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Jul 10, 2008

Audi to launch super sports car R8 in India

The spectacular model carries the name and the genes of the five-time Le Mans winner and combines its superior performance with the unmistakable design proportions of a pure sports car and a high degree of day-to-day drivability.

"Audi R8 is the epitome of Vorsprung durch Technik - it embodies everything it stands for - through technology," explains Benoit Tiers, Managing Director AudiAudi R8 India. "It also symbolises progressive design, our pursuit of perfection and unrivalled handling built from Audi’s motor sport history." About launching the Audi R8 in the Indian market, Benoit Tiers said: “India is an important market for Audi, and there has been a tremendous interest in the Audi R8 up to pre-orders by our exclusive customers in India, so it was inevitable that we launch the Audi R8 here."

With its mid-engine sports car Audi right away took the lead in the most demanding automotive segment. The brawn of 420 hp of its 4.2 V8-FSI engine, along with its quattro permanent all-wheel drive and the all-aluminum Audi Space Frame body, not to mention its perfection in quality and finish to be expected by Audi, puts the Audi R8 in a formidable market position worldwide.

The interior of the Audi R8 offers the racing feel at a luxurious level. Its design is of no less sporty elegance than the shape of the body. The Audi R8 combines its superior performance not only with a surprising degree of day-to-day practicality, but also with exclusive equipment and a wide variety of customized interior options.

The Audi R8, which already won several awards in Germany and Europe, along with the double victory at the famous 2008 World Car of the year awards, winning both the “World Performance Car” and “World Car Design of the Year” awards will be available at the seven exclusive Audi dealerships in Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Pune, Hyderabad and Bangalore.

The Audi R8 4.2 V8-FSI at a glance:

Engine: displacement 4,163 cc, power output 309 kW (420 hp) at 7,800 rpm

Maximum torque: 430 Nm between 4,500 and 6,000 rpm

Performance: 0-100 km/h: 4.6 seconds, top speed 301 km/h

Drivetrain combination: quattro permanent all-wheel drive with manual six-speed transmission or six-speed R tronic


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