DriveTribe community car of the decade - super saloons & wagons category
Super saloons and performance estates occupy a very special corner of the automotive nirvana. For they are dedicated to catering for matters of the mundane, and the exciting. Quite simply, they are proof that you can have your cake, eat it, and still lose weight. And the nominations are...
Alfa Romeo Giulia QV
Has there ever been a super saloon perturb the establishment with quite the same aplomb as the Alfa? I don’t think there has. With a 2.9L Twin-Turbo V6 that finds its origins in Ferrari’s turbo V8s, the Alfa feels very much like a saloon car that wears the prancing horse badge. And for that, it deserves to be included in this poll.
The Audi RS6 serves as a definition for precisely what an “everything car” is supposed to be. Particularly in its now defunct C7 generation, it combined all of the qualities that could keep both family and car lover happy until the end of days.
Mercedes E63 AMG S Estate
While the Audi lays down the fundamental principals of the everything car however, the Mercedes extends upon them - and some. Inside you’re greeted with one of the finest interiors there is at the moment. Not to mention that you have significantly more power and torque than in the Audi. But beyond all of that, is the E63’s party trick: the ability to disconnect drive to the front wheels and become primarily rear wheel drive. Fantastically innovative; fantastically entertaining; fantastically pointless.
Porsche Taycan Turbo S
If however you favour the car that commits itself most to the version of progress legislation is forcing us to adopt, then look no further than the Porsche Taycan. It may be Porsche’s first official foray into the world of electric cars, but absolutely nothing about it screams of that fact.
Tesla Model 3 Performance
While the Porsche may be very good however, it is price at a point that makes it inaccessible to the vast majority of people. The Tesla Model 3 however - while still being expensive - is significantly more affordable. The Model 3 is one of - if not the - most compelling attempt yet at a mass-produced electric car. I see them absolutely everywhere I go. There are two on my road! In fact, even my cousin has one - in top of the line Performance spec. For what it represents, this may be a strong contender.
Tesla Model S P100D
Perhaps however the Model 3’s biggest worry comes from within. Perhaps the Model S holds more significance through laying the foundations of the technology that makes the Model 3 possible. In P100D spec, the Tesla is a machine of 0-60mph obliteration, and perhaps the ultimate weapon to use against your passenger’s constipation. If Senokot doesn’t do the trick, you can guarantee a silent-but-deadly (no pun intended) Ludicrous Mode launch in one of these things will.
And those, my loyal subjects, are the contenders for the car of the decade in the Super Saloons and Wagons category. Cast your vote below for your favourite saloon or estate of the decade - the winner of which will go through to the final vote with the winners of the other 9 categories. Voting closes at 7pm GMT on Monday the 9th of December.