In further news from the World Car of the Year awards the Audi R8 V10 has been named 2010’s World Performance Car. The R8 has double dipped with this title after the R8 4.2 V8 was awarded the same honour back in 2008.
The R8 knocked off some very stiff opposition to win this award, too. Joining the Audi in the final three was the Ferrari California and the Porsche 911 GT3.
The V10 powered R8 is fitted with a 5.2 litre direct injection engine, closely related to the powerplant used in the Lamborghini Gallardo. The unit develops and impressive 386kW and the car can reach 100km/h in under four seconds. Readers are invited to send in next week’s lotto numbers to AUSmotive HQ at your earliest convenience.
Audi R8 is Named World Performance Car 2010
- Audi’s R8 V10 is named 2010 World Performance Car, at the New York Auto Show
- Second win for Audi R8 at World Car of the Year awards
The Audi R8 V10 has been named as the 2010 World Performance Car at the World Car of the Year Awards ceremony, held in April at the New York Auto Show.
This is the second time that the R8 has won the World Performance Car award, with the V8-powered R8 also winning this global honour 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 386 kW, enabling it to sprint from zero to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds and then to a top speed of 316 km/h. It features Audi technologies such as quattro permanent all-wheel drive, a lightweight aluminium body and the innovative all-LED lighting system.
This is the second World Performance Car award win for the Audi R8 with the original V8-powered version winning the same award in 2008.
Regardless of whether a customer chooses an R8 with a V8 or a V10 engine, they can be assured that they are driving 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 Audi 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.
Since the awards began, Audi has claimed one overall award and five category awards:
The Audi A6 is named World Car of the Year.
The Audi RS 4 is named World Performance Car, and the Audi TT becomes World Car Design of the Year.
The Audi R8 V8 is named World Performance Car and World Car Design of the Year.
The Audi R8 V10 wins World Performance Car of the Year.