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Motor Trend Car of The Year 2013 on Monday Nov 12

Motor Trend Car of The Year 2013 on Monday Nov 12

Here is a teaser of the 2013 Motor Trend Car of The Year. I watched the whole 10 minutes looking for the Tesla and I was not disappointed. It was the last car they talked about and given the field, it should easily be Motor Trend's COTY 2013.

Good Luck Tesla!

Here is the link to the video.

tranhv68 | 9 novembre 2012
Brian H | 9 novembre 2012

Here's their poll (doesn't determine the winner, just a "public guessing game". MS is way out in front, with about 1700 votes in.

Brian H | 9 novembre 2012

Oops, missed a closing parethesis. Here it is: ) Insert after game".

;)

teslaver | 9 novembre 2012

Awesome video! thanks tranhv68!

Brian H | 9 novembre 2012

MS rising, to 31.4%, Accord slipping, to 20.3%. Total votes = 1702.

Brian H | 9 novembre 2012

bump

mrspaghetti | 9 novembre 2012

The Honda Accord is in second place? Really?

Brian H | 9 novembre 2012

MS up to 35.6, Accord down to 18.5. Total votes = 1909.

http://wot.motortrend.com/mt-poll-which-2013-motor-trend-car-of-the-year...

Brian H | 10 novembre 2012

Here's the Accord summary:
http://wot.motortrend.com/2013-motor-trend-car-of-the-year-contender-hon...
Note it uses CVT, like many new cars. Which seems to be a solution in search of a problem. Hurts low-end accel, sealed fluids (& rigid scheduled dealer service requirements), no control over "power bands", etc. The old "chains and cones" trick.

Also note: shortened by a few inches to fit into garages!!

Tiebreaker | 12 novembre 2012
Tiebreaker | 12 novembre 2012

I apologize, it is the same video as in the original post....

Brian H | 12 novembre 2012

At this point (about 8 hrs before the announcement), with just over 4,000 votes, MS has as many votes as the next 8 cars combined.

tranhv68 | 12 novembre 2012

TSLA is at 31.08 +0.76 this morning. I see 32-34 with Motor Trend's Blessing. The Model S is just the beginning.

Schlermie | 12 novembre 2012

Volkswagen Passat!

Brian H | 12 novembre 2012

Yes, it closed at 31.07, with the big kick coming around noon EST, up 75¢ on the day. Wonder what that was ...

Volker.Berlin | 12 novembre 2012

Schlermie, that was last year... :-)

Nicu.Mihalache | 12 novembre 2012

@ Schlermie

Are you sure? no confusion with the 2012 COTY? check the date of the article: Nov. 16, 2011

http://www.motortrend.com/oftheyear/car/1201_2012_motor_trend_car_of_the...

Schlermie | 12 novembre 2012

Whew!!!

Ing_Qc | 12 novembre 2012

1 hour before the result... I need to calm down.

KevinR.co.us | 12 novembre 2012

22 minutes to Elon's talk time

sunnysailor | 12 novembre 2012

KJR4235,

Are you at the event?

KevinR.co.us | 12 novembre 2012

No-- at work watching for news....

KevinR.co.us | 12 novembre 2012

watching this and the "join Elon email" threads

Scorch | 12 novembre 2012

I have my whole office on notice, we are all waiting for the announcement that S is Car of the Year!

Nicu.Mihalache | 12 novembre 2012

In the "poll" article, they say it will be announced at "6:30 p.m. EST"
http://wot.motortrend.com/mt-poll-which-2013-motor-trend-car-of-the-year...

However, Tesla's event is at "5 pm Eastern"
http://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/tesla-model-s-to-win-prestigious-motor...

Is it the cherry on the cake? Other thoughts?

jd3tm | 12 novembre 2012

Note the event starts at 5:30 but goes till 9:00! I have my Son, who lives in NYC, attending as my avatar/surrogate. He's running late but I don't expect anything to be actually "announced" for another hour or two.

kalikgod | 12 novembre 2012

MT let this slip on twitter...

http://www.motortrend.com/oftheyear/car/1301_2013_motor_trend_car_of_the...

Page is 404 right now.

NJS1207 | 12 novembre 2012

They did it! Unbelieveable. That is a big win!

Brian H | 12 novembre 2012

Unanimous, and all 6 categories. No quibbling, there!

Superliner | 12 novembre 2012

Motor Trend HAD to choose Model S. The car embodies their own decription of what qualities their choice for car of the year should have. Additionally it was polling well ahead of any other entry. Now we need a Model S "TELEVISION SPOT" depicting it as the car of the year winner. (watch the orders roll in then)

All I can say is they had better find a way to get production numbers up, and do so in SHORT ORDER!! Otherwise the design will begin to get stale in the marketplace before all who are waiting even get their cars.

Brian H | 12 novembre 2012

Well, they're over 200/wk now, and about 2½ wks from 400/wk, which is >20,000 yr. Unless new reservations exceed that, they will begin eating into the backlog total. If it gets down to 5200 and holds, that will be 3 months delivery at that rate. So watch for that number.

Brian H | 12 novembre 2012

Which brings up a point about promo. To reduce backlog, production must exceed new orders for some time. As they approach that breakeven point, they will need to boost orders, which means starting to advertise.

How soon does everyone think that will happen? My guess is Q4, 2013. At the soonest.

gary.greene | 12 novembre 2012

Take that Mitt Romney. I guess our government is not the only one capable of picking winners!!!

jerry3 | 12 novembre 2012

Brian,

My expectation is that when there are several thousand cars on the road the people are showing their neighbours, co-workers, and random folks in parking lots reservations will take another uptick. I can't see the need to advertise for quite a while.