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Old 12th May 2010, 02:24   #1
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Audi R8 V8 catches fire in the Netherlands


If we punched ourselves for every burned down sports car we’ve seen in recent years, our face would be indistinguishable by now. However, no matter how many times we’ve seen these exotic beauties get engulfed in flames, the pain remains the same.

Take this brand new, matte black Audi R8 V8 for example. With only 20 km on its odometer and being taken out for a standard test run, the R8 inexplicably catches fire as it was running along the A67 highway in Someren in the Netherlands. No word yet on what caused the fire, only that it happened without any hint or warning. Luckily, both the driver and the passenger managed to get out of the car in time.
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:( with jus 20km, who would have expected that to happen
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Old 12th May 2010, 02:29   #2
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The incident is too similar to the Nano.

Wonder if there is a design flaw in all these cars that get caught fire?
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:( with jus 20km, who would have expected that to happen
Feels like going and saving the car anyhow.
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Old 12th May 2010, 03:07   #4
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Phew!! I feel sorry for the car and it's owner(?)/would've been owner, but I'm glad that Mr.Tata's small wonder won't have to face all that criticism anymore when a car costing 100 times more than a Nano catches fire without warning too!!

@ranjan sharma: A lot of parts are still salvageable viz, the ORVMs, front wheels, the grille, hood, front bumper and other bits!!
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Old 12th May 2010, 07:31   #5
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Almost all the models are catching fire now-a-days. So, lets put the blame on global warming
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Wow this is for all those who said the v8 engines will never catch fire and were super reliable and were blaming the v10's for catching fire.
There was a recent discussion on one of the supercar threads about the superb reliability of the v8 and the supposed to problematic v10.

Sad that too considering it had only 20 kms on the odo.
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Old 12th May 2010, 14:19   #7
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I had warned Audi a decade ago that taking over Lamborghini isn't such a good idea! But no one listens to me
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Old 12th May 2010, 16:50   #8
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I had warned Audi a decade ago that taking over Lamborghini isn't such a good idea! But no one listens to me
Haha!

Thats what you get when you transplant an Italian heart into a German body. Rejection!
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I feel sad to see a beauty being reduced to ashes. Lucky that the driver and passengers had the presence of mind to park the car on the road side and escape unhurt. Any updates on the root cause of fire?
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More than one day since the thread started. only 7 seven responses. contrast this with Nano thread where everybody had a field day castigating TATA.
This thread once again demonstrates the double standards some members here have with respect to TATA and other car manufacturers. They are all silent even though the incident is similar to TATA Nano.

Is Lack of response can be construed as acceptance of fire in luxury cars is OK but not in cheap cars like NANO?
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More than one day since the thread started. only 7 seven responses. contrast this with Nano thread where everybody had a field day castigating TATA.
This thread once again demonstrates the double standards some members here have with respect to TATA and other car manufacturers. They are all silent even though the incident is similar to TATA Nano.

Is Lack of response can be construed as acceptance of fire in luxury cars is OK but not in cheap cars like NANO?
most of the members & in fact general public have double standards. I have mentioned the same (in more subtle manner) when GTO posted about a new Beat catching fire in Delhi.

We are ready to forgive anyone but Tatas who have single handedly brought the Indian automotive industry, engineering prowess & affordability in limelight at the international level.
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More than one day since the thread started. only 7 seven responses. contrast this with Nano thread where everybody had a field day castigating TATA.
This thread once again demonstrates the double standards some members here have with respect to TATA and other car manufacturers. They are all silent even though the incident is similar to TATA Nano.

Is Lack of response can be construed as acceptance of fire in luxury cars is OK but not in cheap cars like NANO?
It could well possibly be the reason that NANO is expected to be used by quite a lot of ppl as compared to ppl driving R8. Plus you will not be seeing an R8 on mumbai roads in the near future but talk about NANO, the roads are already started filling with it
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It could well possibly be the reason that NANO is expected to be used by quite a lot of ppl as compared to ppl driving R8. Plus you will not be seeing an R8 on mumbai roads in the near future but talk about NANO, the roads are already started filling with it
Nano is a 'people's car'. So naturally, people will be more concerned when a Nano catches fire rather than talking about a car which they may not even see in their entire life time.

Just my two cents.

But YES, some people do have double standards, especially when it comes to TATA. Some other threads in the same forum may have enough proof for that, but certainly not this thread.

@CARDEEP Your signature is cool.

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but whats the reason behind this ? must be something , it seems to be gutted !
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Old 13th May 2010, 14:03   #15
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It could well possibly be the reason that NANO is expected to be used by quite a lot of ppl as compared to ppl driving R8. Plus you will not be seeing an R8 on mumbai roads in the near future but talk about NANO, the roads are already started filling with it
Whether it is to be used by one person or number of persons is not the criteria for burning/not burning of cars?
Car is not supposed to burn like that. that is simply unacceptable ( be TATA or AUDI)

Team Bhp comprises of minuscule percentage of indian population and they are supposed to be auto enthusiasts.

Similar excuses were offered whenever a defective / malfunction of cars other than TATA are reported in this forum
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