New Audi R8 V10 Plus launched at Rs 2.47 crore
German carmaker Audi today launched the R8 V10 Plus sportscar in India at Rs 2.47 crore (ex-showroom, Mumbai and New Delhi). This is the first display of the second-generation R8 V10 Plus in India, following its public reveal at the Geneva motor show 2015. Following the same basic design as its predecessor, the all-aluminium, two-seat sportscar gets a new single-frame grille and LED headlamps. Powering the R8 is a naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 which churns out 610bhp of power and 57.10 kgm of torque. The sportscar boasts of a 0-100kph time of 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 330kph. Moreover, the car features cylinder-on-demand technology which automatically shuts down five of the 10 cylinders, thereby improving fuel efficiency. Audi claims the new model is 50kg lighter and 40 percent stiffer than the one it replaces, and claims to share around 50 percent of its parts with the racing-spec R8 LMS. Other features include a fully customisable digital display and a multi-function steering wheel with nearly 20 controls which allow the driver to control various functions including engine start-up and exhaust sound. This year, Audi also has on showcase the all-new A4 for the first time in the country. Larger and lighter than before, the A4 resembles its predecessor, but is based on a new platform and incorporates updated technology and powertrains. The carmaker’s display line-up also includes the A8 L Security – the armoured version of Audi’s flagship luxury limousine – and the Prologue concept.
The A8 L Security provides VR9 levels of ballistic protection to its occupants. The Prologue concept seen at the Audi pavilion provides a preview of the company’s future design language and technology. The model is said to be the design precursor to new generation of large sedans such as the A6, A7 and A8. The car is expected to be a preview of an all-new super-luxury A9 limousine that will crown the company’s future sedan line-up, as well. Auto Expo 2016 Complete coverage Auto Expo 2016 Photo Gallery