New Audi R8 V10 Plus launched at Rs 2.47 crore

New Audi R8 V10 Plus launched at Rs 2.47 crore

German carmaker Audi today launched the R8 V10 Plus sports car in India at Rs 2.47 crore (ex-showroom Mumbai and New Delhi).

The R8 V10 Plus, now in its second generation, also makes its India debut at the Expo following its public debut 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 has a total output of 610 bhp and 57.10 kgm of torque.The sports car boasts of a 0 to 100 time of 3.2 seconds witha top speed of 330 kmph.

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 customizabledigital 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 at the Auto Expo, Audi also showcased 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 company has displayed the A8 L Security – the armoured version of Audi’s flagship luxury limousine – and its future design language with the Prologue concept. The A8 L Security provides VR9 levels of ballistic protection to its occupants.

The Prologue concept showcased 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 Audi’s large sedans such as the A6, A7 and A8. The car is expected to be the precursor to an all-new super-luxury A9 limousine that will crown the company’s future sedan line-up.

Other models showcased by the luxury carmaker included the Audi RS 7 Performance, Audi S3 Cabriolet, Audi SQ5 and the Audi A6 Allroad.(will check and confirm)

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