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The three finalists for the "World Performance Car Of The Year" are the 2014 Corvette StingRay, the Porsche 911 GT3, the Ferrari 458 Special. The decision will be announced at next month's New York Auto Show. No bias here, but the 911 GT3 should be excluded from final consideration, considering several have burned up due to engine fires, with Porsche consequently telling all its 911 GT3 to not even drive them at all, let alone to the dealers for repair, that they will send a flatbed and pick them up. More than a month after the first one burned, Porsche has yet to announce a fix. The Ferrari 458 Speciale is legitimate/formidable competition, a serious adversary.

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The finalists for the World Car of the Year Awards have been announced in a press conference at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland. The 2014 Cadillac CTS, ELR and Escalade as well as the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray were nominated to receive a World Car of the Year award in their respective segments, but only one offering from the General made the final cut.

The Escalade and ELR were both runners up for the World Luxury Car of the Year, but were omitted from the list when it was dwindled down to the final three competitors. The remaining cars, the Bentley Flying Spur, Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Land Rover Range Rover Sport, will duke it out for the title of most luxurious.

Cadillac’s new CTS faced stiff competition competing in the overall World Car of the Year award segment. It was cut from the running, leaving judges to choose from the remaining three competitors, the Audi A3, BMW 4-Series and Mazda 3, for the best car in the world.

GM might not walk away from the World Car of the Year awards empty handed, though. The Corvette Stingray is among the final three competitors for the World Performance Car of the Year, however its up against two companies who happen to know a thing or two quite about performance: Porsche and Ferrari. The Corvette Stingray will win yet another award if the panel of judges prefers it to the Porsche 911 GT3 and Ferrari 458 Speciale.

We can hardly believe the most awarded car of 2013, the seventh-generation Corvette, may be poised to win yet another award. Will it be able to continue its winning streak? Well find out when the winners of the World Car of the Year awards are announced at the New York International Auto Show in April.
Read more: 2014 Corvette Stingray Nominated As Performance COTY | GM Authority

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Great to hear, good luck C7! Is there a list of all the current awards floating around?
Here's just a partial list. Probably ten more than listed below, including, most importantly "North American Car Of The Year!"

The following list, issued two months ago, was compiled by "More than a dozen magazines, websites and auto organizations have awarded Corvette Stingray their top honor including:

• Automobile magazine named Corvette Stingray its Automobile of the Year
• Car and Driver put Corvette Stingray on its annual “10 Best” list
• Road & Track magazine named Corvette Stingray its Performance Car of the Year
• Yahoo! announced its top prize in October, naming Corvette Stingray its 2014 Yahoo Autos Car of the Year
• Forbes magazine called Corvette Stingray the Hottest New Car of the Year
• Autoweek magazine named Corvette Stingray to its Best of the Best
• Popular Science singled out Corvette Stingray twice: first in the magazine’s Best of What’s New feature and later for its performance prowess in its 2014 Auto Excellence Awards
• Esquire magazine called the Corvette Stingray reveal the Automotive Event of the Year
• Kelly Blue Book gave Corvette Stingray two awards, putting it in the Best Resale Value Top 10 and naming it Best Resale Value: High Performance Car
• The Motor Press Guild named Corvette Stingray its inaugural Innovation Vehicle of the Year over $29,000
• IntelliChoice & AutoPacific included Corvette Stingray in their Motorist Choice Awards
• The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada named Corvette Stingray the Best New Sports/Performance Car
• Detroit Free Press named the Corvette Stingray as its Car of the Year
• Bloomberg named Corvette Stingray as its Car of the Year on its list of 2013’s Best Cars"

A partial list of StingRay awards during the last two months includes:

* MotorWeek's 2014 Drivers' Choice, "Best Of The Year" Award
* AutoGuide "Readers Choice Best car Of The Year"
* Autos.Yahoo/Kiplinger: 13 Best New Cars of 2014 With Highest Resale Value!

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Thanks for compiling the list elegant! :cool:
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