The 2nd press day at the New York International Auto Show started off with a breakfast hosted by Bridgestone Corporation followed immediately by a press conference where the Porsche Boxster and Cayman were named 2013 World Performance Car as part of the World Car Awards (WCA).
Presented annualy in four categories, the WCAs cover – Car Design, Green Car, Performance Car and Car of the Year. Winners are determined by an international panel of 66 automotive journalists from 23 countries. Jurors are appointed by the World Car Steering Committee based on automotive expertise, experience, credibility and influence.
“To be chosen as the winner of the World Performance Car by this global jury is extremely rewarding,” said Detlev von Platen, president and CEO of Porsche Cars North America. “The new Boxster is a serious sports car and has become a worldwide success. Its brother, the new Cayman, is launching this month and has already captivated sports car enthusiasts around the world."
Since the inception of the World Car of the Year Awards, Porsche has won World Performance Car twice; for the 911 (2012) and for the Cayman (2006).
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