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The fastest production Audi ever:
new Audi R8 V10 Plus arrives in style at
Auto Expo 2016
Power, Speed, Performance - Taking dynamism to
From the racetrack to the road: 50 percent of the components of the new
Audi R8 are from the Audi R8 LMS
Powerful 5.2 FSI quattro engine with 610 hp @ 6500 Nm of torque
Excellent driving performance: 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds with top speed of
Audi virtual cockpit with a 31.24 centimeter screen with brilliant,
high-resolution displays standard
Newly developed quattro permanent all-wheel drive with electro hydraulically
activated multi-plate clutch
Audi drive select dynamic handling system with four standard modes;
with three additional performance modes for maximum dynamic performance
Generous customization options with new colors and materials
The next generation Audi R8 V10 Plus starts from INR 2.47 crores
ex-showroom Mumbai and New Delhi
Greater Noida/Delhi, February 03, 2016: Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today
set the pulses racing at the Auto Expo 2016 as it launched the most powerful and fastest
production Audi ever built the next generation Audi R8 V10 Plus at the Auto Expo 2016.
Naturally-aspirated 5.2 FSI quattro V10 mid-engine with up to 610 hp (449 kW) of
power responds instantly to throttle and propels the car from 0 to 100 in 3.2 seconds with
a top speed of 330 km/h. Much lighter than its predecessor, the next generation
Audi R8 V10 Plus is priced at INR 2.47 crores ex-showroom Mumbai and New Delhi.
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, said Mr. Joe King, Head, Audi India.
Every new sportscar customer will be invited to the Audi Sportscar Experience programme at
the Buddh International Circuit for a special training by expert Audi trainers on various driving
techniques including cornering, braking and safety measures to be considered while driving a
sportscar. The customers will be introduced to the features of the car and will get a live
experience to test all the features of the sportscar in a controlled environment on track.
The new lighter and even more powerful second generation Audi R8 shares around 50 percent
of its components with the R8 LMS, including technologies like the Audi Space Frame and
V10 engine. Clearly, the Audi R8 is a car with motorsport in its genes.
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Performance to the Extreme
A 5.2 FSI Mid mounted engine, with 610 hp (449 kW) and maximum torque of 560 Nm, the
all-new R8 V10 plus accelerates in a mere 3.2 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h and keeps going
to its maximum speed of 330 km/h. The sound of the freely aspirated engine, whose
maximum torque is available at 6,500 rpm, has become even fuller and sharper.
Every part of the all-new R8 is designed to give the best possible performance at all times.
The seven-speed S tronic transmission delivers gear changes within hundredths of a second
and with virtually no break in acceleration. At the touch of a button, Audi Drive Select lets you
adjust the R8s configuration by matching the ride dynamic to the friction coefficient of the
road. And for the first time, the newly developed quattro drivetrain also works with
Audi Drive Select, enabling you to adapt the all-wheel-drive system for better traction and
Dual Injection: The dynamic combination of intake manifold and direct injection in the high-
revving V10 yields very short fuel injection times. The result is not just noticeable, improved
power delivery; it also makes for enhanced cooling and lower fuel consumption.
The quattro drive system has been fully re-developed. The dual-clutch transmission directs
newly designed quattro drive system with an electro hydraulically activated multi-plate clutch at
the front axle. It has active water cooling for
maximum performance. Add to this, Audi drive
select gives driver a choice between the basic modes
comfort, auto, dynamic and individual. In addition to
the Audi drive select feature, the Audi R8 V10 Plus
also comes with a Performance Mode for better traction in dry/wet and snow conditions.
Preset coefficient parameters alter the traction control for optimum performance.
Power when you need
For the times when you dont need the full power of the all-new Audi R8 V10 Plus, advanced
Cylinder-on-demand technology automatically shuts down five of the 10 cylinders; this
improves fuel consumption, particularly in city traffic. Accelerate on the open road again, and
within milliseconds, all ten cylinders and full engine power are seamlessly back at your
Sometimes, Lighter means stronger
Thanks to the latest high-strength Audi Space Frame (ASF), the all-new Audi R8 Coup is
even more agile on the road. The intelligent mix of aluminium and carbon makes it almost
50kg lighter and 40% stiffer than the previous model. And now for the first time, the ASF is
directly linked to the Sport suspension for enhanced driving dynamics.
Substance with some serious flash
The Audi R8 leads the way with LED headlights
with Audi Laser Light technology. At 60 mph, four
high-power laser diodes are activated by the high
beam, sending out a narrow laser beam of white
light that is not only brighter than the conventional
LED high beam, but also reaches further, filling the
drivers lane with light - illuminating the darkest
corner, and showing you clearly what lies ahead.
Extreme sport design, total Audi craftsmanship
The new Audi R8 V10 plus is 4.42 meters (14.5 ft.) long and 1.94 meters (6.4 ft.) wide.
