Readers of German motoring magazine Auto Motor und Sport have chosen the new Porsche 911 Turbo as the best design innovation of 2013 in the “Sportscar” category. Michael Mauer, Director of the Style Porsche team, accepted the Autonis Design Award – which is presented every year – in Stuttgart yesterday. In reference to the new top model in the 911 model line, Michael Mauer had the following to say: “The Porsche 911 Turbo is instantly recognisable. The air intakes at the side are particularly striking and a typical feature among Turbo models. The rear wing is another characteristic attribute; this feature has been integrated more effectively into the overall design.”
The readers’ survey saw a total of 17,860 people vote for 104 models in eight different categories. Ten vehicles from nine manufacturers were nominated in the Sportscar category. The victory of the Porsche 911 Turbo comes just in time to celebrate the model’s double anniversary: Some 50 years ago, the 911 made its début at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. And ten years later, the first 911 Turbo prototype was showcased at the IAA.
The Mercedes-Benz CLA, meanwhile, won the title of best new design product of 2013 in the compact car segment. The contest in the compact class saw the CLA secure overall victory with more than 29 percent of the vote.