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Default Next-gen Audi R8 V10 coming to India in 2016

The second-generation Audi R8 V10 can now be ordered in European markets. Deliveries of the car will begin in autumn.

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The car comes in two variants - R8 V10 and R8 V10 Plus. Both variants have a 5,204cc, V10 petrol engine and a 7-speed S Tronic automatic transmission. In the R8 V10, the engine develops 532 BHP and 540 Nm of torque. Audi claims that the car can sprint from 0 to 100 kph in 3.5 seconds, and attain a top speed of 323 kph. In the R8 V10 Plus, the engine is tuned to produce even more power and torque - 602 BHP and 560 Nm. The claimed 0 to 100 kph and 0 to 200 kph times for the car are 3.2 seconds and 9.9 seconds respectively. The car will reach a top speed of 330 kph. Audi claims that this is the most powerful and fastest production car that it has built.

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The R8 V10 has an Audi Space Frame body shell, which weighs only 200 kg. This body shell is about 15% lighter than that of the old R8. At the same time its torsional rigidity has improved by 40%. The car measures 4.42 metres in length, 1.94 metres in width and 1.24 metres in height and has a wheelbase of 2.65 metres. The R8 V10 Plus has a dry weight of 1,454 kg.

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The new Audi R8 V10 gets 19-inch wheels with size 245/35 tyres at the front and 295/35 at the rear as standard. 20-inch wheels with size 245/30 tyres at the front and 305/30 at the rear, are available as a part of optional equipment. The car gets LED headlights as standard and laser-guided spot lamps for the high beam as optional.

According to a report by Autocar India, Audi is planning to launch the new R8 V10 in India in the early part of 2016.

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