Super Street Network

 |   |   |  Motor Trend and Automobile Magazine Name Tesla Model S "2013 Car of the Year" - Web Exclusive
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Motor Trend and Automobile Magazine Name Tesla Model S "2013 Car of the Year" - Web Exclusive

Certainly ‘aint your Grandpas Caddy anymore.

Ezekiel Wheeler
Nov 14, 2012
Epcp 1211 01+tesla model s 2013 car of the year+cover Photo 1/2   |   Motor Trend and Automobile Magazine Name Tesla Model S "2013 Car of the Year" - Web Exclusive

The rules of the automotive game have officially changed this week. For the first time in the history of the 64 year-old Motor Trend Car of the Year Award a car without an internal combustion engine has taken home the honor.

Epcp 1211 02+tesla model s 2013 car of the year+magazine Photo 2/2   |   Motor Trend and Automobile Magazine Name Tesla Model S "2013 Car of the Year" - Web Exclusive

At the same time Automobile Magazine decided to award the Tesla Model S with their 2013 Automobile of the Year award.

The decision amongst both camps was unanimous. Each magazine conducted their tests independently and with the highest scrutiny.

Elon Musk’s brainchild has proven to be the benchmark car to beat across the globe – even without a “real engine”. The Model S even drag raced the new BMW F10 M5 and beat it out after three consecutive tests. Not only can the car whip the pants off the M5 but it can also get you to Vegas and back in a single charge (in the 85kWh battery option). 0-60 is achieved in 5.6 seconds and seeing as the car is fully electric it emits zero emissions.

Take a moment to think about this. The Tesla (American company) Model S (American Made ELECTRIC car) beat out the new Porsche 911, Honda Accord, Subaru BRZ, Cadillac ATS and BMW M5. The worlds most established and well respected brands, which have all taken home the COTY award at some point in their history, lost to the 9 year old nerdy kid on the block.

We tip our hats to Tesla and the misfit company for stirring up the pot and hopefully igniting a fire under the butts of other companies around the world. Inspiring them to innovate beyond traditional expectations and push into the frontiers of the unknown. This could be our “sputnik” moment of the new automotive space race.

By Ezekiel Wheeler
269 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

This '72 Skyline GT was built with goals in mind that go well beyond the typical street-driven GT-R clone.
Jofel TolosaFeb 20, 2017
Formula D Teams Up with AutoCon To Produce Car Shows for Long Beach and Irwindale Rounds
Matt UlfelderFeb 17, 2017
The Honda Civic Type R will debut at the Geneva Motor Show before entering production later this year.
Kelly PleskotFeb 17, 2017
The Ferrari 812 Superfast boasts the prancing horse brand's most powerful engine yet along with the most ridiculous name yet.
Alex NishimotoFeb 17, 2017
Jaguar has debuted two all-new engines for its XE, XF, and F-PACE lineup, giving customers a wider variety of engine options.
Jonathon KleinFeb 17, 2017
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP