Robb Report Car of the Year 2020: The Lamborghini Huracán Evo Spyder

The question of whether Lamborghini would prove victorious for a fourth year running drew scores of car lovers to multiple Car of the Year sessions in Napa, Calif., and Boca Raton, Fla., for the chance to put a wide assortment of automobiles to the test. It was quite the evolution from our first competition, in 2003, which involved just a handful of people—a small group of friends, really—wagering on a few sports cars. Acting as “editors for a day,” 171 judges joined gatherings in November and early December 2019 to drive and vote on which among 11 new models would become the 2020 Robb Report Car of the Year. Distilling our judges’ oft-provocative written comments, we noted much consensus within the groups when it came to the positive and negative attributes of each contender. This year brought together an interesting selection of five convertibles, four sedans and two GTs, insofar as the Rolls-Royce Wraith might be considered such. Notably absent were hard-edge competitors to the Lamborghini. Specifically, latest models like Ferrari’s F8 Tributo, Chevrolet’s Corvette and McLaren’s new GT simply weren’t yet in the media fleets, while Porsche’s new policy no longer allows loans o...

Car Comparison: 2019 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack 392 vs. 2019 Ford Mustang GT

Brian Harper: We’re banging our heads against the wall, kid. Tilting at windmills. Spitting into the wind. Trying to objectively analyze two legendary muscle cars (actually, “pony cars” back in my youth) when their respective fan bases have long ago made up their collective minds is just going to get us in trouble. But we gotta try, don’t we? Ford Mustang versus Dodge Challenger. Off and on rivals going back 50 years. Not the ultimate versions of each, maybe not even the most livable for the street, but traditional V8 power and six-speed manual transmissions, the cars augmented by optional performance upgrades that give them superior handling and grip. Stripping it down to the basics, it’s a fight between tradition and evolution. What’s it going to be? Nick Tragianis: Well, the Mustang GT certainly makes a compelling case for evolution. Starting with a 5.0-litre V8 under the hood making 460 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, and of course, hooked up to a six-speed manual and riding on independent suspension at all four corners, it’s without a doubt the closest the Mustang’s ever been to sports car territory, Shelby GT350 (and GT350R) notwithstanding. It pulls hard, sounds incre...