Audi R8 takes top slot in World Car Awards

That rocket we tested last week, namely the Audi R8, has been named ‘2016 World Performance Car’ in the World Car Awards at the New York Auto Show. With a total of four awards, the Audi R8 is the most successful model in the history of the World Car Awards.

The predecessor to the R8 had already taken home two World Performance Car awards and a World Car Design of the Year award in the prestigious competition. Now the second generation of the high-performance sports car from Audi was able to win over the international jury of 73 leading automotive journalists.

“With its distinctive design, its driving dynamics and its closeness to racing, the R8 is one of the strongest calling cards for the four rings and is the flagship from Audi Sport.

The first generation of the R8 paved our way toward becoming a premium brand. The new R8 will continue this success story and further accelerate the growth strategy of Audi Sport,” said Dietmar Voggenreiter, for Sales and Marketing at AUDI AG.

The Audi R8 Coupé offers more performance than any other Audi production model. The V10 mid-engine and a new quattro drive offer driving performance. The top version, with 610 bhp, sprints from 0 to 100 kph in just 3.2 seconds and its maximum speed is 330 kph.


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