09 December 2023
ACOTY 2024 – Overall Best Sports Car

Three adrenaline-inducing Round 1 winners race to cross the finish line and claim the title of Overall Best Sports Car.

How Does ACOTY Define This Class?

The Overall Best Sports Car is chosen from the three Cat B performance and sports categories’ winners from Round 1. Check out their respective Round 1 awards below.

Meet The Contenders

BMW M3 Touring

The BMW M3 Touring won Best Performance Wagon due to how practical it is while being mental in a straight line and through corners. Its steroid-fuelled body sure looks the part, and has all the go-fast gubbins underneath and within to put a wide smile on enthusiasts’ faces.


The BMW M2 won Best Sports Car in Round 1 because it offers the necessary pace of a sports car along with pure rear-wheel driven handling characteristics and actually represents good value for its asking price. Plus there’s the special experience that comes with M-cars, and one can see why this is endearing.

Porsche 911 Carrera

Base is not just base with the Porsche 911 Carrera. It won Best Luxury Sports Car because it represents great value for money for what it is and can do. With ferocious performance off the line and leech-like characteristics in the corners, it’s not difficult to see why all members of the judging panel voted unanimously for it.

So who won?

All three excellent contenders have their own strengths. However, this is a competition and when all said and done, there can only be one.

Where the points tally in Round 1 was the final determinant of each category’s winner, here in Round 2, points are taken into consideration but are not the final arbiter of victory.

AutoApp Car Of The Year Overall Best Sports Car
Porsche 911 Carrera

VehiclePoints TallyPrice Percentile
BMW M3 Touring36693
BMW M237386
Porsche 911 Carrera40695

The Porsche 911 Carrera won by virtue of its decades-old winning formula that’s been constantly refined. Plus it is the quintessential sports car benchmark that other manufacturers look at.

Moreover, once one is done with performance cars like the M2 and M3 Touring, where does one naturally progress to from there? The Porsche 911 Carrera of course!

More on the scoring categories used to derive points in Round 1 here.

Congratulations to the Porsche 911 Carrera for winning the AutoApp Car of the Year 2024 Overall Best Sports Car!

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