2017 Audi R8 Spyder

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The Coupe definitely looks drop dead gorgeous without its roof

The R8 is no doubt one of the most beloved sportscars since the day it made its debut back in the year 2007. If you ask why people love this sportscar then most of them will answer because of its styling and that smooth sweet revving engine positioned behind the driver. The Spyder variant of the first generation R8 was introduced almost after 2 years of the coupe variant, what actually made the R8 Spyder unique was that it first made its appearance in the Hollywood Movie ‘Iron man’ and in the movie it was driven by Tony Stark. Later it was formally introduced at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor show.

Now that the first generation R8 Spyder already has been in the market for 6-7 years, it was time to welcome the second generation Spyder. Now Audi already has launched the second generation R8 Coupe last year, although even before the Audi introduced the second generation car our spy photographers was able to click some close shots of the new generation R8 Spyder while it was being tested and the interesting part was that it was actually not camouflaged. So we gave you the first glimpse of the car before it actually was introduced infront of the public at the 2016 New York Auto Show.

Now that the details of the Audi R8 Spyder are out we can certainly inform you about the details. The Audi R8 Spyder shares the same drivetrain with that of the Coupe, this engine is paired to an automatic gearbox which actually will send power to all the four wheels via the Quattro all wheel drive system that actually makes the R8 Spyder and all season sporstcar. However the sad part is that it will not get the six speed manual transmission anymore.

In this article we have tried to provide you with all the information which is available at this moment about the Audi R8 Spyder. The R8 Spyder will most probably be launched towards the end of this year or the beginning of 2017.

Update 24.03.2016:- We have updated all the details and images available of the newly introduced Audi R8 Spyder from the 2016 New York Auto Show

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Did You Watch The New TVC For The Audi R8 V10 Spyder Yet: Video

Did You Watch The New TVC For The Audi R8 V10 Spyder Yet: Video

Almost every part of the Convertible was highlighted in this short video

Drop top sportscars always were little underestimated compared to their hardtop siblings. But that is definitely not the case with the Audi R8 Spyder. The German Auto manufacturer recently unveiled their most powerful and fastest production spec Convertible ever the R8 V10 Plus Spyder.

This is the same Audi R8 V10 with a soft rooftop which can be closed or opened within 20 seconds and can be operated upto speeds of 50 km/h. Both the R8 V10 Plus Coupe and the Convertible shares the same DNA including the heart. Powered by a 5.2 Litre FSI V10 unit capable of producing about 510 Hp of peak power and 620 Nm of torque this is the most powerful production spec engine that Audi ever built. The engine is paired to a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox which sends power to all the four wheels at the same time. Inside the cabin also looks identical to the Coupe variant you will get all the luxury that you find in an R8 and additionally it also gets Audi’s latest Virtual Cockpit infotainment system. Besides all that the R8 V10 plus Spyder also gets Audi’s R8’s signature carbon sideblade as well looks brilliant and also helps in the car’s aerodynamics. Talk about performance figures, and this convertible surely won’t disappoint, the R8 V10 Plus is capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h mark in 33 seconds while it can attain a top speed of 328 km/h mark.

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2018 Audi R8 V10 Spyder Plus

2018 Audi R8 V10 Spyder Plus

This is the fastest series-production convertible model from the brand with the four rings

The Audi R8 V10 Plus is a major player of the R8 brand, and they recently rolled out the Spyder variant of the Coupe from the workshop of Audi Sport GmbH. According to their reports, this is the fastest series-production convertible model from the brand ever. Powered by a V10 unit and the Quattro permanent all-wheel drive this Spyder variant is surely a stunner.

This is the same R8 which comes with a soft top and few other modifications to increase the safety of the passengers inside while they are driving with the top open. Powering this beast is the same mid-mounted naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 powerplant which also happens to be Audi’s most powerful series production engine. This unit is capable of producing almost 70 + Bhp more than the standard unit, and luckily for us Indians, Audi decided to introduce the R8 V10 Plus variant only instead of the standard variant. So you also expect The R8 V10 Plus Spyder also to be launched in the Indian market soon.

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Top 5 Cars Showcased At 2017 New York Auto Show

Top 5 Cars Showcased At 2017 New York Auto Show

We choose the 5 interesting cars that you will find at the 2017 New York Auto show

New York Auto show is one of the biggest auto shows of the World, and the 2017 edition is not so different either because it will usher in the latest automotive technologies and trend along with cutting edge design and extraordinary innovation. According to the reports, North America’s biggest Auto show of New will display more than 1000 vehicles this year. The Auto show will be open to the public from April 14th through Sunday, April 23rd.

Below provided is the list of top 5 cars displayed at the 2017 Auto show.

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Looking back: These are all the sports car introduced to India in 2016

Looking back: These are all the sports car introduced to India in 2016

This list of cars includes some exciting new surprises as well!

We already did mention in some of our earlier articles that there is no doubt in the fact that the year 2016 has been one eventful year for the Indian auto industry. We have seen plenty of launches from different manufacturers but what shocked the world were manufacturers like Aston Martin, Lamborghini introducing their newest supercars and sports cars just few days after their launch in the global markets which quite clearly explains that India has now also become an important market for these sports cars.

Now there are couple of interesting supercars and exotic cars launched last year including some special edition cars as well. We have provided all the details of these sports cars launched back in 2016 below.

