There is no greater accolade than to be judged the finest by your peers. This year the car design fraternity has delivered an overwhelming verdict for the concept design of the year to the Pininfarina – 40% of all the voters (all car designers) voted for the Pininfarina 2uettottanta ahead of some quite outstanding competition in the form of the Jaguar C-X75 and Renault DeZir. The Car Design of the Year 2010 Production category gong went to Range Rover's Evoque ahead of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta and Audi A7.

The 2010 awards were selected by a poll of readers of Car Design News, an online resource targeting automotive design professionals. For the fifth year running, the design community was asked to select the designs which impressed them the most among the shortlists in two categories – concept and production – truly a 'by designers for designers' choice.

Previous winners:

2009: Aston Martin Rapide (production); Cadillac Converj (concept)

2008: Chevrolet Camaro (production); BMW GINA (concept)

2007: Fiat 500 (production); BMW Concept CS (concept)

2006: Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione (production); Saab Aero X (concept)

2005: Aston Martin DB9