We reported in detail when German premium car maker Audi launched the new flagship variant of the R8 supercar. Christened as the Audi R8 V10 Plus, the new top end variant is close to being launched in Indian car market. The new Audi R8 V10 Plus will be launched in India on April 4 2013.
Powering R8 V10 Plus is a Lamborghini sourced 5.2 litre V10 engine that also powers the R8 Spyder and the R8 V10 Coupe. However, the engine has been tuned to offer more power in the Plus variant. In the R8 V10 Plus, the V10 offers a max power output of 550 bhp and a peak torque figure of 540Nm. This is an increase of 25bhp and 10Nm over the Spyder and V10 Coupe. Power is transmitted to all four wheels by a 7-speed S Tronic gearbox.
The Audi R8 V10 Plus can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in just 3.5 and the car has a top whack of 317kmph. The V10 Plus is 0.1 second quicker and 3kmph faster than the V10 Coupe. The R8 V10 Plus is also the quickest production Audi ever.
The Audi R8 V10 Coupe used to sell in India for a price of INR 1.57 crore and it is being expected that the post budget price for the R8 V10 would be close to INR 1.81 crore.
Hence, the Audi R8 V10 Plus can safely be expected to cost north of INR 2 Crores when it is launched in India. Stay tuned for more info.