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Audi R8 Driver Saved His Car From Crashing By An Inch At Nurburgring: Video

Audi R8 Driver Saved His Car From Crashing By An Inch At Nurburgring: Video

Amazing presence of mind is the reason he can drive back home in his car

As you can all watch in this video, the Audi driver definitely has pulled the greatest escape of all time at the racing circuit and by racing circuit we meant not just any racing circuit but the most dangerous racing track ever known to mankind, the Nurburgring. This incident happened recently during the Nordschleife touristenfahrten session.

The Audi R8 was being driven too fast into the corners and that his when the precious car skidded of the track and went into the grass. The driver quickly realized his mistake and tried to steer in the opposite direction and as you all know that R8 is an all wheel drive sporstcar and gets Audi’s Quattro all wheel drive system, fortunately for this driver his car’s rear wheels came in contact with the ground which actually helped him from not hitting the barrier.

This situation most probably happened because while the driver realized that he was going too fast into the corner he must have panicked and hit the brakes which actually shifted the entire weight of the car towards the front wheels and made the rear wheels lose its traction. If the driver was not able to manage and steer away from the situation he definitely would have hit the side wall nose first.

Whatever may be the case this was definitely a close call for the driver and also for his car. The Audi R8 driver was actually lucky to drive away from the definite crash.

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Audi R8 burnt into ashes in Mumbai

Audi R8 burnt into ashes in Mumbai

Audi R8 is powered by a 4.2 litre V8 engine

Audi R8 is a nicely crafted sports coupe. The car is also one of the fastest cars available in Indian market. The Audi R8 is available in two different variants. While one is powered by a 4.2 litre V8 engine, there is a more powerful variant which gets power from a V10 engine.

Earlier this year in February Audi launched the R8 V10 Plus, which is the most powerful R8 and fastest as well in the country. The car comes with a 2.55 crore price tag. It gets power from a 5204 cc V10 petrol engine mated to a 7 speed S-Tronic automatic gearbox with paddle shifters. The car generates 602 bhp of peak power and 560 Nm of peak torque. Here is a video of the Audi R8 burnt into ashes in Mumbai.

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2017 Audi R8 Spyder

2017 Audi R8 Spyder

The Coupe definitely looks drop dead gorgeous without its roof

The R8 is no doubt one of the most beloved sportscars since the day it made its debut back in the year 2007. If you ask why people love this sportscar then most of them will answer because of its styling and that smooth sweet revving engine positioned behind the driver. The Spyder variant of the first generation R8 was introduced almost after 2 years of the coupe variant, what actually made the R8 Spyder unique was that it first made its appearance in the Hollywood Movie ‘Iron man’ and in the movie it was driven by Tony Stark. Later it was formally introduced at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor show.

Now that the first generation R8 Spyder already has been in the market for 6-7 years, it was time to welcome the second generation Spyder. Now Audi already has launched the second generation R8 Coupe last year, although even before the Audi introduced the second generation car our spy photographers was able to click some close shots of the new generation R8 Spyder while it was being tested and the interesting part was that it was actually not camouflaged. So we gave you the first glimpse of the car before it actually was introduced infront of the public at the 2016 New York Auto Show.

Now that the details of the Audi R8 Spyder are out we can certainly inform you about the details. The Audi R8 Spyder shares the same drivetrain with that of the Coupe, this engine is paired to an automatic gearbox which actually will send power to all the four wheels via the Quattro all wheel drive system that actually makes the R8 Spyder and all season sporstcar. However the sad part is that it will not get the six speed manual transmission anymore.

In this article we have tried to provide you with all the information which is available at this moment about the Audi R8 Spyder. The R8 Spyder will most probably be launched towards the end of this year or the beginning of 2017.

Update 24.03.2016:- We have updated all the details and images available of the newly introduced Audi R8 Spyder from the 2016 New York Auto Show

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Auto Expo 2016: Virat Kohli wants to buy the all new Audi R8 V10 Plus; fastest production Audi ever

Auto Expo 2016: Virat Kohli wants to buy the all new Audi R8 V10 Plus; fastest production Audi ever

Virat Kohli has been always known for his love for fast and exotic sports cars. He is the brand ambassador for Audi India, and we all know he possesses quite a few Audi cars in his enviable garage. Virat has been present at the unveiling of Audi R8 V10 Plus at the Auto Expo 2016 at India Expo Mart in Greater Noida on Wednesday. Alongside the Audi India chief Joe King and bollywood beauty Alia Bhatt we found the angry young man of Indian cricket. He seemed to have loved the new R8 V10, which is the fastest production Audi car ever, produced. He was not only present at the unveiling event, but also expressed his wish to buy the new Audi R8 V10 Plus very soon.

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2016 New Delhi Auto Expo: Walk through the Audi pavilion video

2016 New Delhi Auto Expo: Walk through the Audi pavilion video

Audi launched the most expensive car at the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo in form of Audi R8 V10 Plus, which is also the fastest Audi ever produced. The Audi pavilion was full of exotic machines, and it received one of the largest footfalls of the Auto Expo. Here in this video Aditya Patel, the Audi India Race talent gives us a walkaround view of the Audi India pavilion at the Auto Expo.

