The Prancing Horse Rides Away the Winner
Honestly, everyone should have seen this coming. Just look at it: This car was simply too stunning to be anything but the winner, and now AutoWeek, at least, has confirmed it by naming the Ferrari 458 Italia the Best in Show at Frankfurt. And while cream-of-the-crop contenders such as the Maserati GranCabrio, Mercedes-Benz SLS, Aston Martin Rapide, Bentley Mulsanne, Rolls-Royce Ghost, Lamborghini Reventon Roadster and Audi R8 Spider were all in the running, each, in the end, had to bow down to the swooping, sexy and somewhat menacing V8-powered monster with the 562 horses.
Other awards went to: The BMW Vision EfficientDynamics (Best Concept), the Porsche 911 Turbo (Most Fun, and again beating out Maserati’s GranCabrio … poor Maserati) and, for Most Significant, Renault’s entire four-model lineup of production electric vehicles.