Audi R8 bestowed by “2016 World Performance Car” in the World Car Awards at New York International Auto Show. With the Audi R8 grabbing a total of four awards by the World Car Awards, the car is the most successful model in the history of the World Car Awards. The R8 predecessor has already been awarded with two World Performance Car and a World Car Design of the Year award. Top honour was bestowed at New York International Auto Show.
On this occasion, Dietmar Voggenreiter, Board Member for Sales and Marketing at AUDI AG said, “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 car from Audi Sport. The first generation of the R8 paved our way toward becoming a premium brand and raised the aura of Audi to a new level. The new R8 will continue this success story and further accelerate the growth strategy of Audi Sport.”
The Audi R8 Coupé offers more performance than any other Audi production model. The Audi R8 is packed with a mid-mounted 5.2-litre V10 naturally aspirated engine and a newly developed quattro drive offer extraordinary driving performance. The top version, with 610PS, sprints from 0 to 100 kmph in just 3.2 seconds and can continue to a 330 kmph maximum speed.
The other four contenders that compete for the title of the World Performance Car of the Year are Chevrolet Camaro, Honda Civic Type R, Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe, and Range Rover Sport SVR. But what to say about the Audi R8, the genetics of this contains contain the know-how acquired from numerous wins by the brand in racing. The sports prototypes have won the 24 hours of Le Mans 13 times since 2000, and the R8 LMS contributed seven more overall victories in 24-hour races since 2009.