At the recent 2011 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, AutoWeek magazine honored the Porsche 918 RSR concept as Best in Show.
“The 2011 Detroit show had more than two dozen new models and reinforced the new normal in the automotive business,” said executive editor Roger Hart. “There were no fancy, pie-in-the-sky, dreamlike concept cars. Nearly everything billed as a concept looked as if you could buy one tomorrow at your local dealership and drive it home.”
The autos Porsche beat? The 2012 Audi A6, 2011 Chrysler 300, Ford Vertrek concept and Mini Paceman. Awards were presented during the 17th AutoWeek Design Forum.
“Porsche is clearly looking at going back to Le Mans in 2012, and the Porsche 918 RSR gives us clues to a production coupe coming in 2013.”
Other 2011 AutoWeek winners at the auto show in Detroit:
Most Significant: Chrysler 300
Most Fun: BMW 1-series M Coupe