This year’s Autocar Awards had a new look, a new venue and even more recognition for the automotive industry’s high achievers.
Held in the impressive Silverstone Wing on Tuesday evening, after the highly successful CDX Car Dealer Expo earlier in the day, our revamped event recognised the cars that have achieved our coveted five-star road test rating in the past 12 months, as well as five other stand-out vehicles that we regard as industry game-changers.
We also paid tribute to the engineers, designers and innovators who are blazing a trail at the forefront of the industry, both in the UK and around the world.
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The pinnacle of the evening was the presentation of our two key awards: the Issigonis Trophy, which honours the individual who has contributed the most to the health, excellence and competitiveness of the European motor industry, and the Sturmey Award, named after Autocar’s founder from 1895 and saluting innovation and achievement in the motor industry.
Read on to discover more about each of the winners and learn why they’ve impressed us so much during the past 12 months.
FIVE STAR CARS
Only half a dozen cars have been awarded a coveted maximum rating by Autocar’s road test team during the past 12 months.
We have honoured each of them with an award
PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS
Probably the most rewarding car Porsche makes, but also the only one with properly bared teeth. Tricky, demanding and tremendous – easily worth twice its list price already – and the only thing to make a GT3 look modest.