THE Audi R8 Coupé has been crowned “2016 World Performance Car” in the World Car Awards, which
THE Audi R8 Coupé has been crowned “2016 World Performance Car” in the World Car Awards, which were presented this week at the New York International Auto Show, writes Nigel Wigmore.
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. This makes the Audi R8 a winner — on the road as well as on the racetrack. The Audi R8 Coupé offers more performance than any other Audi production model currently available.
The mid-mounted V10 and newly developed quattro drive offer extraordinary driving performance.
The top version, with 610PS, sprints from 0 to 62mph in just 3.2 seconds and can continue to a maximum speed of 205mph.