And Now There Is One....Porsche Boxster / Cayman Declared 2013 World
NEW YORK, March 28, 2013
NEW YORK, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- At a press conference hosted by the
New York International Auto Show and Bridgestone Corporation, the Porsche
Boxster / Cayman was declared the 2013 World Performance Car.
This is the second consecutive year that Porsche has won the prestigious World
Performance Car title and the third overall.The Porsche 911 won last year's
award and the Porsche Cayman won the inaugural World Performance Car award in
The Porsche Boxster / Cayman was chosen from an initial entry list of twenty
new cars from all over the world, then a short list of ten, then three
finalists: the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta,the Porsche Boxster / Cayman and the
combined entry Scion FR-S / Subaru BRZ / Toyota 86 / GT 86.
"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."
The World Car jurors observed that, "The Job One for this new generation of
Porsche's littler two-doors was actually two-fold. The Boxster needed to be
seen as less of a fancy secretary's car and the Cayman needed to be set loose
to be an even better Porsche sports car than the iconic 911. In both
instances, mission over-accomplished. Both cars are now allowed out of their
company cages and they drive as if they're celebrating."
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.
Previous World Performance Car winners were the Porsche 911 in 2012, 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.
Vehicles are selected and voted on by an international jury panel comprised of
sixty-six (66) top-level automotive journalists from twenty-three (23)
countries around the world. Each juror was appointed by the World Car
Steering Committee on the basis of his or her expertise, experience,
credibility, and influence. Each juror typically drives and evaluates new
vehicles on a regular basis as part of their professional work.Through their
respective outlets they collectively reach an audience of many millions
About the World Car Awards
Now in their ninth year, the annual World Car awards have become one of the
world's most prestigious, credible and significant programs of its kind.
The awards were inaugurated in 2003, and officially launched in January 2004,
to reflect the reality of the global marketplace, as well as to recognize and
reward automotive excellence on an international scale.The awards are
intended to complement, not compete, with existing national and regional Car
of the Year programs.
The awards are administered by a non-profit association, under the guidance of
a Steering Committee of pre-eminent automotive journalists from Asia, Europe,
and North America. Peter Lyon (Japan) and Matt Davis (Italy) are the
co-chairs; John McCormick (USA), Jens Meiners (Germany), Mike Rutherford
(U.K.), Eddie Alterman (USA), and Gerry Malloy (Canada) are the directors.
There is no affiliation with, nor are the awards in any way influenced by any
publication, auto show, automaker, or other commercial enterprise.
Prime Research International, a global leader in strategic communication
research and consultancy is the World Car Awards' research partner. The
company will provide strategic reports in 2013 that analyze our awards global
automotive media coverage.
PHOTOS from today's press conference are available for download on our web
site at www.wcoty.com > Award Photos.
About PRIME RESEARCH
PRIME Research International, a global leader in strategic communication
research and consultancy, has joined forces with the World Car Awards to
provide strategic studies in the fields of automotive assessment criteria and
automotive awards. PRIME Research is a well-trusted research partner for the
automotive industry with a broad range of automotive clients. Its full picture
approach, which provides strategic benchmark information and SWOT analyses on
over 100 brands and over 10,000 different automobile models, sets the standard
in automotive media research.
About BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
Bridgestone Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, is the world's largest tire
and rubber company. In addition to tires for use in a wide variety of
applications, it also manufactures a broad range of diversified products,
which include industrial rubber and chemical products and sporting goods. Its
products are sold in over 150 nations and territories around the world.
About the 2013 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS)
Showcasing the latest automotive trends, the 2013 New York International Auto
Show will unveil an extensive collection of the most technologically advanced
vehicles on display anywhere in the world. More than four floors of displays,
including the new Javits Center North exhibition hall, will house nearly 1,000
stunning new 2013/2014 vehicles as well as sensational futuristic concept
cars. NYIAS is owned and produced by the Greater New York Automobile Dealers
Important Show Information: Press Days: March 27 & 28,Public Show Dates:
March 29^th – April 7^th
Show Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sundays: 10 a.m. - 7
www.autoshowNY.com; Twitter: #NYIAS @NYautoshow; Facebook: Like us, we like
Mobile: Download our iPhone app; on iTunes for Show info on the go
For a list of past World Car Awards winners, please visit our web site:
SOURCE World Car Awards
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