Sunday, December 14, 2008

Audi R8 in India!

Audi R8 is not only a strong statement about the brand, but also about Audi's direction for the future - to be the most successful premium brand by 2015. It embodies the philosophy of "Vorsprung durch Technik". It will revolutionise the Indian automobile space and will offer an experience of a lifetime to discerning customers in the country," said Benoit Tiers, Managing Director Audi India.The much-awaited Audi high performance super sports car, the Audi R8 was officially unveiled at the splendid lawns of the German Embassy in New Delhi along with two Audi racing legends: Auto Union Type D and the Audi R8 Le Mans Prototype, both chosen for their link to ground-breaking technologies of their time. These cars were introduced to the public in a rare display, after which in a stunning presentation eight Audi R8's moved in a convoy to the historic India Gate through streets of New Delhi."We decided to launch the Audi R8 in the Indian market based on the enthusiastic response received from our select customers. India is a very crucial market for Audi and we are very keen to expand our presence in the country through expansion of the dealership network and bringing in our international range of models," added Tiers.With its technical precision and superior performance, the Audi R8 took the lead in the most demanding automotive sports car segment from the moment it was launched. The Audi R8 4.2 V8-FSI is equipped with an engine displacement of 4,163 cc, a power output of 309 kW (420 hp) at 7,800 rpm and a maximum torque 430 Nm between 4,500 and 6,000 rpm. The Audi R8 can attain a top speed of 301 km/h with 0-100 km/h in impressive 4.6 seconds.The super sports car is endowed with a drivetrain combination of quattro permanent all-wheel drive with manual six-speed transmission or six-speed R tronic and an all-aluminum Audi Space Frame body. Its perfection in quality and finish, only to be expected of an Audi product, place the Audi R8 in a formidable position worldwide.


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