The World Car Awards recognizes the widespread impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and extends our support and recognition of the industry for rising to the many challenges it has faced. For our part, we have limited the reveal of the 2021 World Car Awards winners to an announcement via digital media, on World Car TV (YouTube- YouTube.com/worldcartv).
The Road to the 2021 World Car Awards journey concluded today with the declaration of the PORSCHE 911 TURBO as the 2021 World Performance Car as voted by our 93 distinguished international journalists from 28 countries that make up the World Car Awards jury panel. The votes were tabulated by KPMG.
This is the seventh World Performance Car win for Porsche AG in the World Car Awards’ 17 year history.
Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President Model Line 911 and 718 said, “We could not be more excited to accept this award, which represents the eighth instance of Porsche winning a World Car Awards title. The 911 Turbo S is the peak of performance and luxury from Porsche, a fact this recognition underscores. With the new generation 992, we continue to push the boundaries.”
The PORSCHE 911 TURBO was chosen from an initial entry list of nine cars from all over the world then a short list three finalists as announced on March 30th. The 2021 Top Three in the World finalists are the Audi RS Q8, the Porsche 911 Turbo and the Toyota GR Yaris.
Candidates eligible for World Performance Car award must be produced in volumes of at least 2,000 units/year, must be overtly performance-focused in overall character, and “on-sale" in at least two major markets, on at least two separate continents, within between May 1, 2020 and May 1, 2021.
For a complete list of previous winners in all categories, please visit our web site: worldcarawards.com.