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Old 23rd April 2010, 00:05   #16
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Good way of starting your journey on TBHP Octane97 I guess there are around three R8s in Mumbai now. I have seen one grey and another one in black.
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Old 23rd April 2010, 01:08   #17
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Good way of starting your journey on TBHP Octane97 I guess there are around three R8s in Mumbai now. I have seen one grey and another one in black.
More than three brother. 2 greys, 1 blacks, 1 white, 1 yellow and 1 gold. The gold looks the best of the lot.
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Welcome to the Forum 97octane and hope you have a great time here.

Boy i have seen this car a million times at worli but each time there has been something wrong with the camera on the phone. This is one of the sweetest looking R8's i have seen and yes the escort car can be a pain sometimes. Finaly she has made it to the forum thanks to you. Great going and hope to see many more from your end. Cheers.
Thanks a lot buddy.

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@97octane: Awesome pics mate! That's a super color for a supercar. Nice write up as well. Looks like there's a thing with Activas and exotics: Mine got to see a Maserati GT and an LP640 !

PS: Shoot vids while you're chasing next time on. There's nothing like the sight of watching an exotic rip through traffic .
Hmmm videos sounds good, I did chase down he Parx Supercar Girls. Will try that for sure. Activa !!! i'm gonna miss my baby she saw many many & many exotics at locations like private docks, custom clearing sheds & what not she was my star. Had to sell cause of family pressure.

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This car has an R-Tronic Transmission and not a manual one. This is the display car for the new Audi dealer in Mumbai, Audi Mumbai West.
I'm pretty sure i saw the metal stick & not the "Flappy Pedal Gears" (JC's words LoLzzz i love those). About this being a display car is a bit dicey cause many of the bhpians & even i spotted this beast unleashed plus the person whom i saw driving is sure not to take so many test drives around Mumbai. Still you can never be sure about these beauties or there owners. So thanks a lot for chipping in.

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I think I recognized the owner, If I'm not mistaken, he had a R8 which he reportedly sold for a used Gallardo coupe(Blue) very recently. His wife has a Arancio atlas Gallardo(maybe he bought the copper edition to match with the Lambo) and also have a white BFS.



So, My guess was correct. This is the car you told me.
Perfect guess Buddy. The sold R8(V8) was grey with black Side-Blades. If i'm not wrong I spotted a Bentley Flying Spur (Alpine white)which is allegedly owned by 'Him' near his newly opened exclusive nightclub at linking road, Bandra. The Aracio atlas Gallardo was in media as it was supposed to the engagement present from him along with the huge rock in the ring. Aaj Tak sported a news something like "Engagement Ring ke Saath Sportscar free". LoLzz such hilarious stuff these people do.

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isnt this the same car that was at the auto expo? i recall another bhpian talking about the show car (R8) being sold. and nice catch there @97octane
I'm not sure about appearance of this color in any Indian Show or even Team BHP yet.
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Ahh yes. So this one Finally makes its appearance on the Forum. The car looks Fantastic in the day.
Ohh yes it does. The Lilawati spotting was in afternoon, it was literally glittering gold with sun above.