Audi Prologue concept was showcased at the Auto Expo, which looks a stylish car blended with sportiness and fit to deliver a premium luxurious experience. We hope we will see a production version soon. On the sporty front Audi R8 V10 Plus was the most hyped car of the show. It gets a 5.2 litre FSI engine under the hood, which churns out 610 PS peak power. A blue Audi RS7 was at the pavilion and it is a performance luxury car which is also the fastest RS variant from the German automaker and it produces 605 PS peak power. Audi TT is an well known car and we have seen a yellow one at the expo. The car gets power from a 2.0 litre TFSI engine good to kick out 230 PS peak power, and it can reach 0-100 kmph in just 5.3 seconds. Oooh, that’s pretty fast. A blood red gorgeous Audi S3 cabriolet was at the centre of attraction for several people. It gets power from a 2.0 litre motor which pumps out 300 PS. The German luxury brand also showcased the Audi SQ5, Audi A6 allroad quatrro and flagship SUV Audi Q7 which was launched a few days ago.

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2016 Audi R8

2016 Audi R8

We knew that this was coming the R8 has spent almost 7 years of its life on road and with the increasing competition Audi surely needed to introduce the next generation R8 soon. Equipped with all the modern technologies available at this moment, there is no doubt in the fact that the new generation R8 is one popular contender and stays towards the top of the list of sportscars available in the market today. Audi has already launched couple of special edition R8’s in the market and even some track inspired variants of the first generation coupe too and they surely was able to pull the crowd and why not the R8 has almost everything of being called the ‘perfect mid-engine sportscar’.

However as the time was passing the R8 started aging and there was a buzz that that Audi will be unveiling the new generation R8 last year and it will be replacing the current generation car. The German premium car manufacturer will be focusing on using an improved chassis with special attention to weight saving while the engines will be re engineered to produce even more power and torque and at the same time reduce the fuel consumption and also the CO2 level.

Now there were talks that Audi will unveiling the new R8 at the Geneva Auto show which will be held from 3rd March but we can consider ourselves lucky because even before the show Audi already took the wraps of their new generation R8 and also gave us the details of the new car. The second generation R8 is offered with the V10 units which is available in two states of tune and they both come with more power, better acceleration and an impressive fuel economy figures.

Update 04.02.2016:- Audi launched the new 2016 R8 in the Indian market and it will be only available in the top-end R8 V10 Plus grade. The prices and other information has been updated in this article

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2016 New Delhi Auto Expo: Top 10 Cars From The Show

2016 New Delhi Auto Expo: Top 10 Cars From The Show

With the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo wrapping up in 24 hours and all the new models launched and concepts revealed we have seen the best and worst of the 2016 edition of the biennial auto event. This year’s Auto Expo was certainly the biggest and largest of its history. And as we have seen the exotic machines up close personally we take the opportunity to make list of the best of the show.

You might find our top best list not satisfactory. Please share your top best list by commenting.

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2016 New Delhi Auto Expo: Visitor's guide

2016 New Delhi Auto Expo: Visitor’s guide

In the season of festivities, we the petrolheads have reason to rejoice again, as in a few days 2016 edition of the Indian Auto Expo will be organized at New Delhi from 5th to 9th February, 2016. This is certainly the biggest automobile convention of Asia, organized by Society of Indian Automobile Manufactures (SIAM) jointly with the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) the 2016 edition of the prestigious biennial event will be bigger and better.

More than 65 automobile brands including Indian and international companies, are expected to showcase their exciting car models in the 13th edition of the event. Incidentally, in 2014 nearly 55 brands showcased their products at the event. Sadly, there will be few major brands missing this time. We will get to see some exciting new models, some new launches including world launches and hopefully a few concepts at the upcoming event.

The organizers are expecting more than 6 lakh footfall at the India Exposition Mart Ltd (IEML) in Greater Noida, resulting a 20% rise in the number of visitors. The total floor space for the event has been increased by 37240 square metres with six completely new air conditioned halls, alongside the already available eight halls, resulting the total floor space to around 79000 square metres.

Before you prepare yourself to visit the upcoming Auto Expo, we will give you a lowdown on the facts and frequently asked questions like – how to get there, timing of the show, which are the participating brands, which are the brands to miss, floor plan, hospitality, major launches to watch. Keep reading the article.

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2016 New Delhi Auto Expo: Sports and performance cars to watch

2016 New Delhi Auto Expo: Sports and performance cars to watch

Sports cars in India, not a very common sight indeed. Love for sports cars in India, very much common. Many of us in our childhood used to collect die cast car models, among which sports cars used to get a special place. Not only that, we have spent tons of hours in front of our computer screens playing car games. Now, as grownups we don’t play with virtual cars, but real ones!

Indian customers were never known as very much open to the expensive sports cars or performance oriented models, largely due to the higher price and non availability of the cars in the country. But, as India stepped into the global village concept, the automotive scenario in the country has changed drastically. Now a days, Indian buyers are more open towards sports cars, performance oriented expensive cars. The automakers are bringing new global models. Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghinis are not something we can only watch and admire in internet, but we can see them speeding around our localities.

In a few days 2016 edition of the Indian Auto Expo is about to begin. Several automakers will unveil and showcase their models at the event. Interestingly, we will get to see some spectacular sports cars as well. What will be the sports and performance oriented cars at the upcoming Auto Expo? Check out.

