Setting the pulses on fire racing, Audi Mumbai West celebrated the arrival of the next generation Audi R8 V10 Plus at its showroom. The Sports car is the most powerful and fastest production Audi ever built that was showcased and launched at the 2016 Auto Expo. The new Audi R8 incorporates 50 percent of the components from the Audi R8 LMS. It has been priced at Rs 2.55 crore (ex-showroom, Maharashtra).
On this occasion, Mr Joe King, Head, Audi India, said, “The previous model was already the sporty vanguard of the brand – and this applies to the second generation Audi R8 even more. The newly conceptualized high- performance sports car has been made even tauter and stronger, both on and off the race track. Embodied in its DNA is the know-how acquired in the numerous car racing successes that Audi has achieved over the years. In fact, 50 percent of the components of the new Audi R8 are from the Audi R8 LMS. With this next generation Audi R8 V10 Plus coming in, we are now unleashing the perfect poster boy for contemporary panache, outstanding performance and daily usability.”
Speaking on the occasion of the launch of the new Audi R8 V10 Plus at Audi Mumbai West, Mr Gautam Modi, Dealer Principal, Krishiv Motors Pvt. Ltd. (Audi Mumbai West and Audi Thane) said, “We’re excited to extend our association with the Audi brand through our second dealership in Maharashtra within six months. With the launch of the new Audi R8 V10 Plus, we’re reiterating our commitment to deliver and delight the brand’s discerning customers by offering an extraordinary experience at par with Audi’s international dealership standards.”
Mechanically, the next generation Audi R8 V10 Plus derives its power from a 5.2 FSI naturally aspirated quattro V10 mid-engine that can churn out 610hp of power and maximum torque of 560Nm. Being much lighter than its predecessor It can bolt from 0 – 100kmph in just 3.2 seconds before hitting an electronically limited top speed of 330kmph.
Managed by Krishiv Motors Pvt. Ltd., Audi Mumbai West is their second Audi facility after Audi Thane and is spread over a total area of 12,000 sq. ft. The showroom has a display area that can accommodate 12 Audi cars, displaying the entire model range available in India.