Audi has launched the R8 V10 Plus at the Auto Expo 2016 at a price of ₹ 2.47 crore (ex-showroom Delhi). The R8 V10 Plus is the second generation car in India. It continues the design philosophy from its predecessor. Audi R8 V10 Plus is powered by a naturally aspirated 5.2 liter V10 engine. The engine develops a maximum power of 610 hp and a maximum torque of 560 Nm.
The Audi R8 V10 Plus gear box is a 7-speed S-tronic transmission with three automatic modes and an optional manual shifting mode. The R8 V10 Plus has a permant Quattro (4-wheel drive) system with an electro-hydraulically activated clutch. The car achieves the 0-100 kmph mark in 3.2 seconds, and boasts of a top speed of 330 kmph.
The R8 comes with a single-frame front grille with a honeycomb pattern. LED headlights flank the grill. The side has contours that are curved and a prominent shoulder line that connects the wheels. A carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) fixed rear wing is . The Audi R8 V10 Plus shares 50% of its components with the Audi R8 LMS race car (such as the Audi spaceframe and the V10 engine). The LMS tech that has been incorporated makes the new R8 50 kg lighter and 40% more stiffer than the outgoing model. The Audi R8 V10 Plus also features the unique cylinder on demand technology which can switch off five of the ten cylinders to improve efficiency when full power is not required
The new Audi R8 V10 Plus features a fully customizable digital display, a multi-functional steering wheel with a host of controls that allow the driver to control various functions including engine start – up and exhaust sound. Several of the older buttons and knobs have been replaced by the configurable 12.3 inch Audi virtual cockpit. An optional 500-watt Bang & Olufsen music system and an Audi Phone Box can be included as well.
The new Audi R8 V10 Plus retails at ₹ 2.47 crore (ex-showroom Delhi). For Audi R8 V10 plus customers, Audi will also offer a free training session at the Audi Sportscar Experience at the Buddh International Circuit.