Today at the New York Auto Show the Audi R8 V10 was declared 2010 World Performance Car. The other two finalists were Ferrari California and thePorsche 911 GT3. The Audi R8 V10 was chosen from an initial entry list of sixteen (16) entries nominated by fifty-nine (59) World Car jurors from twenty-five (25) countries throughout the world.
"We’re honored that the Audi R8 V10 was chosen by this distinguished group of jurors as the 2010 World Performance Car," said Johan De Nysschen, Executive Vice President of Audi of America. "This is the fifth year of the World Performance Car award and the R8 has won it twice. Whether you choose an R8 with a V8 or with a V10 engine, you get a World Performance Car award winner. The records also show that an Audi has won this award three times. 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."
With 525 HP under the hood, the R8 V10 can accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in under 3.9 seconds and the R tronic semi automatic equipped V10 will reach 125 MPH from a standstill in another 8.1 seconds with a top speed around 197 MPH. Prices start at $146,000.
Press release after the jump.
And why isn;t this a surprise? The Audi’s supercar R8 was voted by Fifth Gear as the "car of the year." Next to it, the Fiat 500 was voted "Best Small Car of 2007", the Ford Mondeo - "Best Family Car of 2007" and the R8 was also voted as the "Best Fast Car of 2007."
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