Entries in Robb Report (2)
These days it seems that everyone has a COTY (Car of the Year) in one version or another. There is a thought vector that customers and not automotive media should do reviews and vote for the COTY. Robb Report for the past several years has nominated their own COTY which is judged and voted by "potential customers" usually in a "nice location" befitting the style of Robb Report.
From Robb Report...
“Whatever you are,” Abraham Lincoln once said, “be a good one.” This advice applies not just to careers and character, but to cars as well. Since 2002, when Robb Report first invited a panel of readers to drive and score the year’s new crop of sports and luxury models, we have spent an inordinate amount of time arguing the logic of comparing designs as disparate as, say, the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni and the Land Rover Range Rover Auto biography. Our instruction to the judges has always followed a line of thought similar to the 16th president’s: Whatever the car is, is it the best one?
Such a distinction, however, is not easily vested among such impressive automobiles as were gathered at this year’s Car of the Year event—which took place at the Napa Valley Reserve, a members-only vineyard and winery next to the Meadowood resort, where our panelists lodged. The competitors comprised the Allard J2X MkII, Aston Martin DBS Volante, Audi R8 V10, Bentley Continental Supersports, BMW X6 M, Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport, Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake, Jaguar XKR, Lambor ghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni, Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Porsche Panamera Turbo, and Spyker C8 Aileron.
Watch the videos of the judging on Robb Report TV its very cool.