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Audi R8 Drifts Its Way On To The Top Of The Snow Covered Mountain: Video

Audi R8 Drifts Its Way On To The Top Of The Snow Covered Mountain: Video

Its winter and we all are little afraid to drive our cars in the snow because of the low grip and less traction. Keeping our Indian weather out of equation because we hardly get any snow in the places we live except the hill stations. In this video a braveheart driver can be seen drifting and sliding his precious Audi R8 through the snow.

Now we know that the Audi R8 gets an all wheel drive Quattro system which definitely comes in handy especially in situations like these. We can watch the rear end of this R8 sliding in the deep snow on these narrow mountain roads which is covered with trees everywhere. The R8 used in this video is the old generation car and it uses a 4.2 Liter V8 which is capable of producing about 424 Hp of peak power and 583 Nm of torque while there is a more powerful V10 on offer too.

The R8 is definitely a good handling machine and this video is another example of how this coupe can handle any terrain with ease.

Watch and enjoy the video and you can read more about the car here…

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Porsche 911 Turbo S Vs Audi R8 V10 : Video

Porsche 911 Turbo S Vs Audi R8 V10 : Video

The Porsche 911 Turbo S is definitely one sportscar which you can drive daily but it received a threat recently from Audi who introduced the new generation R8.

Now the Porsche 911 Turbo S is definitely more expensive than the R8 V10 but when it comes to power the R8 V10 surely wins all the bet because the V10 produces an impressive 602 Bhp of peak power at 8250 rpm while the Porsche 911 Turbo S produces 552 bhp of peak power at 6500 rpm from its 3.8-litre, twin-turbo six-cylinder engine. Now when it comes to acceleration The R8 V10 can sprint from 0-100 km/h mark in 3.2 seconds while the Porsche 911 Turbo S achieves the same in 3.1 seconds.

Both these cars are exciting to drive and are the perfect track machines. In this video you can watch them being tested on a wet track with almost zero grip. The Porsche driven in this review gets a seven speed PDK unit which is extremely quick and is paired to a monster of an engine. While on the other hand the R8 V10’s engine can rev upto 9000 rpm which actually gives plenty of edge to the owners, the R8 V10 also provides 50 Hp more power than the Turbo S. However the place where the R8 V10 lacks is that this car produces a lot lesser torque than the 911 Turbo.

Watch the review and find out more about what these cars are capable of doing in a wet track and find out which can be the perfect weapon of choice for you amongst the duo.

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2017 Audi R8 V10 Caught Fueling Up; Looks Dead Gorgeous In Black

2017 Audi R8 V10 Caught Fueling Up; Looks Dead Gorgeous In Black

There is still some time for the Audi R8 V10 variant to enter the market but carscoops was able to catch the new generation mid-engine sportscar in flesh while it was refueling at a Gas station.

We would probably missed the news if the R8 did not look that gorgeous in Black, it was the beauty of this car which caught our attention. According to the source the R8 V10 will make its public debut at the LA auto show which will be held next week. The new generation R8 gets subtle changes to its exterior as well as interior but these intelligent changes have actually made the car appear even more dynamic.

Towards the front the new generation R8 gets sharper headlamps and huge hexagonal frame radiator grille which is wider and flatter and looks complete with honeycomb design. The sharper appearing headlamps also gets LED units as standard while the owners can also opt for laser headlamp units as well. The car also looks wider than the previous generation R8. Towards the rear the new R8 also gets fixed wings entirely made up of CRPF and just like the front the rear too gets dynamic turn signals as well.

Towards the rear the R8 V10 gets a 5.2 Litre V10 unit which is capable of producing about 540 ps of peak power and 540 Nm of torque. Performance wise the R8 V10 unit can accelerate from 0-100 km/h mark in just 3.5 seconds while the R8 V10 plus unit produces even more power 610 Hp to be exact and 560 Nm of torque. Both these variants come paired to a 7-speed S-Tronic twin-clutch transmission which sends s power to all the 4 wheels.

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Aditya Patel wins final race in Shanghai

Aditya Patel wins final race in Shanghai

Audi India’s racing talent Aditya Patel, won the final race in the Audi R8 LMS cup in Shanghai. The sixth round of the Audi R8 LMS cup was the host of two races and a support race to the World Endurance Championship as well. The race one did not go quite well for Aditya. He had some engine trouble in the practice session, and then he qualified second, alongside Alex Yoong who defended the title in Shanghai.

Although soon after that Aditya was penalized for some technical infringement, which shoved him to 17th spot on the grid. Albeit he performed very well and moved up to 9th place and set the fastest lap of the race which put him on pole position for race two. From there Aditya consistently perform well to build a comfortable gap over championship rivals Alex Yoong, Franky Cheng and Marchy Lee. Although he finished the championship as fourth overall, as former Formula One driver, Alex Yoong clinched the Champion title of the Audi R8 LMS Cup.

Later, commenting on his performance, Aditya was saying, “It’s been a crazy year and there’s no better way than to top it off with a pole to flag victory in the final race! The team did a fantastic job to get the car ready for qualifying. The penalty after qualifying meant a change in strategy, and it turned out to be perfect! I’d like to thank Audi China for giving me the opportunity to race in the cup as well as my sponsors, Audi India, JK Tyres and Jubilant Motorworks for their support through the years.”

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Aditya Patel sets for Shanghai showdown of Audi R8 LMS Cup

Aditya Patel sets for Shanghai showdown of Audi R8 LMS Cup

Indian GT specialist driver Aditya Patel is all set to take on his rivals in the final round of Audi R8 LMS Cup in Shanghai. Chennai based Aditya is one of the 6 drivers fighting to clinch the championship title this weekend. Aditya who is backed by Audi India, JK Tyres and Jubilant Motorworks; started the season on an impressive note and gradually found himself in the lead of the championship table at the halfway of the series.

