The new Porsche 911 Carrera 4 was named the Performance Car of the Year at the annual What Car? Awards held at the Grosvenor House, in London this week.
For the third year running the new 911 won the coveted award, fending off competition including Aston Martin's DB7 and BMW's M5 by proving itself to be a "performance car in every sense".
The judging panel were looking for a car that not only offered extreme performance but one that could also command thrills even when travelling more slowly. Everyday usability was also high on the agenda.
Praised for its "more mature demeanor and even temperament the 911 Carrera 4 was described as :"….exactly the kind of thing that is needed if high-performance cars are to remain socially acceptable in the politically-correct climate of the new century."
What Car? (April 2000)
A full listing of the award winners can be found in the April edition of What Car? which also sees the Porsche Boxster commended in the Open Top category - 25th Feb 2000
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