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PERFORMANCE CAR OF THE YEAR 20 R&T PCOTY • Crowning the Road & Track Performance Car of the Year is not an easy task. Each fall, we gather every new or revised performance car that we can get our hands on. While some of these candidates naturally worm into our hearts, this is more than a popularity contest—the award doesn’t simply go to the machine we like the most or the one we think is the coolest. PCOTY is about looking to the future and finding the car that provides the most hope for the enthusiast: a machine that offers everything you expect of a modern vehicle yet still tugs at the heart.
TELL ME THIS • PCOTY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS. SORT OF.
THE HARD NUMBERS • Pulling off this year’s PCOTY required:
THE DOSSIER • THE MACHINES, PEOPLE, AND STRANGE BETS OF PERFORMANCE CAR OF THE YEAR 2020.
OUT OF STOCK • THE OBVIOUS SLUGGERS THAT DIDN’T MAKE THE TITLE FIGHT.
THE STORY OF US • SIX YEARS OF TESTING, ONE MISSION: FIND THE CARS THAT SPEAK TO US.
STATE OF BLISS • FROM HEAT TO HEIGHTS IN CALIFORNIA GOLD COUNTRY—THE ROAD TRIP BEHIND OUR ANNUAL TEST EXTRAVAGANZA.
ODE TO THE BURNOUT • SAVE YOUR LETTERS. WE KNOW BETTER.
WHAT A CAR WANTS, WHAT A CAR NEEDS • R&T’S RESIDENT DRIVING SAGE ON MASTERING A CORNER IN YOUR FAVORITE PCOTY STARS.
WAR PIGS • A TRIBUTE TO THE RIGS THAT ENABLE OUR INDUSTRY.
NO SUVS • WHY TRUCKS HAVE NO PLACE AT R&T’S FLAGSHIP EVENT—AND WON’T.
MIDDLE MANAGEMENT • THE MATH BEHIND THE NEW CORVETTE’S MAGIC ENGINE MOVE.
MISSING THE MANUAL
INSTALLATION LAP • A FRANTIC WALK-THROUGH OF THUNDERHILL’S ROLLICKING, 2.0-MILE WEST COURSE.
FIGURE OUT • PCOTY ISN’T A NUMBERS GAME. SPORTS CARS SHOULDN’T BE, EITHER.
WHAT BOB THINKS • FROM HIS MICHIGAN OFFICE, BOB LUTZ WEIGHS IN ON OUR TOUGHEST-EVER CAST OF PCOTY CONTENDERS.
WE CHOOSE A HYUNDAI.
2020 HYUNDAI VELOSTER N
GLOSSARY • IN DEPTH WITH THE NITTY-GRITTY.
P.S. • “Good burnout,” Dave mused, casually walking away from the smoke, “but certainly not a great burnout.”