Results:







1st Porsche 997 GT3 RS = 95.7
2nd Ferrari 430 Scuderia = 94.9
3rd Audi R8 = 93.6
4th Mercedes CLK63 AMG Black = 91.4
5th BMW M3 = 90.9
6th Honda Civic Type-R = 89.4
7th Lambo Gallardo Superleggera = 88.2
8th Nissan 350Z = 87.6
9th Lotus 2-Eleven = 87.0
10th Mini Cooper S Works = 86.1
11th Vauxhall VXR8 = 83.8
12th Aston Martin DBS = 78.9








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Old 11-13-2007, 06:52 PM   #10
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Hahahaha what a joke.

Even that punk C Harris said that the 997 GT3 is better than the RS, and last year a GT3 got it`s ass kicked by 599 a car that Scuderia has in it`s pocket.

But nooo, in typical Evo manner they had to invert to charts somehow and make pure idiots out of themselves.

The difference between RS and GT3 : -20kg`s and stiffer suspension setup that`s alomost unbearable for a "road" car.

There goes their credibility.
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Old 11-14-2007, 04:00 AM   #11
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^^ You should be, or else you lack logic.....
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:27 AM   #12
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You heard it here first: eCOTY 2008: Porsche 911 GT2
I haven't read any of the older issues but I'm surprised that the Carrera GT was not recognized. Winners this decade so far:

2000 – Porsche 911 Turbo
2001 - Pagani Zonda
2002 – Honda NSX Type R
2003 – Porsche 911 GT3 (S2)
2004 – Porsche 911 (997) CarreraS
2005 - Ford GT
2006 - Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
2007 - Porsche 911 GT3 RS (997)

evo Car of the decade?
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Old 11-15-2007, 01:43 PM   #13
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Hmm, we all knew it. The day that the ford GT beat the f430 in their ecoty, they were full of shit. every review of both cars said the gt was dynamically lacking, but all of a sudden it won their comp. They choose the winner long before the c omp is over.
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