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Awards for Porsche sports cars and Development Director DürheimerTop accolades for Porsche from Germany, Australia, UK and USA

Stuttgart. The sports cars of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, are as popular and highly regarded as ever, all over the world. In Germany, three Porsche sports cars top the list of the models with the best value retention, as Deutsche Automobil Treuhand (DAT) has now revealed in a projection. According to its findings the Porsche 911 holds its value better than any other model on the German market, followed by the Boxster and the Cayman. Other-make cars only start to appear from fourth place down.

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In Australia, a jury comprising eleven motor journalists from the “Sydney Morning Herald”, “The Age” and “drive.com.au” voted the Porsche Boxster the best convertible and chose it as winner of the “Drive Car of the Year Award”. The mid-engine sports car had already won this distinction in the previous year and once again impressed the testers mainly thanks to its “sensational performance when cornering and braking, its characteristic six-cylinder engine and the astonishingly practical and brilliant Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK)”.

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In the UK, the car magazine EVO voted the Porsche 911 GT3 RS “Car of the Year 2010”, stealing the thunder from a whole host of high-calibre competitors with its authentic handling. It even beat the 911 GT2 RS, which came in third, making Porsche the only brand to appear twice in EVO’s top ten favourites list. And car tester Richard Hammond from the popular UK TV programme “Top Gear” also selected the 911 GT2 RS as his personal “Car of the Year”. “Top Gear” presented another award to Porsche Development Director Wolfgang Dürheimer, whom it named “Man of the Year” in recognition of the energy-efficient but supercar-worthy concept of the Porsche 918 Spyder.

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In the USA, the renowned “Car and Driver Magazine” included the Boxster and the Cayman in its list of the ten best vehicles on sale in the United States. This was already the tenth occasion in twelve years that one of Porsche’s mid-engine sports cars had scooped this award. Both “are prime examples of classic Porsche values”, commended the magazine. The Boxster and the Cayman also just received the eighth win in the prestigious Automobile Magazine All-Star award.

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Please note: Photos of the award-winning Porsche models are available to accredited journalists in the Porsche Press Database at the internet address http://presse.porsche.de.

12/15/2010