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2010 TG Awards: full winners list

  1. And the Top Gear Car of the Year is… the Citroen DS3. The Awards issue of Britain’s best-selling car magazine hits the newsstands today, with Citroen claiming top spot for the first time in the contest’s 11-year history.

    The DS3 fended off competition from a dozen of the most desirable cars of the last 12 months.

    TG’s most spectacular Awards issue ever was shot on location in China, against a backdrop of the Forbidden City, downtown Beijing and the Great Wall. The 12 category winners include nominations from Jeremy, James and Richard.

    “Editing 2010’s cars down to just 12 worthy winners was tough enough,”says Charlie Turner, Top Gear’s Editor-in-Chief. “Getting them to China was even tougher. But I’m delighted with the results, and especially delighted to be crowning the DS3 our car of the year.”

    Top Gear magazine’s Awards issue is on sale now

  2. Car of the Year and Small Car of the Year - CITROEN DS3

    “Most cars feel like they’ve been edited down from something else. The DS3 does not. It is, for its completeness and rounded set of abilities, a bloody triumph…” 

    James on the Citroen DS3

    Top Gear magazine’s Awards issue is on sale now

  3. Hypercar of the Year - KOENIGSEGG AGERA

    “One of the most devastating road cars ever built.
    It detonates like a 3,000lb bomb, but the Agera is much more sophisticated than
    its fission-spec powertrain suggests.” 

    Top Gear drives the Koenigsegg Agera

    Top Gear magazine’s Awards issue is on sale now

  4. Cabrio of the Year - MASERATI GRANCABRIO

    “Refined grand tourer this may be, but the
    GranCabrio is still a Maserati: uniquely Italian, seductive and familiar.” 

    See more pics of the Maserati GranCabrio

    Top Gear magazine’s Awards issue is on sale now

  5. Grand Tourer of the Year - BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT

    “A bruising GT with the pace of a sports car and
    the luxury and civility of a limousine.” 

    See more pics of the Bentley Continental GT

    Top Gear magazine’s Awards issue is on sale now

  6. Hot Hatch of the Year - VOLKSWAGEN GOLF R

    “It’s difficult to know where to start in praising
    this car, because it’s extraordinarily good at so many things…” 

    Top Gear drives the Volkswagen Golf R… in snow

    Top Gear magazine’s Awards issue is on sale now

  7. Family Car of the Year - BMW 520d TOURING

    “If the 520d Touring were to put an advert on a
    dating website, potential prospects would think it a liar. It offers such a
    comprehensive set of interlocking genius that it sounds too good to be true…”

    Read our review of the BMW 520d Touring

    Top Gear magazine’s Awards issue is on sale now

  8. Engine of the Year - FIAT TWIN AIR

     “A little bundle of energy, charm and
    downright saintliness to prove our good old friend the gasoline engine is still
    alive and very much kicking…” 

    Read our review of the Fiat 500 Twin Air

    Top Gear magazine’s Awards issue is on sale now

  9. Coupe of the Year - PEUGEOT RCZ

    “A beautifully balanced car, easy to drive
    quickly. The RCZ devours roads with a fluency and ease that most small hot cars
    simply can’t manage.” 

    See more pics of the Peugeot RCZ

    Top Gear magazine’s Awards issue is on sale now

  10. Luxury Car of the Year - JAGUAR XJ

    “Rarely has a new car slackened so many jaws. A
    genuine ambitious Jaguar, a blast from the future rather than the past. It
    handles like the future, too.” 

    Top Gear drives the Jaguar XJ

    Top Gear magazine’s Awards issue is on sale now

  11. Jeremy's Car of the Year - PAGANI ZONDA R

    “When your head is pinned into the headrest and
    your ears are bleeding and you’re frightened by the speed and the savagery and
    the thrill of it all… who cares if you can’t take it shopping in the drizzle?” 

    See pics of the Zonda R around the ‘Ring

    Top Gear magazine’s Awards issue is on sale now

  12. James's Car of the Year - BUGATTI VEYRON SUPERSPORT

    “If you can drive, you can drive the Bugatti. It
    appears to be a glorious irrelevance, but in fact it couldn’t be more
     pertinent.” 

    James thrashes the Bugatti Veyron SuperSport

    Top Gear magazine’s Awards issue is on sale now

  13. Richard's Car of the Year - PORSCHE 911 GT2 RS

    “Insane, blindingly fast, flamboyant and it goes
    against everything I’ve ever said about the 911. Which makes me look like a bit
    of a monkey.” 

    See more pics of the 911 GT2 RS

    Top Gear magazine’s Awards issue is on sale now

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