Behind the Scenes of Motor Trend’s 2013 Best Driver’s Car Competition
The J-Turn: Episode 14
On this episode of The J-Turn, I take you behind the scenes of Motor Trend’s 2013 Best Driver’s Car Powered by Mobil 1 to show you all of the preparation this event demands and the many challenges it poses. Serving as a preview of the full week of BDC programming that begins airing August 19th, this episode gives you a glimpse of the contenders— like the Aston Martin Vanquish, the Audi R8, the BMW M6, the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Black Series, the Jaguar F-Type, the SRT Viper, and the Nissan GT-R Track Edition— and shows you the madness that inevitably ensues each year.
Beginning on California’s canyon roads, the week-long excursion starts with a real-world driving portion, in which Motor Trend’s editors put each car through its paces from sunrise till sunset. Then, it’s on to the historic track at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, where pro driver Randy Pobst lays down lap times and pushes each vehicle to its limits. See what happens in between the laps and find out how the various members of the crew cope with this exhausting week.