Surprised? Well, I am not, at least this time. The Audi R8 is truly a beautiful car with an extraordinary performance. The R8 managed to snag both awards this year, Automobile of the Year and Design of the Year.
In a quote from the press release, this is what the editors had to say:
The R8's glass-encased, 420-hp, 4.2-liter V-8 engine has the sound of a traditional Italian supercar.
The arresting R8 features a bright metal blade on its side, an unmistakable and dramatic design feature shared with no other car. For Design of the Year, AUTOMOBILE MAGAZINE looks for innovation, style, beauty, engineering, dynamics, heritage and public approbation, and editors noted that the R8's design is outstanding in almost every way.
As I have mentioned in a previous article, Audi has really improved their line, and their latest designs are simply amazing.