Autobild is considered by many as the leading automobile magazine in Germany and its annual ‘SportsCar’ of the year award is one of the nation’s most sought after titles by the automotive industry. The coveted award this year went to Audi and its R8 super-sports car after it was picked for as the best all-round package by a panel of experts.

The Audi R8 was picked because it was considered the most complete vehicle with the hottest body in the sports segment and, despite being a newcomer, displayed no serious weaknesses.

The trophy was presented to Werner Frowein, Managing Director of quattro GmbH, during the magazine’s “Race Night”, which formed part of the Essen Motor Show. The R8 is hand-built at quattro GmbH in Neckarsulm.