Porsche 911 Carrera S named Robb Report car of the year

Luxury lifestyle authority Robb Report decorated seventh-generation Porsche 911 Carrera S with the title “2013 Robb Report Car of the Year“. The 911 bested 12 other competitors. Other contenders included the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, Ferrari FF, Audi S8, Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG and BMW M5.

The 20th-annual Robb Report Car of the Year award judging process involved extensive test-drives by a panel of automotive experts including Robb Report editor-in-chief Brett Anderson , automotive consultant Robert Ross and approximately 100 members of the Robb Report Club, which includes top corporate executives and influential readers.

“Porsche has taken a 50-year-old design and constantly refined and improved it without altering a single word from the original mission statement, and it has kept the price relatively affordable,” said Robert Ross, Robb Report automotive consultant. “In the truest Miesian sense, the 911 proves that less is more.”

“Winning Robb Report’s 2013 Car of the Year award for the Porsche 911 is a proud achievement for our brand, especially as we celebrate our flagship model’s 50th anniversary this year,” said Detlev von Platen, president and CEO, Porsche Cars North America.

Full results from the Robb Report Car of the Year competition will be revealed in the magazine’s March issue, which will hit newsstands on February 26.