The best cars for drivers, as ranked by Motor Trend (Photos)

WASHINGTON — The cost might keep you from actually getting behind the wheel, but boy the 2018 Motor Trend Best Driver’s Car sounds like a lot of fun.

The Lamborghini Huracan Performante took top honors. Motor Trend wrote that its 5.2-liter V10 takes it from 0 to 60 in 2.6 seconds — not too surprising. But its lighter frame and adjustable flaps make it more fun to drive than the typical model.

Motor Trend’s Zach Gale wrote that it “shatters the stereotype that Lamborghinis are only good for boulevard cruising and posing for posters destined for the walls of young devotees. A true driver’s car, the Huracan Performante rewards drivers of all skill levels — from newbie millionaire to track-trained enthusiast.”

“This car makes you into a god,” said Motor Trend test driver Randy Pobst. “You just get in and you drive like Ayrton Senna.”

That “millionaire” bit is no joke: The Huracan Performante starts at $274,390.

Yeah, perhaps you’ll be interested in one of the other contenders on Motor Trend’s list. They include (gulp) an SUV and a Honda Civic. Check them out:

Visitors look at a Lamborghini Huracan Performante on the first media day of the International Frankfurt Motor Show IAA in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, which runs through Sept. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
The Lamborghini Huracan Performante took top spot on Motor Trend’s 2018 Best Driver’s Car list. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner) (AP/Martin Meissner)
The Mazda MX 5 Miata is one of the contenders on Motor Trend’s Best Driver’s Car list. (Courtesy Mazda) (Courtesy Mazda)
LEIPZIG, GERMANY - May 30: The new Honda Civic Type R Concept is seen at the 2014 AMI Auto Show on May 30, 2014 in Leipzig, Germany. The show will be open to the public from May 31 through June 8 and features over 50 premieres. (Photo by Jens Schlueter/Getty Images)
The Honda Civic Type R, shown here in concept form, is one of the contenders on Motor Trend’s Best Driver’s Car list. (Photo by Jens Schlueter/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Jens Schlueter)
The BMW M5 is one of the contenders on Motor Trend's Best Driver's Car list. (Courtesy BMW)
The BMW M5 is one of the contenders on Motor Trend’s Best Driver’s Car list. (Courtesy BMW) (Courtesy BMW)
An SUV? On Motor Trend's Best Driver's Car list? Well, yes, but it is an Alfa Romeo -- the Stelvio Quadrifoglio. (Courtesy Alfa Romeo)
An SUV? On Motor Trend’s Best Driver’s Car list? Well, yes, but it is an Alfa Romeo — the Stelvio Quadrifoglio. (Courtesy Alfa Romeo) (Courtesy Alfa Romeo)
The AUDI TT RS is one of the contenders on Motor Trend's Best Driver's Car list. (Courtesy Audi)
The AUDI TT RS is one of the contenders on Motor Trend’s Best Driver’s Car list. (Courtesy Audi) (Courtesy Audi)
WOKING, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12:   Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (C) is shown a McLaren 720S, by Mike Flewitt (3rd L), CEO of McLaren Automative during a visit to McLaren Automotive at McLaren Technology Centre on September 12, 2017 in Woking, England.  (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, is shown a McLaren 720S, one of the contenders on Motor Trend’s Best Driver’s Car list. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe – WPA Pool/Getty Images) (Getty Images/WPA Pool)
The Ford Mustang GT is one of the contenders on Motor Trend's Best Driver's Car list. (Courtesy Ford)
The Ford Mustang GT is one of the contenders on Motor Trend’s Best Driver’s Car list. (Courtesy Ford) (Courtesy Ford)
The Kia Stinger is one of the contenders on Motor Trend's Best Driver's Car list. (Photo by Andres Iglesias Rodriguez/Getty Images for Kia Stinger)
The Kia Stinger is one of the contenders on Motor Trend’s Best Driver’s Car list. (Photo by Andres Iglesias Rodriguez/Getty Images for Kia Stinger) (Getty Images for Kia Stinger/Andres Iglesias Rodriguez)
The Aston Martin Vantage is one of the contenders on Motor Trend's Best Driver's Car list. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
The 2019 Aston Martin Vantage is displayed at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) (AP/Jae C. Hong)
The Porsche 911 RS is one of the contenders on Motor Trend's Best Driver's Car list. (Courtesy Porsche)
The Porsche 911 RS is one of the contenders on Motor Trend’s Best Driver’s Car list. (Courtesy Porsche) (Courtesy Porsche)
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Visitors look at a Lamborghini Huracan Performante on the first media day of the International Frankfurt Motor Show IAA in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, which runs through Sept. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
LEIPZIG, GERMANY - May 30: The new Honda Civic Type R Concept is seen at the 2014 AMI Auto Show on May 30, 2014 in Leipzig, Germany. The show will be open to the public from May 31 through June 8 and features over 50 premieres. (Photo by Jens Schlueter/Getty Images)
The BMW M5 is one of the contenders on Motor Trend's Best Driver's Car list. (Courtesy BMW)
An SUV? On Motor Trend's Best Driver's Car list? Well, yes, but it is an Alfa Romeo -- the Stelvio Quadrifoglio. (Courtesy Alfa Romeo)
The AUDI TT RS is one of the contenders on Motor Trend's Best Driver's Car list. (Courtesy Audi)
WOKING, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12:   Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (C) is shown a McLaren 720S, by Mike Flewitt (3rd L), CEO of McLaren Automative during a visit to McLaren Automotive at McLaren Technology Centre on September 12, 2017 in Woking, England.  (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
The Ford Mustang GT is one of the contenders on Motor Trend's Best Driver's Car list. (Courtesy Ford)
The Kia Stinger is one of the contenders on Motor Trend's Best Driver's Car list. (Photo by Andres Iglesias Rodriguez/Getty Images for Kia Stinger)
The Aston Martin Vantage is one of the contenders on Motor Trend's Best Driver's Car list. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
The Porsche 911 RS is one of the contenders on Motor Trend's Best Driver's Car list. (Courtesy Porsche)

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