Hot on the heals of two being awarded the coolest brand and best performance brand from Kelly Blue Book, Porsche beat out the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 and the McLaren MP4-12C to be named the World Performance Car at a press conference hosted by Bridgestone Corporation and the New York International Auto Show.
Candidates for the World Performance Car award must demonstrate a specific and overt sports/performance orientation while satisfying the same availability criteria as for the overall World Car of the Year award. Candidates may be chosen from the World Car of the Year list of eligible vehicles, or they may be newly introduced variants that satisfy the same criteria, but are derived from existing rather than brand-new models. In all cases, they must have a minimum annual production rate of five-hundred (500) vehicles.
This is the sixth out of seven times that Porsche has made it to the top three position in the World Performance Car category and this time round makes it Porsche's fourth consecutive time. The Porsche Cayman S had the honor of winning the inaugural award in 2006.