Never in her wildest dreams

NT News - Motoring - - CARS GUIDE - By KARLA PIN­COTT

SHE voted for the Maserati, but she’ll be driv­ing home in the Peu­geot RCZ that the pub­lic chose as Cars­guide Car of the Mo­tor Show.

Kings­grove (Syd­ney) nurs­ing as­sis­tant Sylvia Soos, 56, has won the stun­ning Peu­geot RCZ sports cars with her SMS en­try in the com­pe­ti­tion, in which car fans around Aus­tralia voted to pick the best ve­hi­cle at the Aus­tralian In­ter­na­tional Mo­tor Show.

‘‘Are you se­ri­ous?’’ Ms Soos ex­claimed when told of her win.

‘‘I’m stunned. It’s a great car. Abeautiful car.

‘‘I never dreamed win­ning.’’

Ms Soos en­tered from the gallery in the Daily Tele­graph Cars­guide, and said

of she was de­lighted to have won as she hadn’t owned a car for about eight years.

‘‘I’m quite speech­less,’’ she said. ‘‘I re­ally have to pinch my­self. I feel very priv­i­leged. When I was a young girl I al­ways adored sporty fast cars. This is a dream come true — it’s more than won­der­ful.’’

Al­ready an icon of au­to­mo­tive de­sign with its unique curved roofline and chic Euro­pean lines, the RCZ is a real head­turner and guar­an­teed to make a splash in Ms Soos’ street.

She will be driv­ing the spe­cial 200th An­niver­sary ver­sion, worth more than $68,000 on the road, pow­ered by a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel and fin­ished with a car­bon­fi­bre roof.

The win­ner of the RCZ was se­lected at ran­dom from all those who voted, no mat­ter which car they chose in the com­pe­ti­tion.

While Ms Soos voted for the Maserati, the Peu­geot RCZ it­self was judged Cars­guide Car of the Mo­tor Show by the pub­lic across most of the coun­try, with 17 per cent of the vote top­ping the polls ev­ery­where ex­cept Tas­ma­nia and the North­ern Ter­ri­tory (who favoured the Lexus LFA).

But the Lexus fin­ished at fifth over­all in the close to 30,000 votes re­ceived. Sec­ond place was claimed by the HSV GTS with 12 per cent of the votes, while third went to the Audi A1 and fourth to the Mercedes-Benz SLSAMGGull­wing.

The NT win­ner of the Cal­tex voucher in the Car of the Show com­pe­ti­tion was E Moyd who voted for Volvo.

Sylvia Soos, of Syd­ney, won the Peu­geot RCZ

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