The AutoWeek editorial staff announced its Editors' Choice Award winners from the International Geneva Motor Show. Business Wire
Best in show
Porsche 918 Spyder concept
The 918 Spyder is fitted with a 500-horsepower V-8 and a trio of electric motors that crank out 214 hp. That might just qualify it as a hyper-speed hyper-hybrid. Porsche engineers say this plug-in hybrid gets 78 mpg. World Rally ace Walter Rohrl, a Porsche test driver, says the 918 can lap the famed Nurburgring racetrack quicker than a Porsche Carrera GT.
Other finalist considered: Pininfarina Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta concept
Mercedes-Benz F800 concept
As the new and exciting face of Mercedes, the F800 would slot in below the company's current C-class as the newest "baby Benz" as the company aims to go smaller in its lineup. The F800 carries the looks of the next-generation C and E, and it will get a small supercharged engine that will be either front- or all-wheel-drive.
Others finalists considered: Hyundai i-Flow, Opel Flextreme GT/E
The subcompact, which hits European showrooms in May with a $22,000 sticker, attempts to bring standard luxury features to a segment that traditionally shuns them to keep prices low. Additionally, the A1 will get an electric version, dubbed the A1 E-tron, which also debuted. Audi says it does not yet have plans to bring it to the United States.
Other finalists considered: Volvo S60, Ferrari 599 hybrid
Alfa Romeo Giulietta
Alfa celebrates its centennial in high style with the Giulietta five-door hatch. The visually striking car comes in five versions, topped by 235-hp variant, and it goes on sale around the world (but unfortunately not in the States) in May.
Other finalists considered: Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera, Citroen DS3 Racing, Porsche 911 Turbo S, Citroen Survolt