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911 Turbo wins “Car Of The Year” award from Autocar Magazine, Middle East editionPorsche’s 911 Turbo demonstrates its supremacy once again


Dubai. Porsche Middle East and Africa is proud to announce that the 911 Turbo has won the prestigious “Car Of The Year” award, in addition to the “Best Exotic Car” award from Autocar Magazine, Middle East edition. Despite fierce rivalry from 35 competing cars, the 911 Turbo emerged as the greatest of them all in terms of quality, practicality, appeal, race track performance and everyday driving.

A team of expert judges, consisting of six highly renowned figures from the automotive industry in the Middle East, spent three days analysing and testing 35 cars to find 12 category winners and an overall Car Of The Year. Day One was a Static Judging Day, during which all cars were assessed for their quality of materials and manufacture, practicality, and features amongst other criteria. Day two was an On-Road Test dedicated to driving the cars across a road loop taking in a variety of driving conditions around Dubai. The third day was a Track Test day and saw the final 12 cars take to the race circuit for high speed and handling tests. At the end of the tests, scores were added and the car with the highest overall score across the three-day period was declared Car Of The Year.

Speaking at the event, Deesch Papke, Managing Director of Porsche Middle East and Africa, expressed his jubilation with the award: “Holding this accolade, which confirms that Porsche makes one of the best cars in the world, is a source of immense honour and pride. If you consider, even for a minute, the vast amount of effort and technology we invested in this car, then it comes as no surprise that we truly deserved the award. Managing to unite the finest attributes of a supercar with the requirements of everyday practicality is a true engineering triumph.”

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12/18/2006