Car of the Year 2010

In anticipation of our 2016 Car of the Year competition—which kicks off on October 28 in San Diego, Calif.—RobbReport.com is looking back at some of the thrilling automobiles that wowed our judges and earned their praise (and occasionally their wrath). Drive on!

In 2010, Robb Report readers took to the country roads of Napa Valley, Calif., in the world's 13 best new sports and luxury automobiles to select the year's ultimate vehicle—and the unprecedented Car of the Decade.

Perfect 10 As a brand, Bugatti remembers the past but never intends to relive it. Three years ago,...
Winged Wunderauto No car in this year’s competition has been more eagerly anticipated than the SLS...
A Thorough Thoroughbred The 2009 Audi R8 was named Robb Report ’s Car of the Year for 2008,...
Britain’s Beauty As Aston Martin’s flagship model, the DBS Volante impresses on every level. The...
Balboni’s Baby Bull Unlike its crosstown rival, Ferrari, which merely names its factory streets...
Bentley Brutale Based on the sheer excess of power this Bentley so brilliantly puts to pavement,...
Good Sport Range Rovers have always been square with sharp corners; and though they are great when...
Feline Pedigree Soon after the first E-Type Jaguar was unveiled in 1961, the car with the cat...
Peerlessly Bipolar No one can accuse Porsche of not thinking out of the 911 box when it comes to...
Cobra Cult Carroll Shelby’s take on the latest Mustang recalls the Texan’s tune-up of Ford’s first-...
Allard or Nothing When two of our judges were driving the Allard J2X MkII at this year’s...
Singular Spyker The Dutch automaker continues to refine its original C8 concept with the slightly...
Misunderstood M That the BMW X6 M occupies the bottom rung of this year’s baker’s dozen mystifies...
“Whatever you are,” Abraham Lincoln once said, “be a good one.” This advice applies not just to...
The following Robb Report readers were among the guests who joined the magazine’s editors and...