April 13, 2020, Stuttgart/Toronto – The Taycan has bagged the World Luxury Car and World Performance Car of the Year at this year’s World Car of the Year Awards (WCOTY) 2020.
It succeeded in a historic triple against the 911 and the 718 Spyder/Cayman GT4. 86 international motor journalists voted and assessed over 50 new cars. The winner were announced during the live online conference by the WCOTY organisation.
“This double win in the categories World Performance Car and World Luxury Car underlines what we wanted to achieve when we developed the Taycan. We wanted to create a driver-focused, fully electric sports car that can take on any performance car.
“At the same time, we focused on uncompromised everyday-usability and contemporary, digital luxury and comfort for four passengers. We are delighted that we WCOTY jury rewards these efforts,” said Porsche AG member of the executive board – research and development Michael Steiner in a statement.
The vote for World Car of the Year continues a winning streak: the Porsche Taycan, along with the new 911, which was launched last year, has already won around 40 international prizes, predominantly in the main markets of Germany, USA, UK and China. For the Porsche Taycan, these include, for example: –
- Car of the Year: Top Gear magazine (UK)
- Game Changer of the Year: Top Gear magazine (UK)
- The China Green Car of the Year: Chinese Car of the Year (CCOTY) jury
- German Car of the Year: German Car of the Year (GCOTY) jury
It was also awarded the innovation prize from Connect magazine (Germany).
The Porsche 911 was a two-time winner in auto, motor and sport magazine (Germany) readers’ choice for Best Cars – once as a Coupe, once as a Cabriolet.
At the same time, it also won the following awards: –
- Auto Trophy: readers’ choice of the Auto Zeitung magazine (Germany)
- Best Performance Car of the Year: Auto Express magazine (UK)
- Best Driver’s Car: Motor Trend magazine (USA)
- The China Performance Car of the Year: Chinese Car of the Year (CCOTY) jury
“We are so happy to have been awarded these prizes. They reflect the positive feedback from our customers and are a great incentive for our future work. We see ourselves as pioneers of sustainable mobility and have brought an emotive as well as highly innovative sports car to the road with the Taycan – fully electric and 100 percent Porsche,” said its chairman of the executive board Oliver Blume.
Blume added that the 911 has been a success for almost 60 years, thanks to its distinctive design.
“When a child draws a picture of a sports car, it often resembles a 911. We have continuously and consistently developed its unique technical concept. With the engine in the back and the ignition on the let, the 911 has become an icon – as well as the benchmark that every sports car is measured against,” Blume said.