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If you’re like me, then you were green with envy for those who were covering the Geneva Auto Show live last week. Our friends over at Autoweek had the pleasure, and tremendous challenge, of selecting the cream of the crop in Geneva. With debuts like the CLA and the hybrid LaFerrari, the decision had to be tough.
“The Geneva Auto Show revealed some fantastic cars that will dazzle crowds with their looks, power and features,” said Autoweek Editor Wes Raynal. “One of those high-ticket items is the $1.5 million LaFerrari hybrid supercar. Some are calling it the car with the funny name; we call it the ‘Best in Show.’”
This week, Autoweek announced its 2013 Editors’ Choice Award winners. The full list is below. What would you add to this list?
Best in Show: Ferrari LaFerrari
“LaFerrari is easily the most memorable car at the show. Years from now, we’ll always remember how we were taken with the looks and superlative power of the successor to the legendary Enzo. From the raw performance to the striking appearance, everything about LaFerrari is breathtaking,” said News Editor Greg Migliore.
Others considered: McLaren P1
Best Concept: Giugiaro Parcour
The Parcour is part dune buggy, part supercar, boasting a 550-hp Lamborghini V10 and all-wheel drive. “We were just blown away by the Parcour,” said Raynal. “We’ve never seen anything like it. It was by far the best concept in Geneva.”
Others considered: Pininfarina Sergio, Kia Provo, Audi A3 E-tron, Land Rover Defender EV, Toyota FT-86 Open
Most Significant: Mercedes-Benz CLA
“The CLA opens up the world of Mercedes to a whole new generation of buyers,” said West Coast Editor Mark Vaughn. “And it does it much better than the old C230 Kompressor hatchback ever could.”
Others considered: Volkswagen XL1
Most Fun: Volkswagen GTI
“The GTI is the hottest of hatches—it’s powerful, sharp and carries a smoldering intensity,” said Migliore. “We would love to carve up the roads around Geneva or anywhere in this little pocket rocket.”
Others considered: McLaren P1, Audi RS6 Avant, Porsche 911 GT3