At the second half of the season Aditya came away with only 12 points due to some unfortunate incidents. Although he scored an impressive 80 points in the first half of the championship. He feels confident of a good showing in the final race of what has been the closest championship in the history of the cup so far. Alex Yoong, Frankie Cheng, Marchy Lee, Rahel Frey and Thomas Fjordbach are the other drivers fighting for the title, and the race is expected to be an epic finale. Aditya was saying, “It’s been a mixed year. After starting off so well, things didn’t really go as per plan in the second half of the season. But that’s racing. I still have the slimmest chance of fighting for the championship and the goal for this weekend is to win a race and score as many points as I can!”

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Aditya Patel finishes fifth in Audi R8 LMS Cup in Malaysia

Aditya Patel finishes fifth in Audi R8 LMS Cup in Malaysia

Indian motorsport racing driver, Aditya Patel, finishes fifth in the race two of the fourth round of the Audi R8 LMS Cup in Malaysia. Although he couldn’t finish among top three, but the Indian driver put in an impressive performance all along the race before finishing fifth.

Aditya started from fourth position in the first race, and found himself in the path of a spinning Marchee Lee while fighting for the lead on turn two of the first lap. Unfortunately he had to retire with some damage to his car from Lee’s spinning car. Because of this Aditya had to start last for the second race as he could not record a lap time in the race one. After starting last on the grid for race two, he fought hard to come up to fifth position, and he finished right behind the pole sitter Alex Yoong, who finished at fourth position. Marchee Lee from Hong Kong won the race.

After the end of the race, Aditya was saying, “It wasn’t the most ideal weekend. Marchee’s mistake cost me my race but at least we managed to claw something back in the end and get some points out of the weekend. The second race was one of the most exciting races I’ve driven, having started last and moved up through the field.”

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2016 Audi R8 Spyder Spotted Testing At The Nurburgring: Video

2016 Audi R8 Spyder Spotted Testing At The Nurburgring: Video

A video of the next generation Audi R8 Spyder testing has emerged. The car was spotted testing on the Nurburgring Nordschleife race track in Germany, and on the roads around the track.

We expect the R8 Spyder to look similar to the R8 Coupe that was launched at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. At the rear, it will get a few aerodynamic upgrades, and a flat rear deck with air vents for cooling the massive engine. Just like the outgoing R8 Spyder, the new one will feature a soft top. Audi is using after soft top even as Ferrari and McLaren chose the hard top for the 488 Spider and the 650S Spider respectively.

The new car will be powered by a 5.2 litre V10 engine in two states of tune. In the base car, it will produce 540 hp and 540 Nm of torque. In the V10 Plus variant, it produces 610 hp and 560 Nm of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via a 7-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. The Spyder will be a little heavier than the Coupe.

The next generation of the Audi R8 Spyder will be launched at the Los Angeles Motor Show in November.

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Ranbir Kapoor's Garage

Ranbir Kapoor’s Garage

We always take a sheer interest in knowing about the inside stories of celebrities, be they Indian or International. When it comes to those inside stories, how can we not check out the passions of those stars, who have a deep soft spot for the cars, to be precise luxury cars?

Well, there are speculations, rumors, gossips about their celebrity lives, as well as about their precious star studded garages too. Talk about Ranbir Kapoor, the blue eyed boy of Indian Film Industry, he has an avid interest for cars and bikes too. We often see him endorsing brands like Hero MotoCorp or Nissan (Ranbir endorsed Nissan Micra), but take a peek at his garage, if you are a car lover, you are definitely going to say, “Whoa!”

Well, in this article we are taking you inside Ranbir’s garage at his residence at Palli Hill, West Bandra; where you will find a few super gorgeous cars, both four wheelers and two wheelers too. In his prized possession there are an Audi A8, Audi R8 V10, Range Rover Sport, and Mercedes G 63 AMG along with a Harley Davidson Fatboy.

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Watch The R8 V10 Plus In Action At Nurburgring: Video

Watch The R8 V10 Plus In Action At Nurburgring: Video

The Audi R8 V10 Plus definitely is one of the most popular sportscar available today and people really love this car for its extreme good looks, powerful engine and offcourse! Its handling which also is opne of the major reasons of its success across the globe.

In this video you can watch the all new Audi R8 v10 PLUS in action on the Nurburgring race track. This is really a beautiful sight because the all new R8 V10 Plus packs a lot of punch from the 5.2 Litre V10 unit. The V10 unit produces an impressive 610 Hp of peak power which is really impressive and all that power makes this car sprint from 0-100 km/h mark in just 3.2 seconds. You can watch this car tackles corners with fair precision and also how the chassis handles those corners efficiently. The R8 V10 Plus unit also comes fitted with carbon-fiber-reinforced (CFRP) wing while the use of lightweight materials has also helped it weight almost 110 pounds less than the previous generation model.

What else is also interesting abho0ut this video is the way the exhaust of this Sports coupe sounds, if you listen closely you will definitely love the exhaust note of this all new 2015 Audi R8 V10 Plus.

