Audi R8 is the 2016 World Performance Car

Every year, the World Car Awards are held and the winners of these awards are decided upon by a team of international journalists. The Awards consist of things like World Car Design Award or World Luxury Car Award. The second-generation of the Audi R8 just won the World Performance Car Award, a highly prestigious honor.

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.

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“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,” said Dietmar Voggenreiter, Board Member for Sales and Marketing at AUDI AG.

The Audi R8 beat out many excellent cars in its segment, including the Porsche 911 Turbo S, the Ferrari 488 GTB and, its own sibling, the Lamborghini Huracan. The second-gen Audi R8 stuns by combining fantastic V10 performance, incredible handling and stability as well as comfort and style better than any other car in its class. The R8 also comes with an unrivaled level of technology and quality, coming from the Audi brand.

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The genetics of the Audi R8 contain the know-how acquired from numerous wins by the brand in auto racing: the sport 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.

Nico DeMattia

I've been in love with cars since I was a kid, specifically German cars. Now I get to drive them talk about them on the internet.