Frankfurt am Main / Stuttgart, 24 January 2013.
Aston Martin is celebrating its
latest success as the top foreign brand in the latest readers’ vote for the “Best Cars”
run by automotive magazine auto motor und sport (ams). Achieving victories in two
categories, as well as a second and third placement in a further category, the English
luxury sports car maker has scooped the most awards for non-German brands.
Best Car 2013 in the category Sports Car Imported is the Aston Martin Vanquish.
Introduced as the ultimate GT just recently, the car triumphed over a large competitor
field consisting of 25 models.
Meanwhile the most votes in the category Luxury Class Imported were awarded to
the Aston Martin Rapide. The four-door sports car has now achieved this top podium
position for the fourth year in a row, drawing attention away from nine other
international competitors in the process.
In the category Convertibles Imported Aston Martin has also been highly rated by
readers of ams. They awarded the DB9 Volante second place in the class and
presented the V8 Vantage Roadster with a third place position.
Dr Ulrich Bez, Aston Martin CEO, said at the award ceremony in Stuttgart on
Thursday: “The beginning of this year in which we are celebrating 100 years of Aston
Martin, could not have gone better for us. On the verge of our second century Aston
Martin presents itself as a modern, competitive brand of global importance. We are
proud of our independence and our success, and we thank the readers of auto motor
und sport for their acclaim.”
He added: “Through the course of this year there will be more exciting products from
Aston Martin. The stunning new Rapide S, which we announced just yesterday, is
only the beginning.”
Separately, just a few days ago, the Vanquish and the Rapide scored highly in
another reader vote, this time from car magazine Auto Illustrierte in Switzerland. The
models achieved the title of “Best Car 2013” in the categories Sports Cars and
Almost 113,000 readers of the magazine auto motor und sport took part in this year’s
vote for the “Best Cars”, which has been held for the 37th time. They could choose
between 373 models spanning more than ten categories.