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Good way of starting your journey on TBHP Octane97 I guess there are around three R8s in Mumbai now. I have seen one grey and another one in black.
Hey thanks.
My predictions about R8s in Mumbai-
#The grey one was of the same owner which was sold & was spotted in Goa soon after.
#The black one was a hunt for me heard the news that Firm named Hyperformance cars brought in the beauty in late 2007 spotted her in November or December the same year. Don't quite remember the perfect date as wasn't used to penning down stuff then. I spotted her in Bandra. Owner/ Driver took her for small spins. Saw her by Aurus twice then heard the rumor that it belonged to a 'very big name' in construction, who has stake in Aurus & has one of the best "Stable" in Mumbai which allegedly consist of Fezza, Hummers, RRs, Bentley, lots of other Audis & Shooting Stars. I still feel all this was imaginative. Last spotting was in 2008. The registration was too fabulous. "R8" with a big 8 which i noticed when she zoomed pasted me on bandstand towards the TLE (Taj Lands End).
#Saw a white R8 at Madh-Islands on a private property with Delhi registration.
#Spotted another black R8 with Gujrat registration at Palm Beach Road, New Mumbai. Rumors suggested that the owner also has a Maserati GT with MH registration.
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And what about the copper edition discussed in the initial posts of this thread??
Or are the gold and copper the same car?
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Old 23rd April 2010, 03:55   #20
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And what about the copper edition discussed in the initial posts of this thread??
Or are the gold and copper the same car?
Yes, There is no other Golden coloured R8. He hopefully meant the same car.
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Wow thats one super color going on the R8. Wish there were more pictures of the beauty in daylight. Awesome color again . Is this color custom or given by audi only ?
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More than three brother. 2 greys, 1 blacks, 1 white, 1 yellow and 1 gold. The gold looks the best of the lot.
A YELLOW R8? Who's got such taste? This is completely stuff!
Just because it has Lamborghini underpinnings doesn't mean it can carry off the colours which a Lambo can!

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Not so bad is it shamik? Imola yellow is the colour shown here

That said, it does look like a supersonic schoolbus
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This R8 belongs to the MD of Audi Mumbai West, the new Audi dealer in Mumbai. The car has special exhibition paint and it's copper colour. It was displayed at the 2010 Auto Expo in Delhi. Funky Devil was right, the car has an R-tronic auto transmission and carbon fibre side blades, front spoiler, rear diffuser, rear spoiler and ORVMS. Attaching a few more pics,please forgive the quality of pics as the were taken by a mobile phone cam.
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Not so bad is it shamik? Imola yellow is the colour shown here

That said, it does look like a supersonic schoolbus
It still looks bad. Supersonic schoolbus or not, it just doesn't cut it the way a Lambo or Fezza does.

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This R8 belongs to the MD of Audi Mumbai West, the new Audi dealer in Mumbai. The car has special exhibition paint and it's copper colour. It was displayed at the 2010 Auto Expo in Delhi. Funky Devil was right, the car has an R-tronic auto transmission and carbon fibre side blades, front spoiler, rear diffuser, rear spoiler and ORVMS. Attaching a few more pics,please forgive the quality of pics as the were taken by a mobile phone cam.
Thanks for the pictures, koolsun. The R8 looks fabulous in that colour during the day. The owner has good taste!
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Whoa!!! That color is something to die for!! But I'd rather kill to have that piece for myself....

That's a nice set of pics, koolsun216. Thanks for sharing!
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Mamma Mia shez a stunner .... Whats Mumbai West ? Theres nothing like this in Mumbai. It might be Mumbai central West. As of now theres one at Annie Besant Road, Worli & they have plans for one at Link road, Andheri. No idea about the progress.

@ Koolsun216 - Thanks for the pictures.
#The Stick which pops from the gearbox made me think that its a Manual. Why on earth people waste money on those autos rather than enjoying the adrenalin rush of manuals. drive a muscle with manual i'm sure they wont touch any auto again. Computers kill the sheer pleasure of driving.....
#Those CF detailing are awesome & great color too. I'm in love with that retractable spoiler.
#The driver which i saw was discussed before but as i said before no one can ever be sure about these girls or even there ownership. Thanks a lot for chipping in more details.
#I would love to visit that 'Mumbai West showroom', any specific timings for sighting?

@ Shamik.bose - Yeah man Yellow with Black Side-blades look like a super-cool cab or a supersonic school-bus as Nitronium said. Yellow is a Lambo & red is Ferrari its like the first lesson of hypersports. LoLzzz

@ Nitronium -Is this in Mumbai ? Never spotted her ? any leads ?

@ MARCUS - Same to same reaction.
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Nice pictures koolsun! With that copper colour, the car looks better in daylight. At which dealership did you spot the R8?
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Nice pictures koolsun! With that copper colour, the car looks better in daylight. At which dealership did you spot the R8?
It's at Audi Mumbai West dealership, showroom coming up at Andheri west, new link road,diagonally opposite star baazar & workshop is fully operational,it's at CST road in Kalina,Santacruz east
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