The World Car of the Year awards were announced at the New York auto show last week with the 2015 Audi A3 winning the title. Porsche, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz all took top honors in different classes. It seems ‘ze Germans know what makes judges tick.

The 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 won World Performance Car of the Year. It’s the third time Porsche has held the honor.

“To be chosen as the winner of the World Performance Car by this global jury is extremely rewarding,” said Detlev von Platen, president and CEO of Porsche Cars North America. “Each generation of the 911 GT3 epitomizes our vision of the ultimate purebred, track-ready sports car. And our newest iteration is no exception.”

The latest GT3 delivers 475 hp from a 3.8-liter boxer six, mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Sixty mph comes up in just 3.3 seconds, while top speed it limited to 195 mph. The GT3 costs $131,395, including destination.

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