Audi R8 performs again

2010-04-08 09:37

The Audi R8 V10 was named as the 2010 World Performance Car at the

World Car of the Year Awards ceremony at the New York Auto Show.

This is the second time that the R8 has won the World Performance

Car award. The car took first this award in 2008.

The World Car Awards’ jurors observed that: “In the opinion of many

on the World Car Awards jury, Audi has at long last satisfied our hunger for a

street car that lives up to the excitement of the original Le Mans

series-dominating R8 LMP1 race car.”

Developed jointly with quattro GmbH, the Audi R8 V10 is powered by

a 5.2 litre direct injection ten-cylinder engine which develops 386kW of power,

enabling it to sprint from zero to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds and then to a

top speed of 316km/h.

It features Audi technologies such as quattro permanent

all-wheel drive, a lightweight aluminium body and the innovative all-LED




This is the second World Performance Car award win for the Audi R8:

the original V8-powered version won the same award in 2008.

Whether a customer

chooses an R8 with a V8 or a V10 engine, they will get a World Performance Car

award winner.

This is also the third Word Performance Car award for Audi in the

five years that the award has been on offer: the RS 4 was named as the 2007

World Performance Car.

The truly global nature of the World Car jury is evidence that Audi

is hitting the performance car sweet spot of car lovers around the world.

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