A lot will no doubt be written over the next few days and weeks about the $140,000 Audi R8 winning the award for overall Canadian Car of the Year. About whether it's right that something so fast, so expensive and so hard to get should even be eligible for such an award. Shouldn't the Canadian Car of the Year be a car that is accessible to at least a large number of Canadians (even if you had the cash, you can't get an R8 right now)?
Putting aside any ideological considerations about the award, the R8 is a worthy winner. Never mind the way it looks; it's packed with technology that makes it a supercar you can drive all year. It's also, relative to its competitors, very well priced. Even though it's priced out of the reach of most of us.