If you love watching this video then you can also go through our review of the all new Audi R8 here

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Virat Kohli Adds Another Car To His Collection This Time An Audi R8 LMX

Virat Kohli Adds Another Car To His Collection This Time An Audi R8 LMX

‘When you have money you can buy almost anything in the World’, well! That is what the current Indian skipper and our Countries young sensation Virat Kohli is actually doing. Recently we have reported that he bought a new Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder in which he has taken his fellow IPL teammate, Aussie pace bowler Sean Abbot for a spin and now the latest report indicates that within just a week of purchasing the Lamborghini he has got his hands on his recent toy.

Offcourse! This is no ordinary toy because his latest car is the most powerful and fastest special edition Audi R8 LMX which also comes with laser high beam lighting technology. This coupe also happens to be the limited edition car and the German Auto manufacturer has built only 99 units and now amongst those 99 units one example belongs to our very own Virat Kohli. Now offcourse! Virat is just not any normal buyer like us so this special edition car keys were handed over to him by Mr. Joe King Head, Audi India himself.

Coming back to the car the Audi R8 LMX is powered by a 5.2 Litre V10 unit which produces about 570 Hp of peak power and 540 Nm of torque and all those power are transferred to all the 4 wheels via a 7-speed S-tronic gearbox. This is one powerful car which is clearly proven from its performance, this R8 LMX sprints from 0-100 km/h mark in just 3.4 seconds while it has a top speed of about 320 km/h mark. The Audi R8 LMX has been priced around INR. 2.97 Cores (ex showroom Delhi/Mumbai).

Beside owning the new R8 LMX Virat, already owns a standard Audi R8 and also an Audi Q7 and surely he is super excited to get his hands on this special edition car.

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Check Out Virat Kohli's New Ride A Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder

Check Out Virat Kohli’s New Ride A Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder

It is not an unknown fact anymore that Indian National Cricket Team players are all fond of exotic cars and also owns some interesting cars. The list includes our Masterblaster Sachin Tendulkar who has owned a Ferrari to Nissan GTR and some special edition cars from BMW. Our Indian team captain MS Dhoni too is not far behind and has an impressive collection of Supercars starting from a Ferrari to a mighty Hummer and his latest addition was the Kawasaki Ninja H2. But the man of the moment and perhaps all the ladies heartthrob Virat Kohli surely knows how to make a statement or two and steal the show.

Recently he was seen driving his shiny new toy with the Australian Seamer Sean Abbot who also happens to be his IPL teammate. Now you all must be wondering what his shiny new toy right, well it’s a brand new Lamborghini Gallardo. That’s right readers Virat Kohli has added one more supercar to his collection after the Audi R8 and this time he got his hands on this Italian brute. Now as you can all see from the images that Sean Abbot and Virat Kohli both have clicked this image from inside a car and what it seems like that this car has no roof which means that Virat has got himself a Spyder variant of Gallardo.

According to the reports Virat took some time off from his training and trained how to drive this beast and quite honestly it wasn’t too hard for him because he already owns an Audi R8.

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What Can We Expect From the 2016 Audi R8 (Spy Images)

What Can We Expect From the 2016 Audi R8 (Spy Images)

This car has been one important product for Audi and it is compared with some of the best Sportscars available in the World right now. The R8 Coupe was launched almost 8 Years ago back in 2007 and since then it had a great run but recently Audi decided to introduce the next generation R8 in the market because of the increasing competition and stuff their new Sportscar with the more advanced technologies and materials available at this moment like the new lightweight platform

Just few days back we all were excited when we found out a leaked image on Instagram uploaded by an user who also claimed that it was the next generation R8 but when Audi took the matter in their hands the photograph was removed from Instagram and fortunately it was a fake image. But readers don’t get disheartened because we have brought some exclusive and original images of the 2016 Audi R8 being tested on track with camouflage but we also have less camouflaged images for you too which will give you a clear idea of how the next generation R8 will look like in skin.

From the spy images it is quite clear that the new generation R8 gets a completely new front grille and more shaper headlamps, while the new R8 definitely lost some of its round curving and became more shaper which is in par with the current Audi products and their new design language; take the new Q7 SUV as an example. When it comes to interiors although there are not many clear images available yet but expects the next-gen R8 to come with an overhauled interior with many new interesting gadgets and gizmos.

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Audi Launches the R8 LMX - Becomes First Car In India To Get The Laser Headlamps

Audi Launches the R8 LMX - Becomes First Car In India To Get The Laser Headlamps

The fastest and the most powerful Audi R8 is here and it also comes with a laser high beam lighting technology now that’s a treat for every Indian towards the beginning of this New Year.

This is a limited edition R8 and the German auto manufacturer will make only 99 examples of this sportscar, this R8 LMX is also special because it gets the Laser High beam technology and Audi actually installed this in their production version of the R8 after BMW launched the i8 with the laser light technology back in June. The Audi R8 also happens to be the very first car to come with the laser light technology in India.

The Laser lights of the Audi R8 are automatically activated when the car reaches a speed of 60 km/h and provides illumination upto 500 metres without causing any sort of problems to the oncoming traffic because it uses a camera based sensor system which adjusts the higher beam accordingly when they see an oncoming traffic. The R8 LMX also gets a fixed rear spoiler which helps in increasing the downforce. The interior of the R8 LMX also gets some special treatment; it gets covered in carbon fibre, Nappa Leather and Alcantara.

