World Car of the Year: Porsche Taycan drives home a double victory

At this year’s World Car of the Year Awards 2020 (WCOTY), the Taycan has seen the checkered flag first in two categories: winning as World Luxury Car and World Performance Car of the Year. At the World Performance Award, it succeeded in a historic triple against the 911 and the 718 Spyder/Cayman GT4. Furthermore, the electric sports car also won World Luxury Car.

86 international motor journalists voted and assessed over 50 new cars. The winners were announced during live online conference by the WCOTY organization.

“We wanted to create a driver-focused, fully electric sports car that can take on any Performance Car.” Michael Steiner

Michael Steiner - Member of the Executive Board, Research and Development received the awards: “This double win in the categories World Performance Car and World Luxury Car underlines what we wanted to achieve when we developed the Taycan. We wanted to create a driver-focused, fully electric sports car that can take on any Performance Car. At the same time we focused on uncompromised everyday-usability and contemporary, digital luxury and comfort for four passengers. We are delighted that the WCOTY jury rewards these efforts.” 

Long list of awards in the main markets

The vote for World Car of the Year continues a winning streak: the Porsche Taycan, along with the new 911, which was launched last year, has already won around 40 international prizes, predominantly in the main markets of Germany, USA, UK and China.

Taycan Turbo S, 2019, Porsche AG
Taycan Turbo S

For the Porsche Taycan, these include, for example:

  • Car of the Year: Top Gear magazine (UK)
  • Game Changer of the Year: Top Gear magazine (UK)
  • The China Green Car of the Year: Chinese Car of the Year (CCOTY) jury
  • German Car of the Year: German Car of the Year (GCOTY) jury
     

It was also awarded the innovation prize from Connect magazine (Germany).

911, 2020, Porsche AG
911

The Porsche 911 was a two-time winner in auto, motor und sport magazine (Germany) readers’ choice for Best Cars – once as a Coupé, once as a Cabriolet – and also won the following awards:

  • Auto Trophy: readers’ choice of the Auto Zeitung magazine (Germany)
  • Best Performance Car of the Year: Auto Express magazine (UK)
  • Best Driver’s Cars: Motor Trend magazine (USA)
  • The China Performance Car of the Year: Chinese Car of the Year (CCOTY) jury
     

“We are so happy to have been awarded these prizes. They reflect the positive feedback from our customers and are a great incentive for our future work,” says Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG. “We see ourselves as pioneers of sustainable mobility and have brought an emotive as well as highly innovative sports car to the road with the Taycan – fully electric and 100 percent Porsche.”

“The 911 has kept us on the road to success for almost 60 years thanks to its distinctive design.” Oliver Blume

Speaking about the awards the new Porsche 911 has won, Blume said: “The 911 has kept us on the road to success for almost 60 years thanks to its distinctive design. When a child draws a picture of a sports car, it often resembles a 911. We have continuously and consistently developed its unique technical concept. With the engine in the back and the ignition key on the left, the 911 has become an icon – as well as the benchmark that every sports car is measured against.”

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Consumption

  • 11.8 l/100km
  • 269 g/km

911 GT2 RS

Fuel consumption/Emissions*
Fuel consumption* combined 11.8 l/100km
CO2 emissions* combined 269 g/km
  • 0 l/100km
  • 0 g/km
  • 26 kwh/100km

Taycan Turbo

Fuel consumption/Emissions*
Fuel consumption* combined 0 l/100km
CO2 emissions* combined 0 g/km
Electric power consumptions* combined 26 kwh/100km
  • 10.0 - 9.6 l/100km
  • 227 - 220 g/km

911 Carrera S

Fuel consumption/Emissions*
Fuel consumption* combined 10.0 - 9.6 l/100km
CO2 emissions* combined 227 - 220 g/km
  • 13.2 l/100km
  • 303 g/km

911 GT3 RS

Fuel consumption/Emissions*
Fuel consumption* combined 13.2 l/100km
CO2 emissions* combined 303 g/km
  • 10.1 - 9.8 l/100km
  • 230 - 223 g/km

911 Carrera S Cabriolet

Fuel consumption/Emissions*
Fuel consumption* combined 10.1 - 9.8 l/100km
CO2 emissions* combined 230 - 223 g/km
  • 10.9 l/100km
  • 249 g/km

718 Cayman GT4

Fuel consumption/Emissions*
Fuel consumption* combined 10.9 l/100km
CO2 emissions* combined 249 g/km
  • 9.4 – 9.3 l/100km
  • 215 – 212 g/km

Cayenne Coupé

Fuel consumption/Emissions*
Fuel consumption* combined 9.4 – 9.3 l/100km
CO2 emissions* combined 215 – 212 g/km
  • 9,6 l/100km
  • 218 g/km

911 Carrera Cabriolet

Fuel consumption/Emissions*
Fuel consumption* combined 9,6 l/100km
CO2 emissions* combined 218 g/km
  • 9.6 l/100km
  • 218 g/km

911 Carrera 4

Fuel consumption/Emissions*
Fuel consumption* combined 9.6 l/100km
CO2 emissions* combined 218 g/km
  • 10.9 l/100km
  • 249 g/km

718 Spyder

Fuel consumption/Emissions*
Fuel consumption* combined 10.9 l/100km
CO2 emissions* combined 249 g/km
  • 9,4 l/100km
  • 215 g/km

911 Carrera

Fuel consumption/Emissions*
Fuel consumption* combined 9,4 l/100km
CO2 emissions* combined 215 g/km
  • 10.2 - 9.9 l/100km
  • 234 - 225 g/km

911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet

Fuel consumption/Emissions*
Fuel consumption* combined 10.2 - 9.9 l/100km
CO2 emissions* combined 234 - 225 g/km
  • 9.7 l/100km
  • 221 g/km

911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet

Fuel consumption/Emissions*
Fuel consumption* combined 9.7 l/100km
CO2 emissions* combined 221 g/km
  • 3.3 – 2.6 l/100km
  • 76 – 60 g/km
  • 18.1 – 16.0 kwh/100km

Panamera Hybrid Model Range

Fuel consumption/Emissions*
Fuel consumption* combined 3.3 – 2.6 l/100km
CO2 emissions* combined 76 – 60 g/km
Electric power consumptions* combined 18.1 – 16.0 kwh/100km
  • 0 l/100km
  • 0 g/km
  • 26.9 kwh/100km

Taycan Turbo S

Fuel consumption/Emissions*
Fuel consumption* combined 0 l/100km
CO2 emissions* combined 0 g/km
Electric power consumptions* combined 26.9 kwh/100km
  • 10.1 - 9.7 l/100km
  • 231 - 222 g/km

911 Carrera 4S

Fuel consumption/Emissions*
Fuel consumption* combined 10.1 - 9.7 l/100km
CO2 emissions* combined 231 - 222 g/km