By   August 22, 2013

Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

Motor Trend has announced that the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S (991) has been named its Best Driver’s Car. The all-wheel drive rear-engined sports car was chosen over some pretty stiff competition, including cars like the Jaguar F-Type. This was the second year in a row that a 911 was chosen for the award.

According to Motor Trend’s Editor In Chief, the car was chosen because of its great performance and handling on and off the track. The cars handling, balance and transmission were major factors in the decision.

What do you think of the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S winning the award? Let us know in the comments.

Press Release

Motor Trend has named the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S as its Best Driver’s Car for 2013. The Best Driver’s Car honor is decided after a yearly competition among the top new or improved performance cars available in the U.S. market. This is the second consecutive year that a 911 variant has won the award.

“The 911 Carrera 4S has terrific balance, telepathic steering, a potent engine, and a lightning quick transmission,” said Ed Loh, Editor-in-Chief of Motor Trend. “But what impressed our judges the most was the confidence and joy it delivered, on the street and at the track. Congratulations to the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, Motor Trend’s Best Driver’s Car for 2013.”

“This is a significant honor for our brand as we celebrate the 50th birthday of our 911 sports car this year,” said Detlev von Platen, President and CEO, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. “Being named Motor Trend’s Best Driver’s Car shows that our flagship car still has the same appeal it has had for 50 years.”

Each year, Motor Trend editors choose the car that most compels them to want to drive. Each contender is run through a series of instrumented performance tests, a 500-mile road trip highlighted by aggressive canyon driving on a closed course and finally, evaluation at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The test aims to go beyond the numbers to uncover the one vehicle that offers enthusiasts the most engaging and rewarding driving experience possible.

The Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, along with its opponents, is currently being featured during Best Driver’s Car Week (August 19-23) on Motor Trend’s website www.motortrend.com and YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/motortrend. Enthusiasts can follow all the track testing action that took place at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and discover how each of the competitors performed throughout the competition by viewing a series of stories and videos.