The Audi R8 V10 was named as the 2010 World Performance Car at the World Car of the Year Awards ceremony at the New York Auto Show earlier today.
This is not the first time for the R8 to win this award. The V8 powered R8 took received this award two years ago.
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.”
Audi R8 V10 is powered by a 5.2 liter direct injection ten-cylinder engine which develops 3525 hp, 0-100 km/h comes in just 3.9 seconds and top speed is 316 km/h (196 mph).
It features Audi technologies such as quattro permanent all-wheel drive, a lightweight aluminum body and the innovative all-LED lights. There is also a Spyder version available and rumor is that Audi is also working on a lighter track focused version to take on 911 GT3 RS and the likes.