The seventh-generation Porsche 911 Carrera S has been named the 2013 Robb Report Car of the Year. Captivating the judging panel with its agility, driving dynamics and balance, the 911 bested 12 other competitors for the award and will be featured on the cover of the March issue of the luxury lifestyle magazine.
“Winning Robb Report’s 2013 Car of the Year award for the Porsche 911 is a proud achievement for our brand, especially as we celebrate our flagship model’s 50th anniversary this year,” said Detlev von Platen, president and CEO, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. “This prestigious award means a lot to us, as it was voted on by potential customers, and it further solidifies the 911’s standing as one of the world’s most sought-after sports cars.”
The 20th annual Robb Report Car of the Year award judging process involved extensive test-drives by a panel of automotive experts including Robb Report Editor in Chief Brett Anderson, automotive consultant Robert Ross and approximately 100 members of the Robb Report Club, which includes top corporate executives and influential readers. On this year’s ballot were the Aston Martin DB9, Audi S8, Bentley Continental GT V8, BMW M5, Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, Chevrolet Corvette 427, Ferrari FF, Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Sport, Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG, Morgan 3 Wheeler, Porsche 911 Carrera S, and Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II Coupé.
It Would Be Nice to Be a Judge
The polling place was the Napa Valley Reserve, a members-only vineyard and winery. The judges lodged at the Meadowood resort in St. Helena, Calif., and dined at Cade Estate Winery, Cardinale Estate, Caymus Vineyards, Far Niente, Opus One, Spottswoode Estate Vineyard and Winery, Vineyard 7 and 8, and William Cole Vineyards. How
“Porsche has taken a 50-year-old design and constantly refined and improved it without altering a single word from the original mission statement, and it has kept the price relatively affordable,” said Robert Ross, Robb Report automotive consultant. "In the truest Miesian sense, the 911 proves that less is more.”
Full results from the Robb Report Car of the Year competition will be revealed in the magazine’s March issue, which will hit newsstands on February 26. More information is available at: http://robbreport.com/Paid-Issue/Car-of-the-Year-2013-The-Road-to-Victory.
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