Street Legal Audi R8 GT3 Facelift Spotted Testing

In the very short span of time whole line of Audi had been given down with a revamp, not even excluding the flagship R8. Talking about the R8 it was revealed that Audi had made it available in the number of options. Introducing the latest i.e. R8 V10 Plus for many markets of the world, Germans had disappointingly abolished the R8 GT from product list. However, the GT model was said to be built in the limited numbers of 333 itself which moreover hadn’t ignited that amount of aspirations from the market that was desired by the makers. Hence, Audi was then compelled to roll it up from the sleeves of fraternity in order to concentrate on further course of action.

With the whip of time and again, a recent spy shot from the Nurburgring had conveyed, a new sort of Audi R8 was seen testing on the track that too in a facelift avatar. However, the bespoken model seems being the street legal version of “GT 3 racer” doing rounds to get the perfection from oodles of weight, so as to reach the production bay sooner than possible.

Audi R8 GT3 Facelift Spotted Testing
Seen in images, the newly added chin spoiler, winglets on front quarter panel and also a couple of aerodynamic here and there makes it a beautifully carved out super German metal from front. Being at rear, a lip spoiler and a ‘huge wing’ tends it to be drawn straight in line with the extreme tyre burning bugs. All of the new tweaks are speculated to be built from the carbon fiber.

Sneak peek of inside had enticed us with the rollcage and a racing-inspired harness belt for the driver as well passenger. However, generously sized wheels also make it to cover the screechy stretch of kilometers with ease.

Audi R8 GT3 Facelift Spotted Testing Back View

Meanwhile, till the R8 V10 Plus is doing well on the sales report we think Audi would not make the announcement for a new one, which we hopefully can say would find a gap in the mid of next year. Lest, mentioning the technical at end, we expect a 575-600 hp derivation from the engine of new R8 otherwise the GT3 badge wouldn’t make any sensible compliment on such adrenaline packed newbie, most probably when compared with the outgoing R8 V10 Plus.

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Audi plans improvisation of Two of its Supercars

Audi has always been revered to as the most preferred choice of cars for people and now this time it has unleashed the newest and mean Audi R8 Spyder’s upgraded version in the market. Last year Audi launched supercar R8 in the Indian market termed as one of the most lucrative automobile markets in the world and there was response to the launch as many who had the money went for the car. Both the Audi R8 and Audi R6 Spyder will be re-launched into the market as upgraded versions which promise to be meaner and faster than their predecessors. These versions of the supercars will be launched prospectively in the year 2014 and 2015.

There have been many steps and months of discussion and research upon which the cars have been upgraded on order to give enhanced optimal performance and along with that, this time Audi has focused on fuel efficiency as well. Though one cannot expect good fuel efficiency from a supercar, Audi aims to launch these supercars as one of the most efficient hotrods in the market. Extensive research has been taking place behind the closed doors of the German automobile heavyweight and Audi promises to upgrade these two supercars to such a level where they can be tagged as one of the most efficient cars in the market without any other car hanging on their shoulders.

Audi plans improvisation of Two of its Supercars

Audi plans to reduce the weight of the cars by at least 60 kg upon which the cars will be somewhere around 1500 kg promising the best performance ever by an Audi supercar. Presently Audi R8 comes with a 4.2 L V8 engine and is capable of delivering 450 bhp horsepower which can make it accelerate like a bat straight out of hell. On the other hand Audi R8 Spyder roadster is powered by a 5.2 L V10 engine which can shell out an incredible power of 550 bhp. Both these mean machines will be powered by seven speed clutch dual gearboxes.

No supercar has ever shelled out a mileage more than 5 kmpl but Audi plans to break this barrier as the new range of upgraded models of R8 and R8 Spyder will be capable of giving out a mileage of 10.9 kmpl which is something that will raise lots of eyebrows. Thus if someone calculates the increase in percentage of fuel efficiency then it will come out to be a staggering 120% which is presently impossible for any supercar. Carbon fiber has been used by Audi to increase the fuel efficiency of these supercars and thus Audi aims to achieve a huge boost in its reputation amongst the automobile heavyweight conglomerates. One of the most impressive changes made into these two cars is the mechanism of start/stop as well as the advanced braking system which increases the handling of the car to a great extent along with the innovative Sailing technology according to which the engine runs into idle mode while the car is moving downhill thus saving a lot of fuel.

Audi R8 5.2 FSI launches the much awaited V10 engine in India

The German luxury car maker, Audi, announced the introduction of the all new R8 5.2 FSI for India, which was awaited with bated breath by the auto buffs, in the process consolidating its leadership status in the super sports car segment.

Built with (ASF) Audi space framework design which is very light weight and propelled by a V10 Quattro engine powerful enough to zoom the Audi R8 V10 from 0-100 kmph in a flash of 3.9 seconds, the car boasts of a top speed of 316 kmph. Rs 1.32.49000(ex-showroom Maharashtra) will be the monetary value of the Audi R8 5.2 FSI.

Each Audi R8 5.2 FSI demonstrates a marvel in engineering excellence and is hand built. It is been blended with utmost skill with various design cues which in turn enables the auto maker to establish new benchmarks for performance in sport car segment.

The new Audi R8 5.2 FSI finds its root in the great motor sport tradition of the Audis. It is available in R-tronic or manual six-speed transmission which helps the driver to switch gears in a flash with the help of the rocker switches on the steering.

The high performance Audi R8 5.2 FSI weighs a mere 1564 kgs, without any compromises on the driving quality part, safety and handling standards, as it is built in the Audi Space Frame (ASF) design with aluminum. A refreshing new side blade has been carved out in the exteriors to maximize performance and increase air intake. The all LED-headlight is another of its distinctive design highlight of the Audi R8 5.2 FSI.

With a gigantic list of standard equipment and built by hand completely, the Audi R8 5.2 FSI is in its finest details, customizable. This provides a performance car enthusiast the ultimate premium experience. The aesthetic leather packages accentuate the luxuriousness of the Audi R8 5.2 FSI.

Achieving a record growth of almost 81 percent in 2010, Audi sold 3003 units. For the New Year, the company will continue to expand the product line-up and in the process deliver award winning and path breaking vehicles for customers in India. The scheduled opening of showroom in Ludhiana and Delhi is the result of Audi’s focus at strengthening the dealer network in the county. 2010 saw the company’s showroom inaugurated at Kolkata, Jaipur, Mumbai and Bangalore.

Audi A4, Audi Q5, Audi A6, Audi Q7, Audi A8, Audi TT and the sports car Audi R8 are the model that are up for grabs in India. Audi’s entire range is made available across India in Chandigarh, Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Ludhiana, Mumbai West, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Pune. Further showrooms are touted to be opened at Coimbatore, Indore, Surat, Mumbai South, and Lucknow.