In January-2013, Audi India launched their flagship model Audi R8 in a total of 3 variants R8 V8 Coupe, R8 V10 Coupe and R8 V10 Spyder (convertible), priced at Rs 1.34 crore, 1.57 crore and 1.73 crore (ex-showroom, New Delhi) respectively. Today the company has just added the fastest and most powerful variant of the same, the 2013 Audi R8 V10 Plus priced at Rs 2.05 crore (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
Audi’s fastest car, the R8 V10 Plus has been launched in style at the famous Buddh International Circuit (BIC) Noida. And the prices of the other 3 variants have now been revised due to hike in import duties (2013 Union budget). So the R8 V10 Coupe which was launched at Rs 1.57 crore, now costs around Rs 1.81 crore. So the price of the new R8 V10 Plus seems justified.
What’s special about Audi R8 V10 Plus? It may be noted that this super fast vehicle is to be powered by the same Lamborghini-sourced 5.2-liter V10 engine which has already proved its capacity in the R8 Spyder and R8 V10 Coupe. In the Plus, this engine will be capable of 550 bhp and 540 Nm torque and will be mated to a 7-speed S Tronic automatic gearbox.
Acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph will be achieved in 3.5 seconds while the vehicle zooms to a top speed of 317 kmph which is why Audi states is their fastest vehicle in their current line-up. The suspension bits from the regular R8 have been tweaked to make the V10 Plus stiffer. The V10 Plus also loses 50kg over the regular V10 trim by extensive use of carbon fibre.
Other components like the front splitter, side blades, mirrors and rear diffuser are all made of CFRP. Visually, the R8 V10 Plus looks the same like its lesser powered V10 sibling but has a different set of alloys and a matt finish to its grill.
Check out more pictures below the jump.