For more than a decade Autoweek, the automotive-enthusiast magazine have scoured show floors in Detroit, Geneva, Paris, Frankfurt and Tokyo selecting winners in four categories: Best in Show, Best Concept, Most Significant and Most Fun.
The 2007 Best of Frankfurt winners include (BEST IN SHOW): Lamborghini Reventon – “The sexy, brutal look of this ultra-sonic Lamborghini is something that will mesmerize car enthusiasts for generations,” said AutoWeek Editor and Associate Publisher Dutch Mandel. “Our Best-in-Show award is bestowed on the car we all will remember years from now. That’s clearly the case with this near $1.4 million Lamborghini, all 20 of which are sold out.”
BEST CONCEPT: Mercedes-Benz F700 – “With so many slick-tech tricks in the F700, this was an easy choice as Best Concept.”
MOST SIGNIFICANT: Ford Verve Concept – “As the next generation Fiesta sub-compact hatchback, the slightly bigger and bulkier Verve allows space for higher hood and rooflines and raised seating. With concern that the small car will be too expensive to engineer in the United States and South America, how Ford resolves the dilemma is what makes an already significant car even more so.”
MOST FUN: BMW 1 Series Coupe – “We can’t wait to get behind the wheel of what will be, if the car holds true to its promise and its pedigree, one of the most fun products from BMW since it recreated the Mini Copper. Only this time, the fun comes in rear-wheel drive,” said Mandel.
The AutoWeek editorial staff will announce its 2007 Editors’ Choice Awards for the Tokyo Motor Show next month and will continue the circuit in January by selecting the best of the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
AutoWeek auto show coverage and more information on the Editors’ Choice Awards can be found online at AutoWeek.com.
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