NIAGARA ON-THE-LAKE – October 29, 2010 — The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) has named the new 911 Turbo S the Best New Prestige Car. The announcement was made at the end of AJAC’s annual Canadian Car of the Year “TestFest” in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.
“The 911 Turbo S is the pinnacle of almost 50 years of continuous evolution and it perfectly epitomizes the philosophy of Porsche Intelligent Performance,” said Joe Lawrence, President and CEO of Porsche Cars Canada. “Not only does it combine power, speed, braking and handling; its all-wheel-drive, PDK transmission and its remarkable efficiency truly make it a supercar you can drive every day and all year round.”
AJAC’s testing program includes real-world driving and dynamic on-track testing to deliver data and vote results that are highly relevant to potential buyers. Almost 70 journalists evaluated every detail of each entry to select the best new vehicles for 2011.
In order to win the hard-fought category, the Panamera faced rivals from BMW, Audi, Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz. In the process, it once again recorded the fastest 0-100 km/h and 80-120 km/h acceleration times of any car in the history of the entire competition – eclipsing records set by the Porsche Panamera Turbo in last year’s competition.
The 911 Turbo S is now eligible to compete for the title of overall Canadian Car of the Year, which will be announced on press day at Toronto’s Canadian International Auto Show.