Ferrari’s 458 Italia – in Car Showroom’s opinion the most stylish exotic sports car in the world today – has gone back-to-back in being named ‘Performance Car Of The Year 2011’ by Britain’s Auto Express magazine.
Edged into second and third positions were the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe and Porsche Cayman R.
Handing over the award, Autocar’s Steve Fowler said: “Being a double winner of our ‘Performance Car Of The Year’ is a massive achievement for the 458 Italia. Nothing has come close to matching its blend of performance, agility, style and quality – this is a car that’s as thrilling to drive as it is to look at, a joy to potter around in and an absolute blast to drive fast. It’s going to take some stopping at next year’s shootout.”