World Performance Car Of The Year 2010 Is Audi R8 V10 – Specifications, Features And Price


This year the New York Auto Show 2010 as always,has attracted masses from around the world and all the credit goes to the line-up of cars belonging to every segment that is being showcased at the expo. Glamour,Power and Beauty are the three things seen in the auto show through the products presented by various global majors and what more could a brand expect if its car gets awarded by a prestigious title.

Two cars at the NYAS have bagged titles – one for the 2010 World Performance Car and the other World car of the year. As predictable from the title of our post Audi R8 has been awarded 2010 World Performance Car while the World Car of the Year award goes to Volkswagen Polo and all this was done by a jury comprising of 59 Automotive journalists. The R8 had also won the same award in 2008 with a V8 engine.

Audi R8 V10

This is what the Jury has said to Audi, “This is the fifth year of the World Performance Car award and the R8 has won it twice. Whether you choose an R8 with a V8 or with a V10 engine, you get a World Performance Car award winner. The records also show that an Audi has won this award three times. The truly global nature of the World Car jury is evidence that Audi is hitting the performance car sweet spot of car lovers around the world.” and to which Johan De Nysschen, Executive Vice President of Audi of America replied,”We’re honored that the Audi R8 V10 was chosen by this distinguished group of jurors as the 2010 World Performance Car,”

Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI uattro

Specifications of Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI Quattro

Engine & Transmission
Displacement cu in (cc): 5.2 liters
Power bhp (kW) at RPM: 386 kW (525 hp) @ 8000 rpm
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM: 530 Nm (390.91 lb-ft) @ 6500 rpm
Redline at RPM: 8700 rpm


Type: Mid-Mounted 90 degree FSI V10
Compression Ratio 12.5:1


Wheelbase 2652 mm


Wheels 10-Spoke Y Design by Audi Exclusive to R8 V10
Tires Front 235/35 R19
Tires Rear 295/30 R19


Layout Mid-Engine, quattro AWD
Transmission 6 Speed Manual or 6 Speed Audi R-Tronic DSG
Differential Full Electronically-Controlled LSD


Body Type 2 Door, 2 Seat Supercar
Length 4435 mm
Width 1930 mm
Height 1252 mm
Curb Weight 3571 lbs.


Acceleration (0-100 km/h) 3.9 seconds
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km): 17 combined mpg EU method
Top Speed 316 km/h (196.35 mph

Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI Quattro Price In USA

The base price for the car has been kept near to $146,000.

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