McLaren MP4-12C Given Middle East Car of the Year Title

Here in the US, an unnamed publication *cough cough* gave North American car of the year honors to a questionably deserving Tesla Model S. A good car indeed, but looking at the bigger picture engineers over at Lamborghini, Koenigsegg and most importantly McLaren, have created some of the most technologically advanced vehicles on the planet. Thank heavens then, that at this years Middle East Motor Awards that a well-educated board of directors -and not a bunch of dudes wearing baseball caps- chose the McLaren MP4-12C as their car of the year. Much deserved. Mark Harrison, McLaren's regional director to the Middle East and Africa said, "To win 'Best Supercar' in the Middle East is an amazing achievement coming in our very first full year as a luxury sports car manufacturer. But to win the overall 'Car of the Year' title is unbelievable." Also taking home an award was the Bentley Continental GT in the premium luxury coupe category, which MEMA categorizes as a "status symbol for the select few." PHOTOS: See more of the 2012 McLaren MP4-12C