Tesla Model X – Car of the Year 2016


Having glanced down at the list of “what you could have won”, it might come as a surprise that Tesla’s Model X has taken a chequered flag in this category. But think about it: it’s got gullwing doors. It can go up to 465km without needing to be recharged. And in Ridiculous Mode it’ll do 0-100km/h in just 2.9 seconds.

Not bad for something that’ll also own the school run and seat seven adults — Tesla’s Model X is a true wolf in sheep’s underpants, and it’s helping to make electric cars practical.

Sure, that bit’s not as exciting as the top speed or acceleration (or the gullwing doors) but what use is a V10 when the ice caps have melted and we’re 5m underwater. Not even Audi makes a convertible submarine (yet).

Audi R8 V10 Plus

Not only is this one of the fastest, sexiest, and best-made supercars on the planet, it’s also packed with tech, including the brilliant Virtual Cockpit.

Porsche 718 Cayman

A fun and focused sports car that delivers thrills by the bucketload and has surprisingly techy infotainment on board.

Volvo XC 90

There’s a reason everyone’s raving about the Swedish manufacturers’ biggest, boldest people carrier: it’s brilliant and almost drives itself.

Jaguar F-Pace

A wearable key, a remote control app, and enough USB charging points for the entire family — the F-Pace has the tech tricks to satisfy any geek.


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