You’d have to be a brave individual to disagree with the recent findings of the World Car Awards jurors who voted the Audi R8 V10 as the 2010 World Performance Car of the Year.
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It seems the Audi R8 is somewhat of a favourite when it comes to the World Car of the Year Awards as the 4.2-litre V8 model won the same award in 2008.

The collective panel said 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".

The 5.2-litre V10 was developed in partnership with the company’s performance division quattro GmbH, and develops 386kW (525PS) and can rocket from 0-100km/h in just 3.9 seconds.

Top speed is a very quick 315km/h (196mph) and features quattro permanent all-wheel drive, aluminium body and all-LED lights.

CarAdvice has not yet tested the standard R8 V10, but has speed tested the ABT Tuned 4.2-litre V8 R8, which is substantially quicker than the stock V10 R8 variant, with a top speed of over 325km/h (we clocked 322km/h).

We look forward to road testing the R8 V10 from ABT in Germany later this year, on the autobahn and through the Allgau Mountains in Bavaria.