From Motor Trend via CBA-R35 Blog
The contenders, starting from the humble front-drive end of the field include Chevy's turbo-direct-injected Cobalt SS coupe and the Mini Cooper S. Front-engine/rear-drivers include a Mazda RX-8 with the new R3 handling package, BMW's rev-happy V-8 M3, Ford's highest-performing Mustang ever, the Shelby GT500KR, and Dodge's race-ready Viper ACR. Front-engine all-wheelers include the new Mitsubishi Evolution MR and newer Nissan GT-R. Contesting the mighty 911 Turbo in the mid- or rear-engine supercar class is Audi's stunning R8.
El Toro for some handling tests, then Mr Hotshoe himself - Randy Pobst in the cars at Laguna Seca.