What is the best-handling car on the planet?

There are many ways to think about this. We settled on rally cars,and chose five that dominate that brand of racing, which we believe to be among the most-dangerous and daring anywhere in the world.

With the more-famous Winter Games taking place in Sochi, Russia, we wanted to take the opportunity to embrace international competition as well.

Only we’re making it all about cars.

We have five cars going for gold.

Which one will stand atop the podium? It’s up to you!

The Contenders

Ford Escort RS Cosworth

(Image/Summit Racing)

Perhaps more familiar with folks in Europe, no matter which year or generation of the Ford Escort rally car you prefer, this vehicle has been steady presence at the highest levels of rally racing all over the world for decades.


Subaru WRX

Subaru WRX Rally Car in WRC Livery at beginning of a stage
(Image/OnAllBands – Elizabeth Klinc)

Subaru’s Impreza WRX debuted in 1992 and has proven a potent weapon on the sharp-turned and hilly road courses common on the rally racing circuits.

Nissan Skyline

r32 nissan skyline gt-r

The Nissan Skyline dates back to 1957, and has now morphed into the modern-day GT-R—one of the world’s fastest production cars. You can slide into your own 2015 for $101,770, if you’re willing to settle for the inexpensive base model.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

Mitsubishi Evo on Autocross slalom
(Image/Summit Racing)

The Evo showed up in 1992, the same as Subaru’s WRX, but didn’t join the motorsports ranks until 1997 when the car was modified for rally car racing.

Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta ST, Red

The Ford Fiesta has been in production since 1976, and has made on-again, off-again appearances on rally racing series worldwide since 1979.


So, which three cars are going to win medals?

Which of these rally cars do you consider the best?

Vote for your favorite in the comments section below!


Author: Matt Griswold

After a 10-year newspaper journalism career, Matt Griswold spent another decade writing about the automotive aftermarket and motorsports. He was part of the original OnAllCylinders editorial team when it launched in 2012.