Vehicle Dynamics International Awards 2023: it’s time to nominate!


The nomination phase for the 2023 Vehicle Dynamics International Awards is officially open! We have received an amazing response to these annual awards ever since they were established in 2008, and winners have enjoyed the recognition (and the media coverage and marketing opportunities) that they bring. For example, here is Lamborghini’s response to winning the Dynamics Team of the Year award.

To see last year’s winners, CLICK HERE.

We invite you to nominate the products, teams and technologies that you consider to be the most innovative, for evaluation by our expert jury (see below). Please only submit vehicles or technologies launched within the past 12 months.

The Ford team celebrating a victory in a previous VDI Awards

There are five categories, and you can make nominations in as many as you like:

Car of the Year – Every new vehicle in every market is evaluated in terms of its dynamic excellence.

Dynamics Team of the Year – From developing dynamics innovations to applying them to production vehicles, this category recognises the work of OEM and consultancy dynamics teams around the world.

Development Tool of the Year – The lab tools that help vehicle dynamicists evaluate their designs and setups to achieve automotive excellence. Everything from simulation to durability assessment, software to lab machinery, to dynamometers and more is eligible.

Innovation of the Year – In recognition of good design and technology in the vehicle itself. From hardware to software, engineering to computing, to lightweighting – any solution that can be applied to advance and enhance vehicle dynamic setups is of interest.

Test Facility of the Year – In recognition of the latest advances and investments at proving grounds and test tracks, as well as facilities offering the use of dynamics test equipment.

If you would like to see a chassis, dynamics product, vehicle or technology that was launched within the past 12 months considered for the shortlist, or a talented team recognised, please email details to

Please include the product/technology/company name, the category you wish it to be entered for, and a few words (up to 100 words) justifying why you think it should be considered for the shortlist.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, 29 September.

As in previous years, all nominations will be reviewed by the editorial team at Vehicle Dynamics International and a shortlist of nominations produced, to be judged by our expert judging panel. The results will be published in the Winter 2023 issue of Vehicle Dynamics International magazine.

EVO magazine reporting on the VDI Awards

List of judges

Choi Joo-sik, Autocar Korea

Alvaro Sauras Alonso, Autofacil and EVO, Spain

Frank Markus, Motor Trend, USA

Robert Bielecki, Oponeo, Poland

Christophe Congrega, L’Automobile Magazine, France

Nicol Louw, Car South Africa

Carl Cunanan, C!, Philippines

Hormazd Sorabjee, Autocar India

Padraic Deane, managing editor, Automotive Publications, Ireland

Tarcisio Dias de Araujo, Mecânica Online, Brazil

Jim Kenzie, Toronto Star, Canada

Nikos Kounitis, freelance, Greece

Marco Marelli, freelance, Italy

Oleg Vasilevsky, Auto Bild, Ukraine

Marc Noordeloos, freelance, USA

Sergio Oliveira de Melo, El Informador, Mexico

Tomaz Porekar, Avto Magazin, Slovenia

Mohamad Sheta, Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper, Auto Arabia, Middle East Auto News Agency

Gábor Szécsényi, Az Autó and Retro Mobil, Hungary

Jürgen Zöllter, freelance, Germany

Adam Gavine, editor, Vehicle Dynamics International

The Vehicle Dynamics International Awards receive global interest, with coverage in media all around the world. Don’t miss out: send a nomination!

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Adam divides his time as an editor between the worlds of aviation and motoring. These worlds may seem a little diverse today, but autonomous technology and future urban mobility is bringing them ever-closer. Adam is also chairman of the Vehicle Dynamics International Awards.

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