What are the hottest cars of 2016? [Video]

Although TFL has tested a lot of cars over the past year, only a handful are truly favorites.

In episode 21 of TFL Leaderboard Hot or Not, Roman Mica and Paul Gerrard came up with a list of their top three hottest cars of 2016 based on their own firsthand accounts. Roman took the automotive journalist perspective while Paul gave a professional driver perspective on the best of the best for 2016.

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

At the top of Roman’s list was the Corvette Grand Sport. When he first saw the car and drove it, Roman said he didn’t like it at all. He has a hard time getting in and out of the vehicle, and it was difficult to see out of it.

However, after a week of driving the canary yellow Corvette, Roman fell in love. The Corvette had a fast track time of 1:01.45 during testing, which was pretty decent for a sports car.

The wait is finally over. The highly coveted, all-new Ford Focus RS is now arriving at dealerships across the U.S. and for Jackson Gilmore – the first customer to take delivery of his RS – news of the car’s arrival was so big he ditched work to get behind the wheel.

Paul’s pick for the third spot was the Ford Focus RS, which he didn’t have a lot of hope for when he first test drove it. Ford massively hyped up the car, and Paul wasn’t expecting much.

However, as soon as he drove it, Paul was impressed. The RS came in with a lap time of 1:04.09. Paul said he was pleasantly surprised at the depth of talent the car had, adding it was also one of the most practical vehicles on their list.

2015 BMW X6 M profile

Roman and Paul’s number two picks also varied from each other. Roman chose the BMW X6 M as his number two pick because it was fun to drive. Although the vehicle has a lot of torque and turbo, it wasn’t very good looking, Roman said.

The X6 M had the fastest zero to 60 second speed of 3.95 seconds.

2016 BMW M2

For Paul’s pick, he also chose a BMW, but his was an M2, which had a lap time of 1:03.69. Paul said he felt the M2 isn’t like the other M series BMW has, and is great for track racing.

What was Roman and Paul’s number two picks? What did they like about their top choices? Find out by watching the complete TFL video above.