The Porsche 911, specifically the S Coupe model, has been honoured as the “2012 World Performance Car” by the World Car Awards at the New York International Auto Show last weekend. The 911 came out on top of the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 and the McLaren MP4-12C to win the award against 19 other vehicles that took part in the competition.
The 911 was voted by an international jury panel comprised of 64 top-level automotive journalists from 25 countries around the world. Each juror was appointed by the World Car Steering Committee on the basis of his or her expertise, experience, credibility, influence, and typically drives and evaluates new vehicles on a regular basis as part of their professional work.
“We are honoured that the new Porsche 911 S Coupe was chosen by this distinguished group of jurors as the 2012 World Performance Car of the Year,” said Detlev von Platen, president and CEO of Porsche Cars North America. “The new 911 is more powerful, delivers extraordinary driving dynamics, is more fuel efficient than ever, and is still a pure Porsche. Winning the 2012 World Performance Car is excellent validation from a global team of world-class journalists for the work and dedication of everyone at Porsche.”
The redesigned Porsche 911 generation delivers 350hp in the Carrera model and 400hp in the Carrera S variant. And together with weight reduction as much as 40 kilograms and fuel consumption down by as much as 16%, it can propel The 911 to speeds of up to 304 km/h. The Porsche 911 Carrera’s price starts from RM800,000 while the price of 911 Carrera S is from RM900,000. The prices include a 4-year factory warranty and 4-year complimentary service and maintenance package.
Previous World Performance Car winners were the Ferrari 458 Italia in 2011, the Audi R8 V10 in 2010, the Nissan GT-R in 2009, the Audi R8 in 2008, the Audi RS4 in 2007 and the Porsche Cayman S in 2006.