Monday, March 28, 2011

Audi R8 Spyder launched in India Prices Rs.1.47Crores

Michael Perschke, Head, Audi India and Gul Panag with the Audi R8 Spyder at the Taj Mahal Palace on march 25, 2011
It is raining luxury cars in India and now German premium carmaker and Volkswagen Group company, Audi has launched the open-top version of its sportscar Audi R8.

The reports have stated that the car is priced at Rs 1.47 crore (ex-showroom, Maharashtra). It was also reported that the Audi R8 Spyder is powered by a 525 HP 5.2 litre V10 petrol engine. The R8 features the company's proprietary space frame technology, permanent all-wheel drive, LED headlights and can touch 100 kmph from standstill in 4.1 seconds. The sportscar, which can touch a maximum speed of 313 kmph, will be available at Audi dealerships from April this year.

The reports have quoted Michael Perschke, Head, Audi India as saying "We believe that the Audi R8 Spyder will add to the spurring demand for excellence in auto performance. With this addition to the R8 family, after the launch of the R8 V10 in January, Audi now offers the whole range of R8 options in India.''

It was also reported that the R8 Spyder offers a sequential six-speed transmission, which can be used in both automatic and manual mode. It also features Launch Control, besides a premium Bang & Olufsen sound system, heated seats and pigmented leather seat covers to reduce heating from the sun's rays.

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