Its proportions with its cabin placed far forward, a long back and relatively short wheelbase
make the technology concept of the mid-engine sports car clearly recognizable at first
glance. The design and aerodynamics of the all-new Audi R8 mean the car is now lighter,
flatter and more muscular than before with re-designed side blades for maximum rear
tension and a fixed spoiler on the V10 plus. Gloss Carbon elements give the V10 plus an
unmistakable motor-racing look, while a fixed rear spoiler provides greater downforce for
enhanced grip in corners. Built on the aerodynamic concept of a race car, the next generation
Audi R8 V10 Plus has improved fuel economy by 13 percent.
The interior of the all-new Audi R8 features a Monoposto cockpit design with everything
focused on the driver. Climb inside the all-new Audi R8 and you get the feeling of being
behind the wheel of a race car. The interior boasts refined materials, precise workmanship
and innovative technologies.
quattro GmbH offers its customers a comprehensive line-up of customization options for
further customizing the interior. For instance, illumination and personalization are available
for the aluminum door sill trims. Customers can choose from many different upholsteries,
trim panels and colors the selection is nearly unlimited.
Behind the seats is a cargo space with 226 liters (8.0 cu ft.) of capacity. It supplements the
112 liter (4.0 cu ft.) luggage compartment at the front of the car. The car has newly
conceptualized lightweight bucket seats. It is equipped with factory-installed 19-inch wheels.
The car has forged wheels in 5-twin-spoke design in matt titanium look.
Driving with intelligent technology
Audi Virtual Cockpit: customizable control
The Audi Virtual Cockpit has a fully customizable
digital display. Combining the functions of a central
MMI monitor and conventional instrument cluster in
one high-resolution display, it depicts information in
razor-sharp, brilliantly clear, high-contrast quality.
The choice of three views Classic or Performance
puts vital driver information right in front, with a
flexible, responsive display. Performance view shows
additional information such as torque, power, oil and
tire temperatures, g-forces and lap times on the race track.
MMI Navigation plus with MMI Touch
MMI navigation plus with MMI touch is standard,
newly developed operating concept with flat
hierarchies like on a smartphone, including free
text search. Technology is based on second
generation modular infotainment platform (MIB).
Exclusively for the driver: operating controls
Just like in a race car, the interior of the high-
performance sports car focuses on the driver. The
steering wheel, instrument cluster and road all
line up along one central visual axis. Drivers can
operate all important functions with the
multifunction and satellite push-buttons without
having to take their hands off the steering wheel
or look away from the road. The steering wheel
has 20 controls, including four new satellite buttons. Engine start-up, exhaust sound, driving
dynamics and gear changes can all be controlled from the buttons on the R8 performance
A high-revving mid-engine with superior performance, a consistently lightweight
construction concept and an extremely dynamic chassis with quattro drive system and fully
variable torque control this is what makes the Audi R8 the sporty spearhead of Audi.
The high-performance sports car has been newly developed from the ground up it is more
taut, more striking and more fascinating both on the race track and on the road, added
The Audi model range in India includes the Audi A3 Sedan, Audi A3 Cabriolet, Audi A4,
Audi A6, Audi A8 L, Audi Q3, Audi Q5, Audi Q7, Audi TT Coup, Audi S5 Sportback,
Audi RS 5 Coup, Audi RS 6 Avant, Audi RS 7 Sportback, Audi R8, Audi R8 Spyder,
new Audi R8 V10 Plus and Audi R8 LMX available across the country: in Ahmedabad,
Bengaluru, Bengaluru Central, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore,
Delhi Central, Delhi South, Delhi West, Goa, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur,
Kanpur, Karnal, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mangalore,
Mumbai South, Mumbai West, Nagpur, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Noida, Pune, Rajkot, Raipur,
Ranchi, Surat, Thane, Udaipur, Vadodara and Visakhapatnam.
The Audi Group, with its brands Audi, Ducati and Lamborghini, is one of the most successful manufacturers of automobiles and motorcycles in the premium segment. It is present in more than 100 markets worldwide and produces at 16 locations in twelve countries. In the second half of 2016, Audi will start production of the Q5 in San Jos Chiapa (Mexico). 100-percent subsidiaries of AUDI AG include quattro GmbH (Neckarsulm), Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. (SantAgata Bolognese, Italy) and Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. (Bologna, Italy).
In 2015, the Audi Group delivered to customers approximately 1.8 million automobiles of the Audi brand, 3,245 sports cars of the Lamborghini brand and about 54,800 motorcycles of the Ducati brand. In the 2014 financial year, AUDI AG achieved total revenue of 53.8 billion and an operating profit of 5.15 billion. At present, approximately 85,000 people work for the company all over the world, about 60,000 of them in Germany. Audi focuses on new products and sustainable technologies for the future of mobility.