Report – 2013 Audi R8 now available in India

Posted on Jan 21 2013 - 11:21pm IST
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Audi India launched the 2013 Audi R8 in the capital today with a slight increase in the price tag justified by a short list of improvements and additions.

Here’s a complete lowdown on what’s different on the new R8. Now you decide whether it’s just a facelift or a little more than that.

2013 Audi R8 V10 dashboard

Exterior

  1. New all-LED headlights and dynamic turn signals in the rear on all models. Their configuration is new – a special control unit transforms the strip-like daytime running lights into turn signals. The LEDs for the high and low beams are located above and below the daytime running lights. The headlights also include a static turning light.
  2. The bumper has been redesigned. In all Audi R8 models, the black air intakes that direct air to the radiator and the brakes have three crossbars.
  3. The new single frame grille has tapered top corners. The four rings are not on the grille, but on the hood.
  4. 18 or 19 inch wheels are stylized with a new rim design.

2013 Audi R8 V10 central console

Interior

  1. Controls and trim variants get chrome rings and strips.
  2. Needles of the instrument cluster have been redesigned.
  3. Endowed with an aluminium finish, the paddles are larger.

Audi R8 rearAudi R8 needles

Powertrain

  1. With the all-new seven-speed S tronic gearbox, all versions of the Audi R8 accelerate from zero to 100 km/h three-tenths of a second faster than the previous models.
  2. Engines are 4.2L V8 and 5.2 L V10 with dry sump lubrication.
  3. Better fuel economy is claimed too.

2013 Audi R8 V10 shifter

Chassis

  1. Lightweight, yet extremely stiff aluminium ASF body that weighs approximately 45kg lighter than its predecessor.
  2. The R8 Spyder comes with a lightweight, electrohydraulically activated soft top.

2013 Audi R8 Image Slideshow

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