Porsche Cars Australia Director of Sales and Network Development John Murray was pleased to accept the accolade: "The stiff competition makes this award even more prestigious. And we're especially pleased to be awarded for a Carrera model, as it shows that exiting performance lives throughout the entire 911 range."

"We launched the eighth generation of the 911 early 2019 in Australia. I look forward to reporting the good news to the engineers in Weissach and Zuffenhausen. The awards are proof that they continue to develop and shape our iconic 911 in all the right ways."

Dylan Campbell, Editor MOTOR Magazine and John Murray, Director of Sales & Network Development Porsche Cars Australia with the Porsche 911 Carrera S

Porsche has received the MOTOR Performance Car Of The Year award on 15 occasions. Twelve of them were won by a variant of the 911 and this is the third time a 911 Carrera S has received the accolade.

Editor of MOTOR Magazine Dylan Campbell said: "The best car deserves to win and it has. If you ask any of our judges they will tell you the 911 remains the benchmark of sportscars. With the latest 992 Porsche has made it a more luxurious vehicle but still kept it a raw sportscar at its core. Hugely impressive."

The Porsche 911 Carrera S winner Drive Sports Car Over 100K of the year

Just two months earlier, in November 2019, the 911 Carrera S also won Drive Sports Car Over 100K of the year.

“It’s one of motoring’s most fastidiously evolved nameplates and a prime candidate for ‘world’s finest car’ full stop. That any 911 generation is superb for its time is completely predictable, yet how Porsche manages to raise a new generation’s game over that outgoing (superb) forebear almost beggars belief. It’s inevitably always the benchmark for sports car goodness,” concluded the judges of Drive.

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