GM UK Takes Honours in Two TOPGEAR.COM Awards
LUTON – November 27, 2008: The Vauxhall Insignia and Corvette ZR1 have each received a TopGear.com award, and the full story is available from today in Top Gear magazine.
Its Executive Car of the Year went to the all-new Insignia, and Performance Car of the Year to the recently launched ZR1, both of which are now on sale in the UK.
Fresh from its recent victory in 2009 European Car of the Year, the Insignia was praised by Top Gear’s journalists for being ‘..aspirational, appealing and special’. The team also noted how far ahead of the game Vauxhall was with the Insignia’s technology, with features like its Front Camera System that can recognise road signs, and its latest adaptive headlights, with nine settings. They also thought that the car looked ‘…neat and stylish from all angles’.
TG urged its readers to try the ZR1 themselves if they wanted to see why it had been awarded Performance Car of the Year. They reckoned that the 638bhp, 205mph ZR1 was ‘awe-inspiring’, and was one of the most technologically advanced Corvettes ever made. TG’s journalist also praised the ZR1’s ride quality and body control, with much credit going to GM’s Magnetic Selective Ride Control, which he called ‘…a real breakthrough in the suspension arts’. The story summarised the ZR1 as: ‘…the latest, greatest… expression of GM’s North American engineering genius’.
Top Gear’s UK edition has a circulation of around 200,000 per month – the largest in its sector – it currently has a further 21 overseas titles and global circulation of over one million. TopGear.com generates 14 million page impressions per month making it one of the leading automotive websites.