November 26, 2003

Porsche models win three awards

Atlanta, Georgia – Porsche models picked up three awards this week. An international jury consisting of 17 independent artists, architects, art historians and designers in Milan, Italy, has named the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet the world’s most beautiful open-top sports car in the “Convertible, roadster and convertible coupe” category of the “World’s Most Beautiful Automobile” awards. The award is to be presented on March 5 in the Palazzo dell’Arte, during the Milan Triennale.

Jury members looked at 50 new models from 20 automobile brands and manufacturers, competing in eight different categories.

Journalist and publisher Bruno Alfieri, who created the “World’s Most Beautiful Automobile” award in 1993 and chairs the jury, says, “As far as I know we are the first committee that deliberately assesses only the car’s beauty. For this reason none of the members are car journalists, who would be tempted to assess quite different, usually technical, aspects of the cars. This year, the 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet was an obvious choice, though the decision was not an easy one.”

Two other awards were given by members of the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) who named the Porsche Cayenne S “Best In Class” in the Sport Utility Vehicle $45,001 and Above category at the 2003 Mudfest, the organization’s 10th annual SUV competition.

On the heels of this award, the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) selected the Cayenne Turbo as the best Luxury Priced Crossover SUV in the association’s 2003 Texas Truck Rodeo.

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