Now as I have already mentioned above that this is a limited edition and also the most powerful R8 ever produces it is powered by a 5.2-litre V10 engine which produces about 570 Hp of peak power and 540 Nm of peak torque. This unit with all that power helps the coupe to accelerate from 0-100 km/h mark in just 3.4 seconds and it has a top speed of 320 km/h mark. The power is transferred to all the 4 wheels via a 7-speed S-tronic gearbox.

The Audi R8 LMX has been priced at INR. 2.97 Cores (ex showroom Delhi/Mumbai).

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Video: How Practical Supercars Are On The Street

Video: How Practical Supercars Are On The Street

Supercar and sportscar really fascinates us and owning one once in a lifetime is surely everyone’s dream but have we ever though how practical are they in real life situation and can you use them on a daily basis just like any other hatchback or sedan in a city traffic or normal roads.

In this video this person gives you a live example of the good and bad bits of owning a supercar. As you can watch that the person owns an Audi R8 and he describes very clearly what problems he faces when he takes his R8 on a normal road for a spin or even to work. Now as we all know that almost every supercar are wider and then a standard hatch or even a sedan so parking in tight spaces or even making your way through the narrow roads causes a huge problem for the person driving the car. You always also have to be alert when you are parking your precious car afterall you don’t want any bruises or scratches on your supercar body. Another big problem that a supercar owner faces is the low ride height of the supercar, even little bumps on the roads can cause a real problem for the driver.

This is one impressive video which shows you the other sides of owning a supercar.

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Video: Drag Races (Featuring Mclaren, Lamborghini, Audi & Mercedes)

Video: Drag Races (Featuring Mclaren, Lamborghini, Audi & Mercedes)

This got to be the most exciting and heart pounding video series for the supercar fans because recently Auto Express conducted a drag race shootout event at an open airstrip which featured some of the fastest and wildest supercars that you can imagine.

The drag race involved Mclaren 650S, Lamborghini Aventador, Audi R8 V10 and a Mercedes S 63 AMG Coupe although there are few other races which were also conducted between other cars but we found these four cars the most interesting from the lot. In the first video you can watch a drag race between a rear wheel drive Mclaren 650S and a four wheel drive Lamborghini Aventador. The AVentador is powered by a 6.5 litre V12 which produces about 700 Hp of peak power while its competitor is the Mclaren 650S uses a twin turbo 3.8 Litre V8 which produces about 650 Hp of peak power.

While in the second video you can watch a Mercedes Benz S63 AMG Coupe which is powered by a 5.5 litre Bi-turbo V8 engine producing about 636 hp of peak power, the engine has been mated to a 7 speed automatic gearbox which send all the power to the rear wheel while its opponent is the Audi R8 V10 which is powered by a 5.2 litre V10 produces about 535 Hp of peak power, the engine unit is mated to a 7 speed duel clutch gearbox which sends power to all the 4 wheels.

Now the results are pretty interesting. So watch both the videos to find out who are the winners in this 1, 800 meter long drag race.

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5 Audi Cars Which Will Feature in The Upcoming Movie "50 Shades Of Grey"

5 Audi Cars Which Will Feature in The Upcoming Movie "50 Shades Of Grey"

Most of you are already excited about the upcoming movie “50 shades of Grey” which is based on the adaptation of the bestselling book by the same title written by the British author E.L. James. The film will be distributed by Universal Studios and set for release in February 13th 2015 worldwide.

Actually what we are really interested is the other side of the story. Recently Audi announced their partnership with Universal Studios and their upcoming movie “50 Shades of Grey”. The reason for Audi appearance in the movie is for the author James who has specifically mentioned in her novel that the Audi was the luxury car of choice for both her major protagonists Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele and thus making Audi’s appearance really important for the film.

The cars which will features in this film are:

2014 Audi R8 V10 Spyder Quattro S Tronic which is powered by a 5.2 litre engine and thus it is definitely meant for those who loves speed because this car is not only beautiful but extremely fast at the same and can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds while it can even reach a top speed of 314 km/h mark. The next car which will make its appearance in the movie is a 2013 S8 Quattro Tiptronic which is powered by a 4.0L TFSI petrol engine producing an impressive amount of power and torque. This sporty premium sedan promises to offer highest levels of luxury and unmatched performance at the same time.
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Audi R8 Competition: The Most Powerful Audi

Audi R8 Competition: The Most Powerful Audi

‘The most powerful Audi’ Well! That is what the German premium auto manufacturer is calling their latest innovation which was already unveiled before its official debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. According to Audi the Limited-Edition R8 Competition has been designed and built especially for the driving enthusiasts but unfortunately the R8 Competition will only be sold in the US market and is limited to just 60 units.

Now what makes the R8 Competition really special is its engine the Coupe is powered by a 5.2 litre V10 unit coupled with a seven sped S Tronic gearbox producing about 570 Hp of peak power which is actually 20 HP more than the standard R8 V10 available in the market today. The R8 Competition uses the same naturally aspirated engine that also powers the Audi R8 LMS race car which actually has won number of titles including the Daytona and Nuerburgring 24 hour races and many other GT races across the globe as well. The R8 Competition is strikingly fast and it has a top speed of 320 km/h mark while the same coupe speedo needle takes only 3.4 seconds to kiss the 100 km/h mark from standstill.

