Audi RS 5 Coupé is “SportsCar 2010”

BY Burnpavement

Audi cars put up strong showing in the world-renowned “Auto Bild SportsCars” award.

Testament to Audi’s unwavering dedication to producing cars of outstanding design and quality, the Audi RS 5 has won the “SportsCar of the Year 2010” award in the “Production Coupes” category of the worldrenowned Auto Bild SportsCars reader’s poll. Also recognized are the Audi S3 Sportback, Audi RS 6 Avant, Audi R8 GT and the Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI, each winning awards in their respective classes.

The title of “SportsCar of the Year” is one of the most sought-after awards in the German automobile industry, and all participating sports cars had to prove their worth in over 300 tests and road reports before being nominated. 68,132 readers of “Auto Bild SportsCars” cast their votes in the poll — the eighth time it had taken place — to select the winner from a total of 173 vehicles in 17 categories, each of which was subdivided into “Tuning” and “Production”.

Besides the first place for the Audi RS 5 in the “Production Coupes” category, Audi recorded two second places: in the “Production Supercars” category with the Audi R8 GT and in the “Production Convertibles” category with the R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI. Readers voted the Audi S3 Sportback into third place in the “Production Compact Cars” class and the Audi RS 6 Avant took the same position in the “Production Station Wagons” class.