Herndon, Virginia – Audi of America has won two awards at the Eyes On Design Awards ceremony at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The Audi R8 5.2 FSI Quattro won a production vehicle category award, while the four-door Sportback concept won in the concept category.

“The R8 illustrates Audi’s highest standards in performance, design, function and Quattro all-wheel drive,” said Johan de Nysschen, Audi of American president. “The Sportback concept also showed Audi’s future direction with form and function, most of which will be available to customers in the not-so-distant future.”

The R8 5.2, with V10 engine, will be available in Europe by mid-2009. Timing for the U.S. launch has yet to be determined.

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