2016 Audi R8 launched at INR 2.47 crore – Auto Expo 2016
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Top-end V10 Plus grade packs a 610 PS 5.2-liter V10.
Audi India has launched the second generation 2016 Audi R8 at the Auto Expo 2016 in Noida. Available only in the top-end R8 V10 Plus grade, it is priced at INR 2.47 crore (ex-showroom Delhi).
Making its global premiere almost an year ago at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the second gen Audi R8 is offered only with the 5.2-liter V10 engine sourced from the Lamborghini Huracan.The R8 V10 Plus outputs 610 PS, and is equipped with a 7-speed S-tronic gearbox as well as quattro AWD system. It is capable of hitting 0-100 km/h in 3.2 seconds, before reaching a top-speed of 330 km/h.
The new R8 is also 10 percent more fuel efficient than the outgoing model thanks to an all-new Space Frame which has reduced its weight by 50 kg. With increased use of aluminium and carbon fiber reinforced plastics, not only does the new R8 weigh less, but it is also 40 percent more torsionally rigid.
Standard features on the new R8 include LED headlights (Laser headlights are an optional fitment), dynamic turn indicators, a virtual cockpit system and 19-inch alloy wheels.
The second gen R8 will be produced for the globe at a new site in Heilbronn, Germany. It will be imported to India through the CBU route.