ATLANTA – Porsche has earned yet another prestigious AUTOMOBILE Magazine All-Star award. This is the eighth win for the Boxster and Cayman, which are among the top winners of all time.
Each year, the worldwide staff of editors, bureau chiefs and freelancers of AUTOMOBILE Magazine convene to drive and compare raw performance and pure enthusiast appeal of the various makes and models, to see which one of the contestants is “best in class” in any one of ten different categories.
“The Boxster is an all-seasons convertible sports car beyond compare; the striking Cayman entices you to pay an extra few thousand dollars to fully immerse yourself in its sweet motor music,” said AUTOMOBILE Magazine of the German sports car manufacturer’s mid-engine line-up. ”By making the Boxster and Cayman share their All-Star awards in recent years, we’ve carefully avoided the tough decision of having to choose between these two models.”
The newest addition to Porsche’s mid-engine family, the 2012 Cayman R, was unveiled at last month’s Los Angeles Auto Show and is a lighter weight, higher horsepower version of the highly acclaimed Cayman S. It will go on sale early next year. Taking its cue from the Boxster Spyder, the third model in the Cayman line-up sheds up to 121 lbs and can accelerate from a standstill to 60 mph in as little as 4.4 seconds.
The AUTOMOBILE Magazine All-Star winners for 2011 will appear in the February issue.