New Audi R8 graces Indian shores early 2016, V10 Plus model makes 601bhp!

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2015 Audi R8 (2)

After the launch of their all-new 2015 TT Coupé in the country, Audi will get their flagship supercar – the R8, to India next year. This second-gen 2015 model boasts of a glorious sounding 5.2-litre, naturally-aspirated V10 that comes in two states of tune. The standard V10 R8 pumps out ‘just’ 533bhp and 539 Nm of torque, while the top-end V10 Plus model makes 601bhp and 559 Nm of twisting force. Regardless of the Lamborghini Huracan-sourced engine’s output, power is channeled through a 7-speed dual-clutch tranny. This S-Tronic gearbox then sends the power to an all-new quattro AWD system.

2015 Audi R8 (1)

The V10 Plus model can be identified by that rear spoiler.

Thanks to the generous use of elements such as aluminium and carbon-fibre, this Audi has shed 50 kg of weight. Add to that increased body rigidity, wider and lower body, the result is a supercar that can do some wonderful things when you show it some corners. The new Audi R8 V10 Plus can hit 100 km/h in just 3.2 secs and go on till the needle strikes 330 km/h.

2015 Audi R8 (3)

Like in the new TT Coupé, the R8 uses a multifunction LCD in place of traditional dials.

As with any Audi, the options list is vast and includes fancy 19-inch alloys, LED headlights with optional laser-guided high-beams, Audi Virtual Cockpit system and an engine soundtrack worth dying for. The new R8 V10 has India-friendly fuel-saving features such a stop-start system and Cylinder-on-Demand tech. These systems help this German supercar to deliver 10% better fuel consumption figure than before. We expect the ex-showroom price to be around INR 2 crores (at least).

via Autocar

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