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911 GT3 RS 'best driver's car'

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The Porsche 911 GT3 RS is the Best Driver's Car, according to Autocar magazine.

The model left behind a host of other cars to win the award this year. It is likely to boost the popularity of the Porsche 911, leading to an increase in the number of car insurance policies for it.

Chas Hallett, editor of Autocar, said: "The Porsche 911 GT3 RS was a clear winner; each of our seven judges placed the car at the top of their list. On the day of our road and track testing at Donington, the GT3 RS' drive was simply the most involving, enjoyable and satisfying of all the sports cars involved."

The Noble M600 took the second spot. It was honoured for its polished, benign chassis and steering, while judges also liked its astonishing straight-line pace.

It was followed by the Ferrari 458 Italia, a mid-engined sports car.

Chief road tester Matt Prior and editor-at-large Steve Sutcliffe were part of the judging team. The judges tested eleven cars on some of the country's best driving roads and one racing circuit.

Prior said: "Some modern supercars are so quick that their electronic driving aids actually make them more enjoyable. A moderately handy driver can often extend his own limits, and take the car's performance further, while knowing there's a back-up if things go wrong."

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