PCOTY 2016: What missed the cut

PCOTY 2016 What missed the cut

Metal that didn't make it - and why

Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Porsche GT3 RSHardcore RS could’ve wiped ’em all, but we’ll never know, as the demo just missed the dates.

HSV Clubsport R8 LSA

HSV clubsport r8 lsaSupercharged Clubby will be on the grid for 2016, having missed out by weeks this year.

Audi RS3

Audi RS3It was booked, but PCOTY was a bit too close to the local launch, so it was pulled last minute.

Abarth 595 BiPosto

Abarth 695 BipostoAs mad as a box of frogs, but would’ve been seriously out of its depth at PCOTY.

Mazda MX-5 2.0

Mazda MX-5 2.0L GTAnother that missed out on timing, though we had the 1.5 locked in already anyway.

Ferrari California T

Ferrari California TAs ever, we asked, but Ferrari isn’t too keen on playing in multi-car competitions.

McLaren 675LT

Mclaren 675 LTWith every car sold to customers, it’s not surprising that press 675LTs are thin on the ground.

Audi TT S

Audi TT SAnother that missed by a couple of weeks. Unlikely to have been at the pointy end, anyhow.

MINI Cooper JCW

Mini JCWNo manuals yet, and those who had driven it reckoned it would’ve been an also-ran.

Porsche Cayman GT4

Porsche Cayman GT4Porsche had a car, but wouldn’t risk it weeks before the local launch. Fair enough, too.

Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4

Lambo HuracanBaby Lambo was sadly otherwise booked; we’ll be getting in early for 2016.

Ferrari 488 GTB

Ferrari 488 GTBMissed out on timing, but could be a potential 2016 champ – if it shows up, of course.

Alfa Romeo 4C

Alfa Romeo 4CSadly, both 4C press cars had some bad luck, so there wasn’t one available for PCOTY.

Ford Mustang GT

Ford Mustang GTA January 2016 launch means it’ll be present and correct for next year’s contest.

Tesla Model S P90D

Tesla Model STwin-motor Tesla just missed the dates and would’ve struggled with range.

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