Audi R8 2016 World Performance Car

Audi R8 Coupe, 2016 World Performance Car. Basic price, $184,000.

Audi R8 Coupe, 2016 World Performance Car. Base price, $184,000.

The Audi R8 Coupe has been named 2016 World Performance Car in the World Car Awards.

 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.

The V10 plus exterior is characterized by numerous finishing touches in carbon, including a striking spoiler that increases the downforce on the rear axle and enhances the overall athletic impression.

The Audi R8 Coupe V10 plus exterior is characterized by numerous finishing touches in carbon.

The Audi R8 Coupe offers more performance than any other Audi production model, its V10 mid-engine and a newly developed quattro drive offer extraordinary driving performance.

The top version, with 610-horsepower, sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds and its maximum speed is 330 km/h.

A high-revving mid-engine, consistent lightweight construction concept and extremely dynamic suspension with quattro drive, in addition to fully variable torque vectoring, all make the R8 Coupe a truly exceptional car.

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.