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Video: Audi R8 LMX

Video: Audi R8 LMX

We have already seen couple of spyshots of the next generation Audi R8 being tested going rounds on the internet which is only indicates towards one thing that the launch of the next generation R8 supercar isin’t far away. But before Audi introduces the next generation R8 they have premiered a new R8 based on its current generation christened as the R8 LMX.

Danish racing Driver Tom Kristensen who has won many championships and is the only person who have won the most toughest 24 hours Le Mans race not one not two but nine times has already tested this supercar which is powered by a 5.2-liter V-10 engine that delivers 570 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque.whch is almost 45 horses and 8 piunds feet of torque more than the standard V10 R8. This supercar can acclerate from 0-100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds.

Already impressed? wait till you hear this this Supercar also carries laser headlamps technology with it which is also used by BMW on its i8 models.Watch the video and get to know more detals of the Audi R8 LMX from non other than Tom Kristensen himself.

Video Source: You Tube

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Official: Audi Launches R8 LMX With New Laser High Beams

Official: Audi Launches R8 LMX With New Laser High Beams

Audi has officially launched the limited edition R8 LMX which comes equipped with laser high beams. The laser light of the car gets active at speeds of 60 of km/h and above and supplements the LED high beam in the R8 LMX enhancing the visibility and safety to a great level. Along with that, this car comes with an intelligent camera based sensor system which detects the other road users and in turn adjusts the light pattern to exclude them.

This sports car will come with the Audi exclusive customized paint finish in Ara Blue, crystal effect and will be available as a coupe with a production run limited to 99 vehicles only. The R8 Lumix will retain its power from the 5.2 liter, V10 engine and will produce a maximum power of 570 hp and a maximum torque of 540 Nm. The car produces a top speed of 320 km/h, and the average consumption is 12.9 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (299 grams CO2 per kilometer). A compact, seven speed S tronic gearbox transfers the power to the quattro permanent all wheel drive system.

On its exterior the front grille comes with a single frame and the rear grille comes with a titanium finish. The front has spoiler lip, the sides of the flics, the engine compartment cover, exterior mirror housings etc. On its interior front, the black colored interior gets the dynamic lines with blue accents, the seats are bucket type and come covered with Sepang Blue diamond pattern, the back rests are comes finished with Ara Blue color.

With this new feature, the company challenges the BMW which have incorporated this feature in their electric car, BMW i8 but as an option.

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2014 Audi R8

2014 Audi R8

Audi stunned the world when it first showcased the R8 supercar. The design of the new mid-engine supercar was unlike any seen before. It was flamboyant in a subtle way. Not too brash and neither too loud. At launch, the car used the same 4.2-liter V-8 engine from the RS4. The chassis was designed from scratch, although the expertise from Lamborghini proved quite helpful.

So, Audi had launched a car that was slightly cheaper than the Lamborghini Gallardo and had a trusty V-8 under its hood. Audi later added a V-10 version with over 500 horsepower, the roots of which can be traced back to the Lamborghini V-10.

Still, the Gallardo was a bit too flashy for some and hence the Audi R8 was able to carve out a segment for itself. Audi has recently launched V10 Plus version of the R8 which gets more power and other improved bits. The V10 Plus is only available as a coupe.

That said, the current Audi R8 is almost at the end of its life cycle. A new model is set to replace the car in two years time. The very first pre-production prototypes have already been spotted, however the spy pictures do not reveal a drastic change in design of the 2016 Audi R8.

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Important sportscar launches for 2013

Important sportscar launches for 2013

Recession is a world which the wealthy of the world haven’t heard. 2013 will see a host of new sportcars and while most of them won’t make it to India, four of the five cars we have featured in this article are possibly headed our way. While most of us would never be able to see these cars on roads, there is a growing number of millionaires in India which have enough space in their garage to fill it up with these supercars.

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2013 Audi R8 V10

2013 Audi R8 V10

The fact that theR8 V10 is the fastest accelerating car in Audi’s history is reason enough to buy it. Aimed at the hard core enthusiast, the Audi R8 proved to be every bit as sophisticated as it was expected to. The R8 was first shown at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show and sales started from 2006 and the supercar was first launched in India in 2008 and later on Audi launched it with a 5.2-litre V10 engine. Earlier this year Audi launched the R8 with a facelift and gave it an increase in power and also added a new gearbox. The 2013 Audi R8 V10 hasn’t yet been launched in India but the manufacturer is expected to be launching their supercar sometime next year.

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2011 Audi R8 V10

2011 Audi R8 V10

Manufacturers today are trying to make sensible supercars which appeal to the hard core enthusiast while trying not to alienate any one. The Audi R8 is a perfect example of that, a car which is sophisticated, quick as the wind, comfortable, while not comprising with quality. The R8 shares a thing or two with its cousin the Lamborghini Gallardo which has the same engine and they share a lot of the chassis underpinnings. There are similarities as well between theAudi R8 and the Le Mans quattro concept shown at the 2003 Frankfurt show like the use of magneto-rheological damping and the all-LED lighting systems. When R8 international sales began in 2006, it came with a dry-sump version of the RS4’s V8 engine. The supercar was launched in India in 2008 and in 2011 the manufacturer launched the R8 with a 5.2-litre V10 engine. While the earlier V8 engine wasn’t sluggish by any stretch of imagination, the V10 is a glorious engine in a glorious car. The R8 V10 is priced at Rs 1.40crore for the coupe while the Spyder is priced at Rs 1.50crore.

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