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New R8 Speeds Out of Audi Stable

By Motortrend India Staff   |   22 January,2013

German marque, Audi has re-introduced the powerful sports car, R8, with some new equipment under its skin. The car that exhibits sports characteristics to the highest degree is available with the same 4.2L V8 and 5.2L V10 motor. The V8 engine delivers a maximum power of 414 bhp and the V10 delivers 517 bhp.

Audi has made minute changes in the headlamp design and in the exhaust where the vehicle has a single circular tip on both sides. The major change comes in the transmission system of the R8. The car which previously had six-speed R tronic system will now have a seven-speed S tronic automatic system. This new system improves the performance of the automobile. The vehicle accelerates much quickly and smoothly than earlier. The top speeds of the R8 remain the same i.e. 300 km/hr for the V8 and 314 km/hr for the V10.

The New R8 carries a price tag of Rs 1.35 crore (ex-showroom Delhi). The company had launched facelift version of its Q5 SUV, last week. The sales of the company grew by more than 60 percent in 2012 in India. Audi will be launching its S6 and A1 in India in 2013. The S6 is a sports saloon which will have twin turbo V8 engine. The A1 will be an interesting luxury hatch for Indian market. The car may have the same engines used in Volkswagen and Skoda hatchbacks.

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