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Porsche wins “Auto Trophy” for Panamera and new 911

Stuttgart. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, received the coveted trophy twice at this year’s award of the “Auto Trophy”. “Auto Zeitung” readers voted the new
911 Carrera the winner in the sports car category for the eighteenth time.
The Panamera Turbo S emerged the victor in the luxury class.

“To receive this prize for the new 911 even before its market launch is fantastic”, said Porsche Board of Management Member for Research and Development Wolfgang Hatz at the presentation of the “Auto Trophy” on Tuesday evening in Düsseldorf. “The seventh generation is, as ever, the best 911 of all time. We have taken it to the next level in every respect. 7 minutes and 40 seconds makes the newcomer all of 14 seconds faster around the Nordschleife. That’s a testimony to the competence of our engineers.”

With acceleration from 0 to 100 in 3.8 seconds, the Panamera Turbo S is the fastest production saloon. That was proof, said Hatz, that Porsche gave pride of place to performance and efficiency. The accolade was “a fantastic success for the car within the competitive context of established saloon providers”.

It was the 24th occasion that “Auto Zeitung” had invited its readers to choose the best cars in all categories – from the compact car to the super sports car. There was a choice of 393 cars in 29 categories.

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11/23/2011