Automotive Rear of the Year 2020
Forget Miss Universe…this is what you really want!
The year 2020 is one we will all remember as being an incredibly strange and difficult one. In fact, it might just go down in history as being the biggest pain in the arse of the 21st century, as there's no way it can get any worse than this.
So, why not end the year on a bit of an odd one, by hosting the Automotive Rear of the Year awards. This is a contest usually for humans and is an incredibly strange competition at that. It is where people compete to see who has the better backside, but I don't think anyone has ever done this with cars before, except me who posted one in 2019.
Last year, the winner was the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, and it's easy to see why. It's got a cracking rear, but which car will win in 2020?
This is why I have put together a list of 10 cars which have come out this year to go head to head to see which has the better rear-end. Once I have listed these ten cars, I will let you all vote in a poll at the end.
Now, you may have your own enteries in which case, feel free to comment them down below, but I would like to think mine are pretty solid (these are in no particular order).
But for now, here are our contenders...I really should have hired Paddy McGuinness to host this.
10. Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA
If you are someone who used to like the BMW M3 but then suddenly hated it due to its new nose, then the Giulia GTA is the car you probably lust after now. Not only is it one of the best looking Alfas of recent years, but it also has a cracking rear end. From the twin-exhausts to the huge wing, it just works so well.
Not to mention its wide rear arches and rear-diffuser. God, they look so good.
9. VW Golf R MK8
The new generation of Golf has had its fair share of hate. A lot of people in the automotive world have said its design is like a candle and its body just sort of melts over the wheels, but not with the R variant.
The new MK8 Golf R looks like it has had extensive liposuction and therefore has a cracking rear. All the lines match up well and its quad-tailpipes look incredible sticking out of that beefy rear-diffuser.
8. McLaren 765LT
Gosh, this list just keeps getting better and better, doesn't it? This, as you all know, is the brand new McLaren 765LT and it is quite possibly the sexiest car McLaren has ever made. It has some great angles, from the front splitter, right around to the four googly eyes at the back.
This is one cracking looking piece of British automotive design and the rear is no exception. That big wing and exhaust-pipe layout along with the wide hips, makes for a great viewing experience.
7. Toyota GR Yaris
If there's one car which has been most-loved this year, it has to be the GR Yaris. Every single motoring journalist has considered selling a child to get one of these. Even DriveTribe's Tim Rodie was a fan and he only likes bikes and poo-coloured VWs.
But aside from its tasty characteristics and £35,000 price tag, it has a smashing backside. For such a small car, Toyota has really worked wonders with how this car is set up. Its rear haunches as massive and its punchy exhausts look just right. This is a true rally car for the road.
6. Ferrari Roma
Known as the unloved Ferrari, the Roma is one which a lot of people don't seem to get. No, it isn't as exciting as a Pista, and no it isn't as special as an 812 GTS, but it seems to sit perfectly in the middle and I like that.
I like to think of it as the relaxed-person's Ferrari. It isn't shouty, it isn't that sporty but it could be if it wanted to. Think of it as James May in a modern-day Ferrari. It is cool but doesn't always try and when it wants to go quickly it will.
And unlike James May, it has a cracking rear-end with sexy rear-lights and a F12 looking exhausts...but that's just my opinion, you may like his backside.
5. Honda E
If you thought the GR Yaris received a lot of attention this year, then try thinking about the Honda E which is the car that made everyone's summer that little bit more bareable.
When this launched, it made the EV world come to a halt as people stopped and stared at its cute little face and adorable size. Not to mention the fact it has a digital fish tank, which is always a bonus.
But what I really want to discuss is its rear which looks like a panda when optioned in the white paint, and that's a good enough reason for me to add it to this list.
4. Porsche 911 992 Turbo S
Ah yes, the new Turbo S. Quite possibly the best car I have ever seen. Not only is it faster than Usain Bolt after a gallon of Red Bull, but it also has looks to kill.
One of these configured in a black or dark blue look seriously menacing. Now, the rear end changes depending on what exhaust you opt for. You can either get the sports ones (seen above) or the the four square ones which I think look more aggressive but obviously won't sound quite as good.
But there really isn't anything I would change about the way this looks, especially the rear which as I said, looks the bee's knees.
3. Bugatti Bolide
If ludicrous is what you're after then you will probably vote for this, the Bugatti Bolide. This is probably the most outrageous-looking car I have ever seen and it wouldn't look out of place in a Star Wars film.
There's not really much more I can say other than this thing looks absoulutely bonkers, so much so that I think I need a man moment...
2. Audi RS6 Avant
If German estate-age is what you're after then you will be a big fan of how the new RS6 looks. They seem to get more aggressive as the years and generations progress and this one clearly has the greatest rear-end of the lot.
Audi has always nailed RS rear-ends as they always go to town on the rear-diffuser and exhaust tips which never fail to amaze the eyes of a sporty estate-lover.
1. BMW M3
Aside from its two front-teeth and dodgey lines, the new M3 has a surprisngly appealing rear-end. Sure, it's a bit fiddly and has a lot of lines, but when it launches, it does do a very good squat. I think what does it for me, are the exahust tips and lights. I know I've said that for all of them so far, but they're just something about this that works.