New Porsche 911 is World Performance Car 2012

The new Porsche 911 has been named World Performance Car 2012, with Volkswagen’s Up winning the overall World Car of the Year award.

An international jury panel of 64 automotive journalists from 25 countries votes on the awards: seven of whom are in the USA, where the Volkswagen Up is not sold.

Chosen from an entry list of nineteen vehicles, the 911 made it through a number of knock out rounds before being crowned the winner, beatoing the Aventador and McLaren MP4-12C to the crown.

There’s a particular serendipity to the 911’s win, given the loss of its devoted father yesterday. Butzi would be very proud of the team now maintaining his vision: well done to all.

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