The Audi TT continued its domination of the Coupe category by picking up the top award for the fifth consecutive year. The judges described the model as “better than it has ever been” thanks to it’s new turbocharged 2.0 TFSI engine. The panel also praised the TT’s handling, particularly its cornering: “The strong grip and body control means it changes direction like a housefly, while the responses from the steering, throttle and brakes are razor-sharp. This is a sports car with real finesse.”
Having already been awarded the title of the Most Exciting Car of the Year in 2010 by What Car? the automotive bible has now awarded the Audi A1 with the Best Supermini title and overall Car of the Year at the What Car? 2011 Awards.
Steve Fowler, editor-in-chief of What Car?, explained: “The Audi A1 is a brilliant car: brilliantly targeted and brilliantly executed. More and more buyers are looking for smaller, more efficient cars, but with all the luxury trappings of much larger cars. That’s exactly what Audi has given them – a super-stylish, high quality small car that’s affordable and great fun, too.”