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Audi R8 car chosen the most efficient and best model of the year 2008

The Audi R8 is crowned in two price categories World Car of the Year 2008

-   Audi R8 wins awards received last year the Audi RS 4 and Audi TT

-   Audi is the manufacturer who wins the most number of awards World Car of the Year           

After having received three awards from the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada, who was recently awarded the Audi R8 prices "Car of the Year in Canada", "best new model" and "the most coveted vehicle", the new Audi R8 was crowned today in two categories of price World Car of the Year 2008. R8 was chosen the most efficient car (World Performance Car) and best model (World Car Design) of the year. These awards were presented to the incomparable Audi sports car by 47 jurors of Automotive from 24 countries.            

Making known their decision on the most efficient car in 2008, jurors have stated that the Audi R8 had "very interesting features because of its V8 mid-engine developping 420 hp and its aluminum body. However, that the demarque is the exceptional balance, refinement and control which characterize and give drivers the confidence needed to push the vehicle up to its limits. His conduct is surprisingly precise for a car of this category. " As the Audi RS 4 was obtained last year the price of the most successful car, Audi won the honor for the second year in a row in the performance category. This year, the automaker still had two models in last stages of the vote, as the Audi S5 was among the three finalists. 

In announcing their choice of 2008 for the car being the best model, the jurors have stressed that the Audi R8 "transformed the landscape of sports cars. The design of the R8 does not go unnoticed. It combines originality and interesting features such as roasting front and vertical panel, which has set tongues wagging, located behind the B-pillar " Tom Matano, specialist in automotive design and general director of the School of Industrial Design, the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, United States, describes the Audi R8 "great visual representation of technology" and states that it "brought together all the elements of iconic technological design". Last year, the Audi TT had won the award for best model of the year. Audi thus gets the award for the second consecutive year. In addition, the Audi A6 sedan has won the Car of the year was the first awards ceremony World Car of the Year in 2005. Having obtained the price of the car of the year and was crowned in four categories in total Audi is the manufacturer most premium price World Car of the Year.

The 2008 Audi R8

The very first sports car has high-end mid-engine Audi has made its entry in the showrooms of dealers Audi Canada last September. The R8 offers unmatched maneuverability thanks to the combination of unique features: lightweight aluminum chassis, V8 engine of 4.2 L FSI 420 hp power, inspired suspension from the world of racing, quattro and low center of gravity. Given its base price of $ 139,000 for the version with manual transmission 6-speed and $ 150,500 for the R tronic automatic gearbox with the 2008 Audi R8 is very competitive considering its technological standards, its performance on the road , its very high fineness of execution and its long list of standard features. The R8 is manufactured in a facility Audi Neckarsulm, Germany, which can produce a little more than 20 cars per day.

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