We celebrate our winners in the category of 2011 Model of the Year and SuperCar of the Year !
Welcome to 2012 readers !
Of course welcome also to our Edition 41 – The New Year Beach Edition !
As this is the first edition for the new year, it is customary to make a series of lists that herald the best of the previous year. These are generally top 10 lists of celebrity models but we thought we’d provide our choices for the autobabes.com.au Model of the Year and SuperCar of the Year awards !
The autobabes.com.au 2011 Model of the Year
Any one of our girls are eligible for this title, regardless of whether they appeared on cover or in feature. It’s not necessarily a beauty contest, but an over-all package of their beauty, their feminine sexuality and their personalities. Their interaction with our social network is also very important. It’s extremely difficult to choose and sometimes the order for top 5 comes down to the smallest of differences and margins.
For the 2011 series, we award the title to Edition 36 cover model, London based Lana Dealessi !
Lana exudes classic feminine beauty and sexuality and has been one of our most popular cover models in 2011. The shoot was conducted in London by celebrity photographer Allan Strutt and showcases Lana in a modern, white wall lingerie sequence.
In a very close 2nd place, we rate Perth based model Emma Brown. Emma was extremely fun to shoot for the cover of Edition 37 and provided some of the best swimsuit photos to that date. Emma runs her own style company called StyleFX and was a very interactive and well received cover model for 2011.
In 3rd place was stunning Sydney model Renee Leigh Somerfield who started off our Swimsuit 2011 year with Edition 35, the Sexy Summer Edition. Renee is incredible to work with, is a lot of fun and her natural gorgeousness is beyond description.
In 4th place is Amanda Schlegel who appeared on the cover of Edition 39 with a beaming smiling face in her self styled black bikini with chrome studs. Amanda is gorgeous, very interactive and always a pleasure !
In 5th place, we rate Sandra Lee from Edition 37. Sandra is the only model in our Top 5 who is not a cover girl but she is well deserved as she was also popular in that edition behind Emma Brown. This was Sandra’s first official swimsuit publication & gave her the platform and the confidence to pursue further opportunities in the industry. Sandra remains interactive and is a good networker.
The autobabes.com.au 2011 SuperCar of the Year
There were many cars in 2011 that could have taken this title and most of them well deserved !
For the 2011 series, we award the 2011 Car of the Year title to the Vantage GT4 by Aston Martin.
This is an incredible example of automotive engineering and the GT4 is the most successful race bred car in it’s class. It has wins in the European GT4 Cup, Dubai 24 Hrs GT4 Class, the Nürburgring 24 Hrs and the Spa 24 Hrs.
But more importantly, the title is awarded for the GT4’s ability to make a transition from genuine GT4 race car to Street Grand Tourer ! With a 4.7ltr naturally aspirated engine, the GT4 is available as a fully street legal GT.
The Lamborghini LP700-4 with a 0-100k time of 2.8 seconds is indeed a very worthy candidate also. The LP700-4 re-defined the super sportscar market with it’s incredible design, brutal power and most importantly, the precision of handling.
In 3rd place, the Jaguar XKRS is also worthy of the title. In fact, this car was TopGear’s choice for Car of the Year last December.
The XKRS boasts a 550hp 5ltr engine capable of a 0-160kph time of 8.6 seconds which makes the XKRS the most powerful cat in Jaguar’s history.
In 4th place, we rate the Audi V8 GT Spyder. This unique convertible boasts a `reverse-flow’ 4.4ltr v8 engine that produces 400hp between 5,500 and 6,400rpm, together with 450lb-ft ! Very impressive for the class and for a convertible of it’s size. The Spyder is much lighter than it’s Coupe sibling but still has a top speed of 317km/h !
Finally, coming in at 5th place is the Mercedes Benz C63 Black Series. This incredible sports car would have rated much higher but technically, although released in 2011, the C63 is a 2012 model. It does however qualify for this 2011 list as the Black Series was made available to buyers in the 2011 year.
Like the Aston Martin GT4, the Mercedes C63 made a successfully transition from motorsport to street GT super sport !
In fact, Mercedes make the claim that the high-performance C63 vehicle is the most powerful C-Class of all time, boasting a maximum output of 380 kW (517 hp) and a maximum torque of 620 Newton meters. The car also accelerates from 0 – 100kp/h in just under 4.2seconds which again is impressive for a large Street GT car.
This is an impressive Top 5 with the 2012 series already looking competitive and very difficult to pick !
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autobabes i-Magazine 2011 Model of the Year !
Renee Leigh Somerfield
autobabes i-Magazine 2011 SuperCar of the Year !
Vantage GT4 by Aston Martin
Aventador LP700-4 by Lamborghini
XKR-S by Jaguar
R8 V8 GT Spyder by Audi