Tesla's Model S was recently named Motor Trend's 2013 Car of the Year, which is one of the auto industry's most prized possessions.

The Model S received a unanimous vote from the panel of judges at Motor Trend, who are considered to be the most skilled and toughest critics in the auto industry.

"Our aspiration with the Model S was to show that an electric car truly can be better than any gasoline car, which is a critical step towards the widespread adoption of sustainable transport," said Elon Musk, Tesla Motors co-founder and CEO. "Nothing illustrates this more clearly than winning Motor Trend's Car of the Year by unanimous decision against a field of exceptional competitors."

The vote by Motor Trend for the Tesla Model S is the first time in the publication's history that every judge was in unanimous agreement.

Competition for the Model S included the Porsche Boxster, BMW 3-series, Lexus GS and Subaru BRZ.

Porsche recently announced a renewed agreement with Experian Automotive to use AutoCheck vehicle history reports for the Porsche Certified Pre-Owned program, which could improve the performance of the brand.