2008 New York Auto Show: Audi R8 Is a Double Winner
NEW YORK – Audi’s R8 has been named World Performance Car and World Car Design of the
Year by an international jury at the 2008 New York Auto Show. Audi also swept
the same two awards a year ago, when the new TT was named 2007 World Car Design
of the Year and the RS4 honored as World Performance Car.
This year, the new S5
was also among the finalists for World Performance Car, according to
The awards were announced by the World Car of the Year jury, which is a group
of 47 journalists representing 24 countries.
The jurists noted that the R8 has “solid credentials on paper thanks to its
mid-mounted 420-horsepower V-8 engine and aluminum construction. But where it excels
is in the exceptional balance, refinement and control that grant the driver the
confidence to push to the limit. It has astonishing precision for a car of its
size category,” according to www.edmunds.com.