Fifth Gear mainstays Tiff Needell and Jason Plato found a good way to get some burn on a Porsche Boxster S, an Audi TT-RS, and a Nissan 370Z. The problem was, there were three sports cars ready to be tested, but only two drivers to drive them.
Fortunately for the two, they found another man to become the third driver. You might recognize his name, too: Ben Collins.
All together, Tiff, JP, and Ben took some time on the track to test the three aforementioned sports cars in a series of three tests – an agility test, a drift test, and a hot lap - to determine which car would run supreme over the others. Being the most senior of the trio, Tiff scored first dibs, picking the TT-RS for his ride. Picking next was JP, who opted for the Boxster S, leaving the man formerly known as the Stig to ‘settle’ for the 370Z.
Hit the jump to see the test results.
In the agility test, Tiff’s Audi TT-RS and its four-wheel drive system proved to be enough to foil the lightweight Boxster S and the meaty 370Z.
As for the drift test, JP’s Porsche Boxster S edged out Ben’s 370Z by the slimmest of margins – 7 to 6.5 – proving that RWD cars have an edge over their AWD counterparts in matters of drifting.
The final test for the three is the flying lap and, being the lightest of the three, the Porsche Boxster scored the fastest lap with a time of 1:22.5, seven-tenths of a second faster than the TT-RS and a full two-and-a-half seconds quicker than the heavyset 370Z.
In the end, it was Jason Plato and his Porsche Boxster S that scored the win in this three-car slugfest, proving that Porsche knows a thing or two about building some pretty sick sports cars.