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AA Motoring Performance And Convertible Winners

Motoring Excellence Performance And Convertible Winners Announced

The winner of the BP Soft Touch Technology Performance Vehicle category at the AA Motoring Excellence Awards has just been announced.

The category, one of 11 being announced tonight, attracted 13 nominations from vehicle manufacturers and was, according to the judges, one of the toughest to evaluate.

The finalists in this category were the -

„X Subaru Legacy GT

„X Porsche 911 Carrera S Manual

„X Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG

The vehicle to emerge as the BP Soft Touch Technology Performance Vehicle was the Porsche 911 Carrera S Manual. In the judges' words it offered 'a loin-tingling soundtrack, hair-raising performance and advanced technology without compromising every-day usability'.

The winner has also been announced for the Bridgestone Convertible Category.

Finalists were the -

Honda S2000

Nissan 350Z

Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG

The vehicle that has taken this category is the Nissan 350Z Roadster Manual. Judges liked its quirky character and attractive lines which combined well with a hard-core driving edge.

There are still several categories to be announced and a supreme AA Motoring Excellence Award winner to be selected from them. More shortly.

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