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Old 27th January 2013, 12:36   #1
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Default Audi R8 catches fire in Mumbai! EDIT: A few more - page 9

Guys, a R8 has flamed up. Brought under control now by the fire brigade guys. Hope no one was injured.

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Video from the very start of the flames (credit: Ninad Chichkar):


Another view (credit: Aditya Ghadi):


Rear view (credit: VersionDreams):

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Old 27th January 2013, 12:45   #2
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Guys, a R8 has flamed up. Brought under control now by the fire brigade guys. Hope no one was injured.
Holy cow!! How? Where? During the rally?

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Old 27th January 2013, 12:47   #3
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Yes, during the rally. It was exiting the sealink. Nobody was injured.
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Old 27th January 2013, 13:03   #4
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which r8 it was? the grey one with blue stripes?
i already left when i heard of the news. any idea how did it happen?
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Old 27th January 2013, 13:10   #5
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No idea which one, but here is what finally remained.



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No idea which one, but here is what finally remained.
Nothing that's left behind, man! Accidents like these are probably holding the owners from participating with full gusto.

Maybe, it stems from last year's Maserati accident that we didn't observe as much turn up in terms of supercars this time. This one is as bad as it gets. Hope, doesn't dissuade any more owners from prticipating in the ensuing years!
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Looks bad. Source: https://twitter.com/parthdoctor/stat...34669917356032
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Old 27th January 2013, 13:18   #8
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Whatever remained was dragged away by a tow truck. Have loads of pics, but need to get home for that.
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The Audi R8 which burst into flames during the rally, just before sea link.

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Cause of this is unknown but rumors are this was a new brand new car & was being over revved for too long

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It was a silver colour R8 V8.The driver is safe.
Have a few pics of the car on flames,but would not be uploading it.
How did the fire occur?
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It was a silver colour R8 V8.The driver is safe.
Have a few pics of the car on flames,but would not be uploading it.
How did the fire occur?
Apparently I read that the driver over revved the engine and it caught fire. Thank god the driver is safe.
BTW, isn't the rev-limiter suppose to prevent this? It should not allow the engine to be over-revved.
EDIT: Just read Karan's comments about it being over-revved for a long time. Then yes, it can catch fire if it was being done for long.

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^ How is it that participating in events like these is causing the damage? Was this car involved in some accident?
I think if this car had to light up it would have today even if it hadn't been at the event. probably an electrical glitch.

Edit: how is it possible that too much revs cause a fire. its a liquid cooled engine. the company is supposed to fool proof it against this kind of operation.

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BTW, isn't the rev-limiter suppose to prevent this? It should not allow the engine to be over-revved.
EDIT: Just read Karan's comments about it being over-revved for a long time. Then yes, it can catch fire if it was being done for long.
If its a new car, the running in guidelines are pretty clear not to exceed a certain rpm range till about say 2000 kms ( varies for different vehicles )

But still before we do not know the actual reason for the cause of the fire it wont be apt to come to conclusions to blame the driver of over revving.

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It was a silver colour R8 V8.The driver is safe.
Have a few pics of the car on flames,but would not be uploading it.
How did the fire occur?
Is it the Delhi car? The one that is used everyday.
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Mod Note : Please use the EDIT or MULTI-QUOTE buttons instead of typing one post after another on the SAME THREAD! To know how to multi-quote, click here.

Damn it had to be a electrical issue. A naturally aspirated car could not possibly catch on fire because of mechanical reasons.

I think there was too much nos used he should of paid attention when his laptop was saying danger to the manifold!!

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